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This Halloween Baked Pasta Is a Spooky Cute Dinner

This Halloween Baked Pasta Is a Spooky Cute Dinner

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This simple Halloween Baked Pasta is not only delicious to eat but it’s also super cute for Halloween, too! The perfect hearty meal with a tad bit of spooky fun.

Baked pastas are some of my favorite easy dinners so this honeycomb pasta cake with a Halloween twist is just up my alley! This Halloween Baked Pasta comes together easily as a fun Halloween dinner for the kids! 

Themed food ideas are always a great addition to make any mealtime great. I love making recipes that will have the kids coming to the table and giggling as they eat. Pasta is such a great family dinner idea because it’s hard and really does a great job of feeding a crowd.

This fun pasta recipe might look like it’s actually looking up at you while you’re eating it but it’s all part of the fun! Plan this out for a fun treat before trick or treating or a fast and easy meal to have waiting for you when you get back home.

Halloween Baked Pasta

Halloween Baked Pasta

Halloween Baked Pasta

Halloween Baked Pasta

Halloween Baked Pasta

Halloween Baked Pasta

How do you make the “eyeballs” on this pasta?

The fun part about this spooky pasta recipe is the eyeballs! I just use cut-up black lives to lay them over the top. The kids find it hilarious and I know it’s a win because it’s something that they’re actually going to want to eat.

Can you change up the type of cheese you use?

Absolutely. We love to use shredded mozzarella cheese but use what the kids will eat. This recipe is all for them basically as it is so make certain to add in ingredients that they love. Shredded Colby jack is also a fan favorite in our house.

Ingredients Needed To Make Halloween Baked Pasta

  • rigatoni pasta 
  • olive oil 
  • tomato 
  • basil 
  • shredded mozzarella cheese 
  • heavy cream 
  • cream cheese 
  • ricotta cheese 
  • black olive slices 
  • sliced mozzarella

INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE HALLOWEEN BAKED PASTA

  • Cook the Rigatoni in a large pot of salted, boiling water. Cook it about 1 minute less than the package directions so it is still hard enough to stand up. 
  • Drain the pasta and rinse under cold water. Toss pasta with 1 Tablespoon of oil to prevent it from sticking. 
  • Using your hands, stand each tube of rigatoni up in the pan in a single layer covering the entire base of the pan. 
  • Mix cream cheese, ricotta cheese and cream cheese in a bowl 
  • Spread over the pasta using a spatula. Make sure the cheeses go through the pie holes. 
  • In a bowl, mix the grated tomato, salt, pepper and basil thoroughly. and drizzle over pasta 
  • Finally, sprinkles of the grated mozzarella 
  • Bake in a 400F oven for 15-20 minutes. 
  • Cut the mozzarella slices with the help of a round mold. 
  • Put the olive slices on them and place them on the pasta, forming ‘eyeballs’.

How to store leftover pasta

Since this makes such a large dish, you’re going to have some leftovers. Just store it in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge for later.

How to reheat leftover pasta

When you’re ready to eat it again, just pop it in the microwave for a short time. I always add on some extra cheese at that time, too. Or you can reheat gently in an oven but it will take you longer and the pasta may dry out. 

More Easy Halloween Recipes

Halloween Baked Pasta

Halloween Baked Pasta

This simple Halloween Baked Pasta is full of flavor and so much fun to make with the kids for Halloween dinner!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package rigatoni pasta
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon basil
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 10-15 pieces black olive slices
  • 3-4 slices of mozzarella

Instructions
 

  • Cook the Rigatoni in a large pot of salted, boiling water. Cook it about 1 minute less than the package directions so it is still hard enough to stand up.
  • Drain the pasta and rinse under cold water. Toss pasta with 1 Tablespoon of oil to prevent it from sticking.
  • Using your hands, stand each tube of rigatoni up in the pan in a single layer covering the entire base of the pan.
  • Mix cream cheese, ricotta cheese and cream cheese in a bowl.
  • Spread over the pasta using a spatula. Make sure the cheeses go through the pie holes.
  • In a bowl, mix the grated tomato, salt, pepper and basil thoroughly. and drizzle over pasta.
  • Finally, sprinkles of the grated mozzarella.
  • Bake in a 400F oven for 15-20 minutes.
  • Cut the mozzarella slices with the help of a round mold.
  • Put the olive slices on them and place them on the pasta, forming ‘eyeballs’.
Keyword Halloween Baked Pasta
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