Jody Simon


This is one of my favorite sensory memories.

My Mom and I found this recipe and made it as a Sunday Dinner Treat.

I have been cooking it every since and love it.

Family and Friends go crazy and when I make it and now I have to take extra leftovers to work with me to share with my friends at lunch time.

Mom is gone now, but this recipe still brings back some very fond memories everytime I cook it!!

★★★★★ 3 votes
30 Min
1 Hr 45 Min


1 lb
ground beef
1 lb
italian sausage, mild
1 medium
red bell pepper - chopped
1 medium
onion - chopped
1 pkg
mini pepperoni rounds
2 pkg
mccormicks dried spaghetti mix - italian
2 can(s)
6oz tomato paste
5 can(s)
water blended with the tomato paste
8 oz
mozzarella cheese shredded
1 c
pasta shells
1 c
rotini pasta
1 c
macaroni, elbow


1Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees.

Brown Beef and Sausage and Drain.
2Add the Bell Pepper and Onion and cook until soft.

Add spaghetti mix, tomato paste (blended with water), and pepperoni rounds.

Simmer (1) Hour.
3While Sauce is Simmering. Cook Pasta in salted water (add margarine to prevent sticking) until tender and drain.

Add Sauce and Pasta together.

Place in a 9x13 inch casserole dish.

Top with Cheese and Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 Minutes, or until Bubbly.
4Serve with Garlic Bread for an Italian Treat.

About Cavatini

Course/Dish: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian