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Cavatini I


"This is a great cavatini recipe. It makes two 9x13 inch pans. You can bake one, and freeze the other for later use."
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servings 491 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings (12 - 20 servings)


  • Calories:
  • 491 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 29.4 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.3g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 31.5 g
  • 63%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 102 mg
  • 34%
  • Sodium:
  • 1040 mg
  • 42%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a small skillet, saute onions, green peppers, and mushrooms in butter or margarine. Set aside.
  2. Brown hamburger in a large skillet over medium heat. Drain. Mix in tomato sauce, pasta sauce, chopped ham, chopped chicken or turkey, pepperoni, salt, and red and black pepper. Add vegetable saute to hamburger mixture.
  3. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
  4. Spread a little sauce over the bottom of two 9 x 13 inch pans. In each pan, place a layer of pasta, a layer of mozarella cheese, a hamburger sauce layer, a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese, and another layer of mozarella cheese. Repeat layers. Cover pans.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 45 minutes.

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  1. 54 Ratings

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This is a really good recipe and WOW! Does it make ALOT! I must say it is a time consuming recipe (I mean, there is chicken, ham, beef etc..) but the result is tasty. Instead of using 2 lbs of ...

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This was a lot of work for what turned out to be pretty much an "italian casserole" of sorts. My husband was unimpressed, and although the flavor was good, it was just too much effort with too l...

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This is a really good recipe and WOW! Does it make ALOT! I must say it is a time consuming recipe (I mean, there is chicken, ham, beef etc..) but the result is tasty. Instead of using 2 lbs of ...

This is my husband's most requested item from his catering menu and this is the recipe he uses - of course he's a dumper, not a measurer - but this is his guideline. People absolutely love this...

A great base recipe. I found it by doing an ingredient search to use up some things around the kitchen. So, here is how I put it together. I roughly halved the recipe. I used red pepper inst...

Some recipes require a good deal of preparation time with little pay off. To the contrary, this Cavatini offers an exceptional reward for the time invested. Though it takes some time, there is...

Gave this a "4" ONLY because of our personal preferences (felt it needed more pasta, some garlic and the chicken was lost in the final results). But still totally enjoyable and a great base to ...

This was very tasty, I thought the combination of the meats seemed very strange but to my surprise was delicious. As others said it is quite a bit of a time consuming recipe to prepare but does...

My husband and I loved this recipe. It was so rich and cheesy. My little girl didn't think much of it, but 7 year old children can be pretty finicky. This is a definite keeper!!!

This was a HUGE hit! I used Ragu Green Peppers and Onion sauce, turkey pepparoni, cooking spray instead of butter, and reduced fat cheese and my meat and potatoes husband was none the wiser. W...

I recently catered my son's wedding and made this dish for 150 people. I only used rotini pasta in mine as well as ground sausage and ground beef. I wasn't quite sure about the recipe first, so ...