Kellie's Kavatini Recipe -
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Kellie's Kavatini

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"My mother made a layered version of this when I was younger. Now that I am a wife and mother of 2, I have found my own way to make this even easier without loosing the wonderful Italian flavor. Best served with a simple salad and lots of garlic bread. This is a must have in your recipe box!"

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti, rotelle and seashell pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. In large skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat until brown. Drain.
  3. In large Dutch oven, combine pasta, ground beef, cheddar, mozzarella, pepperoni and pizza sauce, stir well. Sprinkle Parmesan over all and bake 45 minutes, or until top is golden and bubbly.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 01, 2007

This recipe is perfect! It makes an amazing dinner, even my kids love it. I add Italian sausage to it, but other than that, I wouldn't change a thing.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 08, 2011

We felt it needed something, have no idea what. Made it as written. I make something simliar we call slop that has tomato sauce instead of pizza sauce and also cream corn. We felt maybe it needed corn, but just don't care enough for it to try it again .

Jan 20, 2009

This is a very flexible recipe. One can add whatever comparable ingredients might be around. I used leftover loose meat hamburger and cleaned out the leftover cheese we had in the refrigerator, and also used up some freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Everyday, easy, and good.

Oct 08, 2003

"We found it to be a good recipe. I did add more pizza sauce and I also layered this dish. Kids liked it, will make again."

Sep 13, 2006

This really was a great dish! Makes a ton, though. I used cheddar and monterey jack cheeses, Hunt's Garlic and Herb Sauce (39-ounces all together), and put some of the pepperonis along the top to get crispy as well. It was really good with some garlic bread. Mmm mm.

Aug 01, 2006

This is a great recipe for novice cooks, but it's nothing out of the ordinary for Italian cuisine. Less meat, more meat, more sauce, whatever, it basically all comes out the same. Just adjust it to your own tastes. I had leftover pasta and sausages plus an awesome sauce, so this worked out perfectly for me. With these additions, my teens loved this, but even without, little ones will be thrilled! Thanks Kellie!

Jun 09, 2006

Ok, this recipe has been in my Recipe Box waiting on me to try it for over 2 years! I just used 1 lb of ground beef and added an extra can of spaghetti sauce. I am cleaning out the freezer and pantry since we are moving this summer. This was very good but nothing really special. Oh, I also deleted the cheddar cheese per previous reviews. I agree with others than any more meat, less sauce and cheddar cheese would not have enhanced this recipe. Thanks!

Oct 08, 2003

Super easy! I used ground turkey instead of beef, and omitted the cheddar cheese (didn't think it went with an Italian-style dish). Turned out great! Thanks for the recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 909 kcal
  • 45%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 49.4 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 175 mg
  • 58%
  • Fat
  • 52.4 g
  • 81%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 56.6 g
  • 113%
  • Sodium
  • 2260 mg
  • 90%

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

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