Baked Cavatelli
Originally uploaded by Lakenvelder.

7 ounces of caratelli or wagon shelled macaroni
(about 2 1/2 cups)

12 ounces uncooked Italian sausage links, sliced 1/2 inch thick or lean ground meat

1/2 cup chopped onion (1 mediun)

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 20- ounce jar pasta sauce

1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Cook pasta accoring to package directions. Drain and set aside

In a skillet cook the meat, onion and galic until meat is browned.

I a large casserole dish combine the meat misture, sauce and pasta.

Stir to combine.

Bake covered in a 375 degree F. oven for 25 to 30 minutes.

Top with cheese and Bake another 5 minutes until cheese is melted.