Halloween Mac-O'-Lantern

1
Kelly Williams

By
@WildfloursCottageKitchen

Before the kiddos go trick-or-treating, surprise them with this hearty supper first! They'll need their energy, and you'll need something quick and easy during the chaos of last minute costume adjustments! *Sauce variations included in case pizza flavor is not preferred. All work great! Happy Halloween! :D
(Old photo by me, kinda looks like Charlie Brown! Rofl!!)

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min

Ingredients

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1 box
macaroni and cheese, i prefer velveeta shells and cheese
1 lb.
lean ground beef or ground turkey, can sub ground italian sausage and omit extra seasonings
1
(8 oz.) can pizza sauce, divided in half, (12 oz. just fine, too)
1 egg
beaten
1/2 tsp.
oregano
1/4 tsp.
basil
1/4 tsp.
garlic powder
1/2-1
cup shredded mozzarella, as much as you'd like
2
green olive or carrot slices, optional

How to Make Halloween Mac-O'-Lantern

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cook and drain ground beef. Cook and prepare mac 'n cheese according to package directions. Remove and set aside 1/4 cup pizza sauce. Into the prepared macaroni, stir in 1/2 the cooked beef, and the rest of the ingredients EXCEPT the cheese. Spoon evenly into a 9" pie dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Combine rest of meat with reserved pizza sauce and use to create a jack-o-lantern face on top of the casserole. Decorate further to your heart's desire. (Whole long chives can be placed on first to create the pumpkin divisions/lines.)
  • 2*This can also be made with your favorite spaghetti sauce, salsa, marinara, taco sauce or taco seasoning mix prepared to packet directions.

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About Halloween Mac-O'-Lantern

Course/Dish: Beef, Turkey, Pasta
Regional Styles: Italian, Mexican
Collection: Halloween Treats
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids




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