Baked Cavatelli

Baked Cavatelli

This is one of my husbands favorite dishes and something we have once every couple weeks.  It makes a big batch and there is always leftovers for him to take in his lunch to work or for leftovers the next day!  It’s pretty healthy too since I use turkey sausage & 2% cheese!  It goes great with a bread stick (or 2) and a nice crisp side salad!

Baked Cavatelli

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Baked Cavatelli

Ingredients

  • 2 1/3 cups dried cavatelli or wagon wheel macaroni
  • 12 ounces turkey sausage
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (24 ounce) jar pasta sauce
  • 1 cup shredded 2% mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet cook the turkey sausage, onion, and garlic until sausage is brown; remove from skillet. Drain.
  3. In a large bowl stir together pasta sauce, 3/4 cup of the mozzarella cheese, and the pepper. Add the cooked pasta and the drained sausage mixture. Stir gently to combine. Spoon the mixture into a 2-quart casserole.
  4. Bake, covered, in a 375 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until nearly heated through. Uncover; sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese. Bake about 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted.

Enjoy!!

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