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Jack-o-Lantern Pasta Pots

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jack o lantern pots filled with homemade vegetarian pasta with melted mozzarella

A super easy, warming and yummy healthy Halloween recipe that’s perfect for little trick or treaters. Our Jack O Lantern pasta pots make a delicious savoury Halloween recipe.

Simmer up a panful of delicious vegetarian pasta, perfect for warming up with on a cold Halloween night. 

Our easy healthy Halloween recipe is a one pot recipe so it’s super easy for cleaning up afterwards – we all love a one pot – don’t we?

I always think it’s nice to balance all the sugar and give the kids a proper Halloween dinner. And kids just love pasta, so this is a great, filling dinner that they’ll just love.

To make the little Jack-o-Lantern serving bowls, get some orange paper cups – the insulated cups for warm drinks work best for this – and draw on a pumpkin face with black felt tip. 

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The paper cups are really portable too, so the kids can eat the Halloween pasta whilst they’re outdoors too.

jack o lantern pots filled with homemade vegetarian pasta with melted mozzarella

Jack O Lantern Pasta Ingredients

  • 1 tbs olive oil – use rapeseed oil if you prefer
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped – you could use 1/2tsp of dried garlic powder if you prefer
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes – you could use passata if you like
  • 300g pasta shells – feel free to use penne or fusilli if you prefer
  • 750ml vegetable stock
  • 2 tbs tomato puree
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • sat and pepper to taste
  • 125g mozzarella – finely diced

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How to make our healthy Halloween recipe

  • Add the olive oil to a large non-stick wok style pan, one with a lid. Tip in the garlic and onions and fry for 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, pasta, vegetable stock, tomato puree and herbs, season with salt and pepper and bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and put the lid on.
  • Cook for around 15-20 minutes. Stir a couple of times and if necessary add more stock.
  • Once the pasta is tender – stir through the diced mozzarella so it goes all melty then serve in the jack o lantern cups.
jack o lantern pots filled with homemade vegetarian pasta with melted mozzarella

Make Jack O Lantern Halloween pasta pots your way

  • Add a little spice with a pinch of chilli flakes or even a sprinkling of chopped jalapeños.
  • Add in more vegetables, try courgettes, mushrooms or aubergines.

How to serve Jack O Lantern pasta pots 

  • Perfect for warming up with on a cold Halloween night.
  • Try serving at bonfire night parties.

More easy Halloween recipes to cook

  • Edible Witch Wands – kids just love making these spookily good edible witch wands. Breadsticks dipped in white chocolate and decorated with sparkles. So easy and delicious.
  • Pumpkin Pasties – cook up some delicious pumpkin pasties shaped like mummies, they’re deliciously tasty and super easy to cook.
Yield: Serves 8

Jack - O - Lantern Pasta Pots

jack o lantern pots filled with homemade vegetarian pasta with melted mozzarella

Delicious warming pasta dish

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic - finely chopped
  • 1 onion - finely chopped
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 300g pasta shells
  • 750ml vegetable stock
  • 2 tbs tomato puree
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • sat and pepper to taste
  • 125g finely diced mozzarella to serve

Instructions

  1. Add the olive oil to a large non-stick wok style pan, one with a lid. Tip in the garlic and onions and fry for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes, pasta, vegetable stock, tomato puree and herbs, season with salt and pepper and bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and put the lid on.
  3. Cook for around 15-20 minutes. Stir a couple of times and if necessary add more stock.
  4. Once the pasta is tender - stir through the diced mozzarella so it goes all melty then serve in the jack o lantern cups.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 365mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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