Cavatini Recipes

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Cavatini is a baked pasta dish with pizza sauce, peppers, mushrooms and cheese. It was popular in Pizza Hut restaurants. This page contains cavatini recipes.
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This is a great take-off of the old Pizza Hut dish. Very good!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup corkscrew macaroni
  • 1 cup shell macaroni
  • 1/2 lb. hamburger
  • 1/2 lb. sausage
  • 3/4 cup onion
  • 1/2 cup green pepper
  • 4 oz. mushrooms, drained
  • 1 (15 oz.) jar Prego spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese
  • 2 oz. sliced pepperoni
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese

Directions:

Cook macaroni twists and shells according to package directions; drain. Brown hamburger, sausage, onion, and pepper. Drain off excess fat and add to cooked macaroni. Add mushrooms, spaghetti sauce and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.

Put into 9x13 inch pan. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Top with pepperoni slices and then cover with 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees F then at 250 for another 15 minutes.

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Servings: 9-12
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

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Ingredients:

  • 32 oz. Ragu thick and zesty spaghetti sauce
  • 1 lb. hamburger, browned
  • 1 sm. can mushrooms, drained
  • 1/2 each green pepper and onion, cooked
  • 1 pkg. sliced pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup each: 3 different kinds noodles (spaghetti, rigatoni and curly)
  • 8 oz. shredded Mozzarella cheese

Directions:

Cook noodles as package directs. Mix all other ingredients with noodles, using only 1/2 package of cheese. Sprinkle the other 1/2 for topping. Put in a casserole dish and bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees F or until cheese is melted and is bubbly all through. Serves 6.

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By Robin from Washington, IA

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Great Italian dish similar to the Cavatini at Pizza Hut.

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June 29, 2009

Ingredients

  • 2 (32 oz.) Jars Spaghetti Sauce
  • 2 (4 oz.) cans mushrooms
  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 lb. ground pork sausage
  • 1 lg. onion (chopped)
  • 1 lg. Bell Pepper (chopped)
  • 1 package sliced pepperoni
  • 1 (6oz) package Mostaccioli noodles*
  • 1 (6oz) package rotini noodles*
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Black Olives (optional)

*I used a scale to measure out 6 oz.

Directions

Brown sausage, beef, onion and bell pepper. Drain well. Add to spaghetti sauce, mushrooms and pepperoni. Simmer sauce for 1 hr. Meanwhile cook pasta until half done. Drain water. When sauce is ready add to noodles, mix and put in a 9x13 inch pan. Bake 25 minutes at 325 degrees F. Top will mozzarella cheese, put back in oven for approximately 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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Serves 8-10

By Laurie from Pahrump, NV

Answers:

Cavatini

Laurie, Is this anything like the Cavatini Pizza Hut use to serve? They use to serve it in individual boat like casseroles (can't think of the name of them) I will be so glad to try this. Think I will use WACKY MAC pasta for it. Thanks (08/30/2006)

By Wisgal

Cavatini

Hi WIsgal, I don't know! I've never eaten at Pizza Hut. My sister - in - law made this for our Family Reunion out of her cookbook. I think after she topped it off with the mozzarella cheese she cooked it longer than 5 minutes because the top was brown and crunchy.

Good idea with the individual boats.. Think I'll do that next time instead of large pan. (08/31/2006)

By Laurie

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June 29, 2009

Ingredients

  • 4 cups dry rotini (twirl noodles)
  • 1 pound hamburger
  • 1 pound sausage
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large jar Ragu spaghetti sauce
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
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  • 2 cans mushrooms
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • pepperoni slices

Directions

Cook rotini; drain. Set aside. Brown hamburger and sausage and drain. Add rest of ingredients. Cook until cheese melts. Add noodles. Pour into 9x13 inch greased pan. Top with cheese and pepperoni. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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