Cavatini

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Cavatini

Ingredients:

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cups sliced and quartered pepperoni
  • 16 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 1 32 oz. jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 cup rigatoni pasta
  • 1 cup rotini pasta
  • 1 cup macaroni
  • 1 pound ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan, combine green pepper, onion, pepperoni, mushrooms, tomato paste, spaghetti sauce, and garlic. Cover, and simmer for one hour.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  4. Mix together pasta, ricotta, 1 1/2 cups mozzarella, and Parmesan. In a 9-by-13 inch baking dish, alternate pasta and cheese mixture and sauce mixture, ending with sauce. Top with remaining mozzarella.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

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