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Baked Cavatelli

Makes: 5 to 6 servings
Prep 25 mins Bake 375°F 30 mins
Baked Cavatelli
Ingredients
  • 2 1/3  cups  dried cavatelli or wagon wheel macaroni (7 ounces)
  • 12  ounces  uncooked Italian sausage links, sliced 1/2 inch thick, or lean ground beef
  • 3/4  cup  chopped onion
  • 2  cloves  garlic, minced
  • 1 26  ounce jar  pasta sauce
  • 1  cup  shredded mozzarella cheese (4 ounces)
  • 1/4  teaspoon  black pepper
Directions

1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; set aside.

2. In a large skillet cook the sausage, onion, and garlic until sausage is brown; remove from skillet. Drain.

3. In a large bowl stir together pasta sauce, 3/4 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 F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until nearly heated through. Uncover; sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese. Bake about 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted.

5. Makes 5 or 6 servings

From the Test Kitchen*
  • For individual portions, spoon the mixture into 5 or 6 individual (8- to 10-ounce) casseroles. Place the casseroles on a large baking sheet. Cover casseroles with foil and bake in a 375 degree F oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until nearly heated through. Uncover, sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese, and bake about 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts (Baked Cavatelli)
  • Servings Per Recipe 5,
  • cal. (kcal) 503,
  • Fat, total (g) 24,
  • chol. (mg) 58,
  • sat. fat (g) 9,
  • carb. (g) 43,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 10,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 3,
  • fiber (g) 4,
  • sugar (g) 9,
  • pro. (g) 23,
  • vit. A (IU) 680,
  • vit. C (mg) 8,
  • Thiamin (mg) 1,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 4,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 69,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 1464,
  • Potassium (mg) 209,
  • calcium (mg) 232,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Vegetables () 1,
  • Starch () 3,
  • Fat () 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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