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Easy Cavatappi Pasta Recipe

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This Easy Cavatappi Pasta Parmesan recipe is one of those great dinner ideas when you need to pull something together and do not want to make a huge mess. This is truly one of the easiest summer dinner recipes and the curly pasta changes things up a bit from the usual pasta dinner.

You can even use Cavatappi pasta to make this tasty summer vegetable pasta.

Cavatappi Pasta


Hi Friends! I hope this week finds you well! Things are heating up here and we are enjoying the longer days. We just got back from a little trip, so I am only in the mood to make some easy stovetop dinners, and today’s recipe is just that.

Made with the curly Cavatappi pasta, it makes for a fun and festive dinner idea.

Cavatappi Pasta


I do not usually cook with Cavatappi, but it was at my grocery store and I thought I would try it. 

Cavatappi Parmesan Pasta

Also known as Pasta Cavatappi, this easy meal comes together in minutes and it is perfect for a weekend or weeknight dinner idea. I love using summer vegetables such as zucchini and peppers in this summer dinner idea. I like to keep it light with all of the colorful vegetables and omitting any heavy cream sauces.

Cavatappi Parmesan Pasta Easy

For more great Weeknight or Sunday dinner ideas for summer, check out:

Taco Pasta with Ground Beef -This One Pot Taco Pasta with Ground Beef comes together quickly in a single skillet!

One-Pot Beef Pasta – A delicious pasta recipe with ground beef and vegetables made in a single pan.

Chicken Bacon Gouda Pasta – Chicken, bacon, cheese, and pasta come together for a wonderfully flavorful, comforting dinner idea.chicken in a skillet

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Cavatappi Pasta Recipe

Easy Cavatappi Pasta Recipe

Cavatappi Parmesan Pasta
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Cavatappi Pasta

Simple recipe for Cavatappi Pasta with vegetables.
Servings 4


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb mild (sweet) sausage
  • 1 1/2 cups Cavatappi Pasta
  • 2 zucchinis
  • 6 mini peppers
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated


  • Bring a large pot of water to boiling.
  • Add Cavatappi pasta and cook 8-10 minutes until al dente
  • Wash and chop mini peppers
  • Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.
  • Remove sausage casing and brown in skillet, breaking up sausage into small bits.
  • Once sausage is completely browned, remove from heat and set asid.
  • Return skillet to medium-low heat and saute zucchini and peppers until tender.
  • Add sausage and cooked pasta and heat through.
  • Add Parmesan cheese and fold gently.
  • Serve immediately.

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Cavatappi Pasta Recipe

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