Cavatini

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Dreamgoddess

I found this recipe several years ago in Southern Living magazine and it is wonderful! My Mom really loves this so I always have to make it for her on special occasions. This really makes a HUGE amount...but the ingredients could easily be cut in half. Better yet, one dish could be frozen for later use. Enjoy!

Top Review by wmobymac

Everyone I make this for wants the recipe. It does make a large amount, but it freezes well. I think anyone could make this and impress their guests. Put it together ahead of time and just put it in the oven an hour before you serve it.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook the beef, sausage, onion and green pepper until brown.
  2. Drain and set aside.
  3. Mix the pepperoni, tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, salsa, mushrooms and salad peppers.
  4. Stir into the meat mixture.
  5. Add the cooked pasta shells.
  6. Spoon 1/2 of the mixture into 2 greased 11x7 inch baking dishes.
  7. Combine the two cheeses and divide the amount in half.
  8. Take one half of the cheese and sprinkle on top of the meat in each dish.
  9. Take the remaining 1/2 of the meat mixture and cover the cheese in the two dishes.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  11. Top each dish with the remaining 1/2 of the cheese.
  12. Bake 5 more minutes or until cheese is bubbly.

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