Spooky "Eyeballs" Casserole
For a Halloween dinner or party dish, try this Spooky "Eyeballs" Casserole. Once your guests get over the scare factor, they will enjoy the rich and hearty tastes of this pasta bake recipe. The "eyeballs" are made of fresh mozzarella cheese and olives. Served over a bed of al dente pasta and flavorful meat sauce, this dish is not just a gimmick. It tastes great! It's also easy to make, so that you can spend more time celebrating the scariest night of the year. Kids and adults alike will be amazed at how creative this dish is and will love how it tastes, too.
Preparation Time15 min
Cooking Time35 min
Cooking Vessel Size9 x 13 inch baking dish
- Vegetable cooking spray
- 1 jar (24 ounces) Prego® Italian Sausage & Garlic Italian Sauce
- 1 container (15 ounces) part-skim ricotta cheese
- 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 7 cups bow tie-shaped pasta, cooked and drained
- 1 container (8 ounces) small fresh mozzarella cheese balls
- 2 tablespoons sliced pitted ripe olives
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 13 x 9 x 2-inch shallow baking dish with the cooking spray.
Mix 1 1/2 cups of the sauce, ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, and pasta in the prepared dish. Spread the remaining sauce over the pasta mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese and cover the dish with foil.
Bake for 25 minutes or until hot and bubbling. Arrange the cheese balls randomly over the pasta mixture. Place a sliced olive on each cheese ball. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.