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Baked Cavatelli


Fast, simple and easy pasta dish!

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  • 7 ounces dried cavatelli or wagon wheel macaroni
  • 12 ounces uncooked Italian sausage links, sliced 1/2 inch thick, or ground beef
  • 3/4 c. chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 26-ounce jar pasta sauce
  • 2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 t. black pepper


Servings 5
Preparation time 25mins
Cooking time 55mins


Step 1

1. Cook and drain pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.

2. In a large skillet cook the sausage, onion, and garlic over medium heat until sausage is brown; remove from skillet and drain off fat.

3. In a large bowl stir together pasta sauce, 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese, and the pepper. Add the cooked pasta and the drained sausage mixture. Stir gently to combine. Spoon the mixture into a 2-quart casserole.

4. Bake, covered, in a 375 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until nearly heated through. Uncover, sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup of mozzarella cheese. Bake 5 minutes more or until cheese melts.


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