Cavatapi with Chicken Ragu, Mozzarella and Basil Recipe -
Cavatapi with Chicken Ragu, Mozzarella and Basil Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Cavatapi with Chicken Ragu, Mozzarella and Basil

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"A delicious chicken sauce, with fresh basil and Sargento Shredded Reduced Sodium Mozzarella makes for a new take on pasta night."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; saute 3 minutes. Add chicken; saute until chicken is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Add pasta sauce; simmer 10 minutes.
  3. Drain pasta; transfer to four shallow bowls. Top with chicken ragu, cheese and basil.
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  • Helpful Tips: Pasta sauce brands vary in sodium content. Our nutrition information is based on Classico.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 23, 2010

This was easy, different, and really tasty. I live in Italy and so it is difficult to come across a new pasta dish that we haven't already tried. I think I will try this one out on some Italians just to see what they say.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 25, 2010

Certainly easy and edible, but not much flavor. I was disappointed in the lack of spice in the sauce (used Classico's brand) and should have added some crushed red pepper as it simmered. Could also have benefitted from some Italian seasonings with the browning chicken. Without the fresh basil it would have been a dud for me, but it was definitely a well-balanced, easy and inexpensive dinner.


15 Ratings

Jan 03, 2011

This was quick, easy, and tasty. You can't go wrong with the simplicity of this recipe. We are very busy with the kids' activities so I am always looking for something to "whip up".

Aug 31, 2010

Was very simple to make, it only took me 30 minutes to prepare. My daughter, a picky eater, gobbled it right down and my husband told me it tasted excellent, like something you would eat in a restaurant!!

Aug 09, 2010

Really easy to make and it was delicious.

Mar 23, 2013

Made this without the onions for family's preference, added diced tomatoes instead. Couldn't find cavatapi noodles at my store, so I used hidden veggie twisted noodles, and the dish was great. My whole family loved it.

Jan 03, 2013

made this with my garden tomato sauce. Holy WOW it is good.

Mar 08, 2011

This is simple and delicious!!!! You cant go wrong making this dish, and you can tweek it with your own preferred spices, and ingredients. This recipe is a keeper!!


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  • Calories
  • 520 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 52.9 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 11.7 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 5.1 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 44.9 g
  • 90%
  • Sodium
  • 690 mg
  • 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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