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    Easy Cavatini

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    Total Time:

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    50 mins

    15 mins

    35 mins

    loof's Note:

    This version of this popular dish is so easy, made with common ingredients and everyone loves it! From the "Lone Star Cookbook 1997-98", Aggie Moms Club, Texarkana TX.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Chop the onion and green pepper.
    2. 2
      Cook pastas together; drain well.
    3. 3
      Saute beef, onion, and green pepper until beef is no longer pink and vegetables are soft. Add the pepperoni and heat thoroughly. Drain excess grease.
    4. 4
      Add spaghetti sauce and simmer 5 minutes.
    5. 5
      Spray a 3-qt casserole with cooking spray. Put 1/2 of the pasta in the casserole. Spoon 1/2 of the meat sauce mixture over the pasta. Spoon the container of cottage cheese over the sauce. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese.
    6. 6
      Top with the remaining pasta, then sauce, then mozzarella cheese.
    7. 7
      Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 31, 2013

      55

      I'm use to making cavatini with an alfredo sauce, but this version is just as yummy. I use Dreamfield pasta (diabetic friendly) so I am limited in the shapes I can use. I used penne pasta, macaroni and rotini...other than that I followed the directions as posted. This dish tasted almost like lasagna without all the hassles of laying out the lasagna noodles. Made for PAC Spring 2013.

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    • on July 10, 2012

      55

      This was a nice surprise, and really flavorful. Initially, I thought there might be a mistake, as a total o f 1-1/2 cups of pasta didn't seem like all that much, and it's really not. However, it ended up being about the right amount when combined with the meat sauce, although I would say you could get away with another cup or so. I made this exactly as posted, though, including the cottage cheese, which I have never used in Italian cooking before (I was raised with ricotta). I was pleasantly surprised at how light the cottage cheese was. This went together fairly quickly and the result was a delicious meal. Maybe I have an unusually large appetite, but I would say this would serve no more than 4. However, I think that, in the future, I will happily double this recipe. Thanks for sharing! Made for Aussie/NZ Swap #66.

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    Nutritional Facts for Easy Cavatini

    Serving Size: 1 (268 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 771.6
     
    Calories from Fat 434
    56%
    Total Fat 48.3 g
    74%
    Saturated Fat 21.2 g
    106%
    Cholesterol 174.4 mg
    58%
    Sodium 1387.0 mg
    57%
    Total Carbohydrate 28.6 g
    9%
    Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
    12%
    Sugars 9.7 g
    39%
    Protein 53.1 g
    106%

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    rotini pasta

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