Cavatini

Another recipe that I will be making regularly! This truly is an oldie but goodie.This would be delicious with your favorite pizza toppings added in as well. I would suggest ham, bacon, olives, sausage, banana peppers, whatever you normally add to your pizza would likely be a good addition.Swap the regular pasta for gluten free if needed.I made this on a night my son’s friends were over hoping it would be a hit and it sure was.Im going to format this into a more standard recipe post.For the pasta I highly recommend using the Creamettes brand. It really is extra good.It calls for Ragu, I just used whatever spaghetti type sauce I had on hand.

Cavatini Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 Tbls butter or olive oil
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 2 small cans of mushrooms drained
  • 1 package slices pepperoni
  • 1 box of pasta in your choice of shape shells, swirls, etc
  • 1 C shredded mozzarella cheese

DirectionsSaute onion in olive oil or butter until translucent. Add ground beef and green pepper, cook. While that is browning cook pasta to slightly underdone. Drain grease from meat then add spaghetti sauce, tomato paste, mushrooms, and pepperoni. Stir all together and then stir in pasta. Sprinkle cheese on top and bake 30-45 minutes at 350 degrees. Bake until bubbling and cheese is browning.I didn’t have an issue but you might want to not mix in all the pasta until you are sure there is enough sauce. You could add up to about a 1/4 cup of water if needed or just use less pasta.

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