I did a lot of changes to this recipe, and I think it takes it from 2 stars to 5! I used canned diced tomatoes instead of sundried. I also used a peppered hot sauce, the red kind, and it kept it from being too hot. Instead of hot peppers. When I mixed the pasta to the black eyed pea mixture, I added a bag os assiago cheese, and a bag of parmasean cheese. I did use a lean ham too. The cheese makes all the difference to this.
John's Hot-and-Hoppin' Cavatappi
finepaws Posted: 01/01/09
Holly3 Posted: 01/01/09
This recipe was awful! I made it for New Year's and the family couldn't stand it. The pepper sauce taste took over the whole dish. The sun-dried tomatos tasted wierd and it just didn't come together well at all. I would not recommend this to anyone.