Mamma Ang's Cavatini

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Serves: 6-8
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Cooking Method: Bake


1 1/4 lb ground turkey
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
6 oz turkey pepperoni
1 jar(s) barilla roasted garlic sauce
1 c whole wheat elbow macaroni
1 c whole wheat penne
1 c whole wheat rotini
2 1/2 c low-fat mozzarella cheese, separated
16 oz low-fat cottage cheese
1 tsp italian seasoning

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Angie Webb Recipe
Lightly Salted
Centennial, CO (pop. 100,377)
Member Since Apr 2011
Angie's notes for this recipe:
My mother used to make Cavatini for me on special occasions. Unfortunately, I never got her recipe. So, I came up with the closest I could find and added some lower fat options since I try to make healthy food for my family. My kids LOVE it (had seconds AND thirds!) I hope you like it, too!
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This recipe will make your house smell like a pizzeria! Butter up some garlic bread and toss together a green salad for a completely delicious meal.


Brown ground turkey, onion and bell pepper. Add Pepperoni and Sauce.

Boil pastas for 10 minutes. Drain. Add to Meat sauce mixture.

In a medium bowl, mix 2 cups of mozzarella, the cottage cheese and Italian Seasoning.

In a 9x13 baking dish, layer almost ½ of pasta/meat mixture. Then, add a layer of ½ cheese mixture. Add another layer of pasta/meat (make sure to leave enough for a thin third layer). Add a layer of the rest of the cheese mixture. Top with remaining pasta/meat, and sprinkle on the ½ cup of mozzarella.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

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user Shawn A Reed reed20011 - Apr 12, 2011
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user Kim Biegacki pistachyoo - Apr 12, 2011
Angie, this sounds amazing!!! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe. Kim
user Peggy Lawhon PeggySL - Apr 14, 2011
Looks and sounds WONDERFUL!! Thanks for posting :)
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Apr 20, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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