Frankenstein Pasta for Halloween

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Awesome Halloween pasta
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1 cup Basil fresh
2 cloves Garlic
⅓ cup Pine nuts dried
⅓ cup Parmesan cheese grated
1 dash Salt
⅓ cup Olive oil
16 oz Whole wheat pasta fusilli
1 English cucumber
4 oz Mozzarella
1 cup Black olives canned, pitted

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Frankenstein Pasta for Halloween


This Frankenstein Pasta is such a great Halloween meal for kids! It’s super quick to make (less than 20 minutes) and it’s quite healthy too as Halloween cooking goes. My kids love this scary pasta dish and I’m sure yours will too!

Start by combining basil, garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan, salt, and olive oil in a blender to make pesto. Cook whole wheat pasta in boiling water according to the package instructions. Drain and add the pesto sauce. Leave to cool. Meanwhile, chop 1½ cucumbers and stir into the pasta. To make the Frankenstein effect, pour the contents of the pan onto a platter and shape the pasta into a rectangle. Cut two thick slices of mozzarella and shape them into circles using a knife or cookie cutter. Create Frank’s hair, pupils and a mouth from olives.  Use the remaining cucumber to make the Frankenstein “bolts” in the side of his neck. Rarrrr!

To make Frankenstein Pasta, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Frankenstein Pasta for Halloween


Make pesto


Place 1 cup of fresh basil, 2 cloves of garlic, ⅓ cup of pine nuts, ⅓ cup of grated Parmesan cheese, and a pinch of salt in a food processor with ⅓ cup of olive oil. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust garlic and seasoning if required.


Cook pasta


Bring a pan of water to a boil. Cook 16 ounces of pasta in the boiling water according to the package instructions. Drain.


Add pesto


Mix the pesto with the pasta and leave to cool slightly.


Add cucumber


Peel and chop up 1½ cucumbers. Stir the pieces into the pasta.


Arrange pasta on plate


Transfer the pasta to a platter and shape into a rectangle to make the head. Cut two slices of mozzarella for the eyes. Shape them into circles using a knife or cookie cutter. Use olives to create hair, pupils and a mouth.



Make neck bolts using the remaining cucumber pieces and serve.

This Frankenstein Pasta recipe is a perfect dinner for your kids this Halloween! Try it out and make sure you tag your Halloween posts with the #cookmerecipes hashtag.

Bethany is very passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and clean diet. She’s trying to cut meat out of her diet as much as possible and focuses on cooking vegetarian food and fish. Bethany gets a kick from finding ways to add new twists to classic dishes. What’s more, thanks to her Asian roots, she’s great at combining different cuisines to come up with something extraordinary. Bethany’s recipes will inspire you to add new colors and flavors to your everyday meals.

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This so perfect for Halloween! Thanks!

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