Pizza Hut Cavatini

This recipe was graciously submitted by Tammy Bentz. This is a great way to dress up pasta !

pizza hut cavatini

Pizza Hut Cavatini

Pizza Hut Cavantini

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  • Recipe Type: Casserole Recipes, Copycat Restaurant Recipes, CopyKat Recipes, Main dish Recipes, Pasta Recipes
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 45 minutes
  • Serves: 10
Pizza Hut Cavantini

This is a simple meal that the kids would have fun helping you make!


  • 1/2 pound pepperoni - sliced thin
  • 1/4 pound spiral noodles
  • 1 green pepper - sliced thin
  • 1/4 pound shell noodles
  • 1 onion - sliced thin
  • 1/4 pound wheel noodles
  • mushrooms ( optional )
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 1/2 pound hamburger (browned)
  • 8 ounces Parmesan cheese (shredded)
  • 1/2 pound Italian sausage (browned)
  • 2 jars spaghetti sauce (32 ounces) your choice


Cook noodles according to box directions. Heat sauce and combine with cooked hamburger and cooked sausage. In a 11 X 13 pan, sprayed with Pam cooking spray, layer noodles and sauce. Top layer with pepperoni, onions and green peppers, mushrooms and cheeses. Make about 3 layers and top with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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  • KimB

    That is NOTHING, I repeat, nothing like the Pizza Hut Cavatini that I remember! There was NO meat and NO peppers! If there were peppers I would not have eaten it since I was a picky eater back then. It was basically pasta, sauce and cheese. It wasn’t layered or thick like this one. It was served in an individual dish and was pasta, sauce and cheesy goodness. I guess I’ll keep looking.

    • Stephanie Manley

      Different restaurants can make this differently. It sounds like you have a good grip on how it was made where you ate it. Why not give it a try, it sounds like you have it down. Pasta, a jar of sauce, and some cheese.

  • Hugh Hweerdow

    The sauce you choose will not be sweet enough. Not quite the same as the chain store’s recipe. Good Luck……

    • Teresa

      try adding a large spoonful of grape jelly….it works

      • Stephanie

        I believe that is what Gloria Pitzer had folks doing to make the sauce sweet.

  • Codeyarnett

    does anyone know how many this serves?

  • Codeyarnett

    does anyone know how many this serves?

  • Stacy

    I can’t believe that you have this recipe! I have been looking for it for years. I always ate this when I was pregnant with my first child 31 years ago. I can not wait till I can make it! Thank you!

    • Stephanie

      I hope you enjoy this recipe!

    • Patricia Bostian

      i agree with you. i use to make in 31 years ago when i worked at pizza hut but couldn’t remember the recipe. tell me what brand of sauce you used and how did it turn out.?

      • Stacy Rodolff

        Hi Patricia. I made mine with 1 can of roasted garlic & onion sauce and 1 can of garden vegetables; both by Hunts. My family absolutely loved the meal. It’ll be a winter Sunday staple in our family. To me it brought back those wonderful Pizza Hut days.

  • Liz Nelson

    Okay this is going on my menu for dinner next week! Its easy and not really all that expensive to make!