Rog's Cavatini Recipe

Linda VanOpynen Recipe

By Linda VanOpynen Linaker

Years ago Pizza Hut sold a Cavatini dish that we loved. They stopped offering it on their menu so my husband went on a quest to duplicate the recipe. I think his version is even tastier!

Recipe Rating:
 4 Ratings
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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Oh, this recipe brings back so many memories! My cousin and I spent many a night enjoying Pizza Hut cavatini and this is a dead ringer! I can’t wait to prepare it again for my family.


3 large
green bell peppers
2 large
onions, diced
2 oz
(1/2) stick, margerine
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 lb
assorted pastas (wheels, shells, spirals, ziti)
6 oz
pepperoni, sliced thin, then cut in half
8 oz
parmesan cheese, shredded
8 oz
mozzarella cheese, shredded
3/4 lb
hamburger, browned
1/2 lb
italian sausage, browned
1 1/2 jar(s)
(32 meat flavored prego sauce, 1 jar traditional, 1/2 jar marinara
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Directions Step-By-Step

Melt margarine over medium high heat in a skillet.
Add onions, peppers, and garlic powder. Sauté for about 4 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook pasta according to box directions.
Heat sauce and combine with cooked hamburger and cooked sausage.
Use cooking spray to lightly grease an 11 X 13 casserole dish.
Make about 2 layers
Place 1/2 of the cooked pasta in the dish,
followed by 1/2 the vegetables,
1/2 of the pepperoni,
and 1/2 sauce, meat mixture.
Repeat another layer. Spread mozzarella and parmesan cheese over top.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Layers Are:
Sauce and meat mixture

Top with cheese

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta, Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Collection: Perfect Pastas
Hashtags: #comfort, #food, #kid, #friendly