Jack – O – Lantern Pasta

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Jack - O - Lantern Pasta
Serves 6
A fun and dramatic presentation to make an ordinary pasta and meatball dinner a REAL Halloween treat for the kids!
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  1. 1 ea. Round Shaped Pumpkin, 8” in diameter
  2. 2 lbs. Fuscilli or Rotini Pasta
  3. 24 oz. Salvaggio's Marinara Pasta Sauce
  4. 12 oz. Meatballs, 1 oz. each
  5. 1⁄2 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  6. 8 each Salvaggio's Soft Bread Sticks
  1. Have the kids help by cutting a 6" diameter lid off of the top of the pumpkin and scoop out interior cleanly. Discard all interior pulp and seeds.
  2. Bake pumpkin shell and lid for approximately 30 minutes in a 350 F oven.
  3. While pumpkin is cooking, cook pasta in boiling salted water until al dente then toss in hot pasta sauce.
  4. Also, reheat or cook meatballs until thoroughly cooked through.
  5. Time cooking so that all components are cooked and ready to assemble at the same time.
  6. Remove pumpkin from oven and place on an attractive, Halloween themed platter.
  7. Add pasta to the pumpkin, then meatballs on top of pasta. Finally, arrange bread sticks in pumpkin cavity with ends protruding from open mouth.
  8. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the Parmesan cheese shreds and leave remainder for personal garnishment.
  9. Serve.
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