Friday, October 12, 2012

{From this Crazy Kitchen} Baked Cavatelli

There aren't many dinner recipes that I can pull from a cookbook with our family of picky eaters, but my family loves this one!  I found this recipe in the first cookbook that I ever received at my wedding shower and I love it for the basics!

Baked Cavatelli
adapted from BHG

serves our family of 4 with leftovers

1/2 box of pasta of your choice {around 6-8 oz}
12 oz sausage links
2 cloves garlic
1 26 oz jar of pasta sauce
1 cup shredded cheese {cheddar or mozzarella...both are good!}
1/4 t black pepper

optional: 3/4 cup onion

Cut the sausage links into 1/2 pieces.  Place with garlic in skillet on medium high and brown until sausage is cooked through. Drain grease.

Boil pasta until al dente.  Drain water.  Place pasta back into an oven safe casserole dish. I use a cast iron pot for boiling the pasta and as the casserole dish.  One fewer dish to wash! 

Mix everything with the pasta and bake at 375 for 20-30 minutes.  Top with a little extra cheese.


  1. Yummmm! Looks delish! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party!

  2. My kids would love that! Anything pasta usually goes at our house...I love the sausage addition. I would love to have you stop by 'Or so she says...' today and share some of your great ideas with my readers! The 'Your Great Idea' link party runs every Sat through Tuesday. Hope to see you there!

    * Also, starting tommorrow, we've got a great giveaway going on with over $500 in prizes!

  3. Thanks for linking up to our Pretty Things party. Hope to see you back next week!

  4. Ohh this looks delicious!! Can't wait to try it out.

    Thanks so much for linking this up at Artsy Corner! Hope to see you again this week :)


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