Recipes and Cooking Healthy Baked Cavatelli 3.5 (106) 4 Reviews Looking for healthy casseroles? Look no further! Tastier than some healthy casserole recipes, this baked cavatelli is packed with veggies and protein -- but still has a little gooey cheese sprinkled on top. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on August 11, 2015 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Prep Time: 30 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Bake Time: 40 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 25 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 8 ounce dried cavatelli or dried multigrain penne pasta 12 ounce uncooked ground Italian turkey sausage* 1 cup chopped eggplant or zucchini 1 cup chopped fresh cremini or button mushrooms ¾ cup chopped red sweet pepper ½ cup chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 14.5 ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained 1 8 ounce can no-salt-added tomato sauce ¼ cup snipped fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried basil, crushed 1 tablespoon snipped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper 1 cup shredded reduced-fat Italian blend cheese (4 ounces) Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting any salt or oil. Drain; set aside. Meanwhile, in a very large skillet cook sausage, eggplant, mushrooms, sweet pepper, onion, and garlic over medium heat until sausage is browned and vegetables are just tender, stirring to break up sausage as it cooks. Drain off any fat. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, dried basil (if using), dried oregano (if using), salt, and black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in fresh basil (if using) and fresh oregano (if using). In a very large bowl stir together the pasta and sausage mixture. Spoon mixture into a 3-quart baking dish. Bake, covered with foil, for 35 to 40 minutes or until heated through. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake about 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted. *Test Kitchen Tip: For a less spicy pasta dish, use half regular ground turkey and half Italian turkey sausage. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 254 Calories 7g Fat 30g Carbs 17g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 254 % Daily Value * Total Fat 7g 9% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 34mg 11% Sodium 492mg 21% Total Carbohydrate 30g 11% Total Sugars 6g Protein 17g Vitamin C 28.3mg 142% Calcium 131.3mg 10% Iron 1.6mg 9% Potassium 291mg 6% Folate, total 84.7mcg Vitamin B-6 0.2mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.