When I was growing up one of our families friends brought us a pan of cavatini. I think my mom was sick or had recently had a baby, I remember being a little apprehensive as a typical picky eater kid. It had some ingredients I normally didn’t like– mushrooms and peppers– but the cheese and pepperoni made up for it.
It tasted like love. And togetherness. And friends gathering around during tough times.
There is so much to love about this healthy cavatini.
- For starters, it’s pasta.
- Also it is packed with veggies: spinach, mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes.
- It has yummy lean protein options in both ground turkey and turkey pepperoni.
- Finally, cheese.
Of course, I had to healthify the original recipe with whole wheat pasta, some extra veggies, and by swapping sausage for well-seasoned, lean ground turkey.
Easy and Healthy Cavatini Recipe
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260Unsaturated Fat: 0g
What to serve with Cavatini?
Here are some easy sides that go perfectly with Cavatini.
- Italian Herb Roasted Vegetables
- Caesar Salad with Roasted Chickpeas
- Roasted Green Beans and Mushrooms
- Cranberry Pecan Feta Salad
How to Freeze Cavatini
This recipe also freezes great! I like to divide the recipe in half and freeze half for a quick and easy meal later on.
Just defrost and then cook as directed or microwave in smaller portions. Or eat cold from the fridge, it’s good that way too.
Is there any comfort food that triggers old memories for you?
Have you ever changed your mind about a vegetable or other food? I’m constantly trying vegetables I think I don’t like again. My tastebuds have changed a lot!
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