Baked Cavatappi




Cavatappi is a short, thin, ridged spiral-shaped pasta.


  1. Cook pasta in boiling salted water according to package directions until barely al dente. Drain. Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and onion; saute 10-12 minutes. Add mushrooms, garlic, herbs and salt. Cook until liquid from mushrooms has evaporated (about 9-11 minutes). Add pasta sauce and cream. Bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and add pasta. Transfer to a 4-quart baking dish. May be refrigerated several hours or overnight.
  2. To Bake: Bake, covered, in a preheated 350 F oven, 15 minutes; remove cover and stir. Combine cheeses and parsley; sprinkle evenly over pasta. Continue baking, uncovered, until bubbly in center and cheese is melted (about 15 minutes).

Chef’s tip

Tip: Omit the sausage to create a wonderful side dish.

* Recipes created for given quantity. Changes to quantities are for planning purposes only and have not been tested.