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“From Pillsbury Halloween 2005, this looks really cute. The photo with this recipe shows the 'face' against the background of a purple plate. Too cute!”
READY IN:
2hrs 35mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
Metric

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Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F
  2. Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Cook pasta as directed on package; drain.
  4. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain well.
  5. Meanwhile, reserve 1 tablespoon pasta sauce; pour remaining sauce into baking dish.
  6. In medium bowl, mix egg, ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, the basil and garlic powder.
  7. Fill each cooked pasta shell with about 2 tablespoons cheese mixture.
  8. Arrange filled shells, cheese mixture up, in dish over sauce.
  9. Press 1 meatball into cheese mixture in each shell to resemble eye.
  10. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until bubbly.
  11. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
  12. Use drop of reserved pasta sauce to attach ripe olive slice to each meatball to resemble pupil of eye.
  13. To create a face, arrange eyes on each plate with red pepper mouth, grape nose, lettuce and sugar snap peas eyebrows and green onion hair.
  14. Makes: 6 servings (3 shells each).
  15. Kitchen Tip:.
  16. One serving is three shells.
  17. Make a face using two shells for eyes, and offer the additional shells during the meal.

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