Cavatelli with Italian Style Meatballs and Cheese Bake

Cavatelli with Italian Style Meatballs and Cheese Bake

Servings: 4   |   Preparation: 30 Mins


  • 1 (19 oz.) package Celentano Cavatelli
  • 1 (12 oz.) package Rosina Italian Style Meatballs
  • 1 Pinch Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 (24 oz.) jar Marinara Sauce
  • 8 oz. Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 tbsp. Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt and Black Pepper To Taste


Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9X9” baking dish and set aside. Crumble the meatballs into small pieces using a fork or food processor. Heat crumbled meatballs in a skillet set over medium heat. Season meatballs with crushed red pepper flakes (if desired), and salt and black pepper to taste. Stir pasta sauce into meatballs and heat to a simmer. Add the frozen cavatelli to the skillet and heat until the cavatelli are softened. Remove skillet from heat and stir in half of the grated mozzarella. Pour the skillet mixture into the prepared baking dish. Top with remaining grated mozzarella and grated Parmesan. Cover dish with foil and bake for 15 -20 minutes. Remove foil and bake for about 5 minutes more, or until hot and bubbly. Divide into bowls and serve immediately.