Cavatappi with Sugo and Meatballs


*required fields



thank you!
Thank you for e-mailing a recipe to your friend.
home or Register

recipes  /  Cavatappi with Sugo and Meatballs this recipe: Print
Cavatappi with Sugo and Meatballs cookbook: Lidia's Family Table
main ingredients: beef
recipe
user comments (0)
Share:

serves: 6 servings

Ingredients

1 pound cavatappi
4 tablespoons butter
2 cups sugo
8 meatballs , sliced in 1/4-inch rounds
1 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano, freshly grated
2 cups mozzarella, shredded

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Cook cavatappi in a large pot of boiling, salted water until slightly underdone, 8 to 9 minutes (always a bit less than package directions). While the pasta is cooking, pour the sugo in the skillet and heat it slowly. Butter the bottom and sides of the baking dish with 2 tablespoons of the butter.

Drain the cooked cavatappi in a colander, shake off excess water, and dump it into the pan. Toss pasta and sauce briefly until coated, then fold in the meatball slices for a minute or so to heat them.

Turn off the heat, sprinkle on 2/3 cup of the grated cheese and 1 cup of the shredded cheese and fold in. Drop the remaining butter in bits on the pasta, fold in quickly and turn everything into the baking dish.

Spread the pasta level in the dish, sprinkle the remaining shredded cheese all over and then the remaining grated cheese.

Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until the top is crusty and nicely colored.

Lidia's Family Table

This book contains more than 200 fabulous dishes that will appeal both to Lidia's loyal following, who have come to rely on her wonderfully detailed recipes, and to the more adventurous cook ready to experiment

Add To Cart

Food Books and Dvds Tableware

Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking
Lidia brings viewers on a road trip into the heart of Italian-American cooking.
buy now ›
read more ›

LIDIA'S
Enjoy Lidia's pastas and sauces!
buy now ›

Lidia's Stoneware Collection

buy now ›


Sign up now for access to
recipes, tips, and more!



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Becoming a member of the Community Table is easy and free!
Please fill out the required fields below.
*required fields

sign in information
about you


Welcome to the Community Table. Please sign in to
access your recipe box, photos, discussions,
and personal settings.



Forgot password?
Not a member? Join now!