Frankenstein Pasta

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A ghoulishly good Halloween dinner idea! 🧟 Frankie Pasta comes ALIVE!with just 5 ingredients and 20 minutes. Easy to shape on a big platter and let everyone dig in, before trick-or-treating. 🐍  Can’t find green pasta? Read my quick + easy tip for turning any pasta green!

Say hello to my favorite Halloween creation – Frankie Pasta! 💚 He’s a bit hard-headed, but absolutely delectable once you get to know him.

Between all the candy and treats, we’ve gotta eat dinner too, don’t we? That’s why I LOVE this idea of a savory, healthy-ish spinach pasta before we set out on spooky shenanigans. Ah, my favorite yearly tradition of letting the kids collect candy for my secret stash. Kidding, kinda . . .

So, onto the delicious deets for your Frankenstein Pasta! I used spinach cascarecce for this one, and I love the squiggly snake-like shape. 🐍 But, ANY spinach pasta will do here. If you can’t find spinach pasta, regular pasta will do just fine.

Want to turn your regular pasta green? Have I got the magic trick for you! ✨

  • Add 10-20 drops of green food coloring to the boiling water which you are cooking the pasta.
  • If you want a deeper green, stir more food coloring into the pasta after you drain it. It will absorb the color and create darker and lighter strands.

I can’t emphasize how much my family LOVED this 5-ingredient Frankenstein Pasta. Everyone thought it was so clever, unique and fun. Serving this at a party would be a massive hit, between all the sweets and candy. Or, make it as a fun family Halloween dinner. Grab your pasta, butter, cucumber, mozzarella, and olives – that’s all you need.

When you’ve built Frankie just the way you want him, scoop up servings, and crush this cute pasta for Halloween dinner. 💚 The kids will be in stitches for this one!

5 from 1 vote

Frankenstein Pasta

Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 package spinach pasta (or regular, see below) I used spinach cascarecce
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese cut into large circles
  • 1 6 oz. jar pitted black olives

Instructions

  • Set a large pot of salted water to boil. Add pasta and cook according to package instructions. (If using green food coloring, add 20-30 drops once cooking.) Drain water; return pasta to pot.
  • Stir in butter, allowing to melt completely. Let pasta cool slightly.
  • Arrange pasta on a large rectangular platter. Platter pictured is about 20" x 12" in size.
  • Arrange olives on top of pasta, as shown. Add mozzarella circles and halved olives for eyes. Arrange additional olives for mouth.
  • Add chopped ends of cucumber on the sides of the mouth, for Frankenstein's bolts.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Can't find green pasta? Here's a tip for using any kind of pasta!
  • Add 10-20 drops of green food coloring to the boiling water which you are cooking the pasta.
  • If you want a deeper green, stir more food coloring into the pasta after you drain it. It will absorb the color and create darker and lighter strands.
Course: Main Course

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  1. 5 stars
    I knew a Frankie once… always came apart at the seems…what a monster he was…

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