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Cavatappi Al Sugo

Just a handful of ingredients, easily infused into a rich sugo—a simply delicious Italian tomato sauce. Add in tender vegetables for their texture and earthy flavor. Savor the spirals of Cavatappi with meat sauce. Bravo!

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A bowl of Cavatappi al Sugo made with Ronzoni® cavatappi noodles and a savory meat sauce.

Cavatappi al Sugo — the beauty of simplicity! Tomatoes, savory beef, celery, carrots, onion slowly simmer into a rich sauce. Toss with the graceful spirals of Cavatappi pasta for a straightforward yet exquisite dish.

  • 16 oz Ronzoni® Cavatappi
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup carrot, chopped
  • ½ cup celery, chopped
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¾ lb extra lean ground beef
  • 1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp fresh oregano leaves
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
Skill LevelIntermediate
Prep Time20 Min
Cook Time25 Min


  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat; add carrot, celery, onion, and garlic. Cook 5 minutes or until tender.
  2. Add ground beef. Cook until browned, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add crushed tomatoes, oregano, and salt; heat to boiling.
  4. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare pasta according to package directions.
  6. Toss hot cooked pasta and sauce; sprinkle with cheese.

Pro Tip

For a leaner dish, switch the ground beef for ground turkey.