Rog's Cavatini Recipe

Recipe Rating:
 4 Ratings
Serves: 6-8
Prep Time:
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Cooking Method: Bake


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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Linda VanOpynen Recipe
Lightly Salted
Grand Haven, MI (pop. 10,412)
Member Since Feb 2011
Linda's notes for this recipe:
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!
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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.


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

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user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Dec 21, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Dec 21, 2011
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user deb baldwin messinthekitchen - Dec 21, 2011
Congratulations Linda on your first blue ribbon!
user Linda VanOpynen Linaker - Dec 21, 2011
Thank you so much! We actually had this for supper tonight!
user deb baldwin messinthekitchen - Dec 21, 2011
Well, this sure sounds and looks good! I have never had this. I have saved just in case!

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