#226 – Cavatini & Banana Split Dessert

hosted by Laverne Diede & Rhonda Fitterer


  • 1/2 cup each 3 different pasta noodles (your choice), partially cooked
  • 1 1/2 lbs. hamburger; cooked
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 large stick pepperoni, sliced
  • 1 can sliced mushrooms
  • Small can black olives, sliced
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 15 oz. can petite tomatoes
  • 1 package spaghetti seasoning
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 oz. mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large pot, cook pasta until it is partially cooked; drain and set aside. In a large skillet, brown hamburger with green pepper and onion, until meat is no longer pink. Add pepperoni, mushrooms, olives, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and diced tomatoes, seasoning mix and water; cook until heated through. Add cooked pasta; mix well. Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray; add cavatina and top with cheese. Bake for 30-40 minutes.

Banana Split Dessert


  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 2 cups graham crackers crumbs


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 3-4 bananas
  • 1 large can pineapple, drained
  • 8 oz. Cool Whip
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries, cut

Combine melted butter and graham cracker crumbs; press into a 9 x 13 inch pan or Tupperware container. In a large mixing bowl, add powdered sugar, eggs, butter; beat for 15 minutes; spread onto crust. Next, layer 3-4 bananas on filling followed by pineapple and Cool Whip. Top dessert with nuts and cherries. Chill for 1-2 hours before serving; refrigerate leftovers.


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