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    Baked Cavatelli

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    35 mins

    10 mins

    25 mins

    BratGyrl's Note:

    OMG! My kids complain about most food and eating dinner (they're snack-a-holics) but this casserole is not one of those dinners. When I used to cook this when it was just me and my husband (B.C.), we used to have a ton of leftovers!! However, now there are none, and it's the dog who's most upset.... The sausage you can either get in mild or Spicy and I like to mix both in this dinner. I cook both packs at once, one skillet for each type. Once they are done I take half from the mild and half from the spicy and combine them in one zippy-bag and freeze them (add them to your future Spag&Mtball dinner and WOW!). I got this from a BHG Mag at least 17 years ago (when we first moved in together - May of '89) and just saw this again on BHG.com (my original calls for half of a bag/box of spinach and 1/2 cup of red peppers and onion (I buy frozen in bags to save time or pre-prep your veggies and freeze), each in addition to what is here as well as draining the pasta water over the spinach in a mesh colander to wilt/separate it..I add the spinach to the sauce mix before stirring)... I tell ya, all.. this is a great recipe!

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 4-6

    Yield:

    casserole

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; set aside.
    2. 2
      In a large skillet cook the sausage, onion, and garlic until sausage is brown; remove from skillet. Drain.
    3. 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. 4
      Bake, covered, in a 375°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. 5
      My card says it feeds 5 to 6, and I say a family of four -- and a sad ol'doggie -- for licking the casserole dish clean -- .

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 13, 2014

      55

    • on March 08, 2011

      45

      This was a quick and easy dinner that everyone liked. I used a canned zesty marinara sauce and spicy Italian sausage links, and I think it still would have benefitted from a litte more seasoning (than just the pepper already called for in the recipe). Next time, I will add oregano and basil, I think. But overall, this was a great dinner dish with no leftovers. So that tells you it was enjoyed by all. Thank you for sharing your recipe, BratGyrl.

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    • on October 12, 2008

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    Nutritional Facts for Baked Cavatelli

    Serving Size: 1 (269 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 757.8
     
    Calories from Fat 323
    42%
    Total Fat 35.9 g
    55%
    Saturated Fat 13.5 g
    67%
    Cholesterol 74.7 mg
    24%
    Sodium 2062.7 mg
    85%
    Total Carbohydrate 73.6 g
    24%
    Dietary Fiber 7.6 g
    30%
    Sugars 22.1 g
    88%
    Protein 33.1 g
    66%

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