Easy Cavatini

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by loof751

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.

Top Review by Crafty Lady 13

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop the onion and green pepper.
  2. Cook pastas together; drain well.
  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. Add spaghetti sauce and simmer 5 minutes.
  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. Top with the remaining pasta, then sauce, then mozzarella cheese.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

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