Baked Homemade Cavatelli

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Cavatelli pasta is a little homemade pasta shaped like a hotdog bun and usually served with tomato sauce or with a garlic and oil broccoli combination.


They are made by rolling the shape of a stick dough with three fingers of one hand, instead of with a single finger as done for the common Cavatelli. These are usually served as a first course on Palm Sunday and their shape similar to that of a tree leaf and like that of palm branches.


These are a favorite homemade pasta in our home. We do make them from scratch and homemade with tomato sauce baked and smothered with mozzarella cheese.





homemade Italian pasta called cavatelli with homemade tomato sauce in a white baking dish with lots of mozzarella cheese melted on top






A Classic Favorite!



This is a traditionally baked cavatelli with cheese. You can also make a meat version for meat lovers also and layer this like a lasagna without Ricotta or with it.


One thing I like to do at the end is broiling the top of the cheese to get it crispy.


If you bake it to get it crispy it takes too long and I am not fond of mushy pasta. If you then bake it longer.


homemade Italian pasta called cavatelli with homemade tomato sauce in a white baking dish with lots of mozzarella cheese melted on top


Who Could Resist?



The baked cheese is so delicious I can't help but go for seconds.


Make sure it browns, then it done!




homemade Italian pasta called cavatelli with homemade tomato sauce in a white baking dish with lots of mozzarella cheese melted on top



All That Delicious Cheese on TOP!



There is no such thing as too much cheese.


I love all the melted cheese on top it is just heaven on a plate!



homemade Italian pasta called cavatelli with homemade tomato sauce in a white baking dish with lots of mozzarella cheese melted on top



Change It Up



Sometimes beside just mozzarella, we add ricotta cheese, I have added that to the recipe.


If you add crushed meat of any kind, it's kind of like a baked cavatelli lasagna.



homemade Italian pasta called cavatelli with homemade tomato sauce in a white baking dish with lots of mozzarella cheese melted on top


Meat Sauce or Bolognese!



The meat sauce is wonderful with cavatelli.


I add crushed meatballs and crushed sausage to my regular sauce recipe.


Bolognese sauce is a hearty meat sauce that goes fantastic with this dish.




homemade Italian pasta called cavatelli with homemade tomato sauce in a white baking dish with lots of mozzarella cheese melted on top


If You Love Pasta!



You must try cavatelli if you never have had it.


Try making my homemade recipe in the links below.


It's easy and you will never go back to store-bought, it so soft and tender.




this is homemade garlic bread


Some Recipes We Love



Serve with homemade garlic bread


Homemade Cavatelli Click here for the recipe


Traditional Sunday Sauce Recipe or use 3 jars store bought




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Yield: 8

Baked Homemade Cavatelli

prep time: 15 mins cook time: 35 mins total time: 50 mins
This is a classic pasta homemade cavatelli that's cooked then baked with cheese and tomato sauce

ingredients: 

cooking spray

granulated garlic

parsley chopped

whole milk mozzarella slices 1 pound

grated cheese

salt, pepper

Optional:

1 small container whole milk Ricotta Cheese add salt, pepper, and parsley with 1 tablespoon granulated garlic and 3 tablespoons grated cheese

Optional additions: crushed meatballs and sausage place in between the layering of pasta and you can also add a 13-ounce container of ricotta cheese on top of the meat more like a lasagna.

instructions:

In a heavy duty 13 x 9 pan, spray the bottom with cooking oil.  Place some of the cooked and drained cavatelli on the bottom. Spread with around 1 cup sauce. Using a large spoon drop in random parts on to dollops of Ricotta if using and then top with crushed meat if using. Sprinkle with grating cheese, mozzarella slices and repeat using the layering method using more sauce until the pasta is gone ending with, mozzarella slices topped with more grated cheese. granulated garlic, salt, pepper, and parsley. Bake around 30 minutes until cheese melts, then broil on "hi" for two minutes to brown cheese watching carefully not to burn.
calories
325
fat (grams)
9
sat. fat (grams)
12
carbs (grams)
15
net carbs
12
sugar (grams)
6
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homemade Italian pasta called cavatelli with homemade tomato sauce in a white baking dish with lots of mozzarella cheese melted on top



Don't forget to try homemade cavatelli Homemade Cavatelli Click here for the recipe








homemade Italian pasta called cavatelli with homemade tomato sauce in a white baking dish with lots of mozzarella cheese melted on top

2 comments

  1. This sounds terrific, Claudia! Perfect for our meatless Friday dinner. Thanks!!!

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  2. Hi Claudia, how are you? I love the recipe your share here.. definitely will try it..my husband will love it!

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