Monster Mouths for Dinner

It’s no secret that I love fun food. I love making it. I love serving it to my kids. It makes me smile. So this was right up my alley. And it’s kind of Halloween-y, right?  Kind of?

This recipe came out of the cookbook Simple 1-2-3 Cooking for Kids. 

* Jumbo past shells
* hamburger
* spaghetti sauce

Cook the jumbo pasta shells according to the package directions.  Let them cool so you can work with them.

Cook the hamburger.  Drain.  Add spaghetti sauce.  You want it to be thick so don’t add very much spaghetti sauce.

Fill the shells with meat mixture.

Put in a lightly greased 9 x 13 inch pan and cook for about 5 minutes in a 350 degree oven.  Just enough to get them warm again.

Garnish with eyes and teeth.  We used cut carrots, a pickle for the tongue and cheese for the teeth.

Totally cute right?

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  1. yep, totally cute!!! what a great idea! makes me smile 🙂

  2. I really like these. Gives me a whole new reason to play with my food! 😉

  3. So funny! Who says we shouldn’t play with our food. I bet the kids loved this.

  4. Very cute!!!

  5. hahahaha those are great! really good idea to make the kids eat!

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  7. Oh WOW! Those are so CUTE!! My kids would be so excited to get these for dinner. I so got to make them. Thanks!

  8. Definitely Halloween-y! So cute, Erin!

  9. These are just so adorable. I can’t wait to make a batch because I know my boys will eat them right up.

  10. How fun are these? And they look yummy too. Would you link up with my linky party? I’d love to have you… here’s the link:

    Hope to see you there! It’s open all week!


  11. Adorable! That’s the way to get kids loving mealtimes!

  12. Ha ha! Very cute! The kids must have loved them. They sound pretty tasty too:)

  13. How cute! My grandchildren would love them!

  14. Another one of your fun ideas I need to use with my grandchildren. Don’t you just love children’s cookbooks?

  15. I really, really love these!!! I saw those shells and thought “who is going to want them so large”

  16. 🙂 very creative!

  17. haha…those are totally fun! What kid [or grownup] wouldn’t want one? I’d love for you to link up here:

  18. What a fun Halloween dinner idea!

    Thanks for linking up and sharing. This was one of the most clicked ideas from last weeks party.

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  19. seriously….my kid is going to think I am the BOMB making this fun dinner for her this week!!!! Whooop!

  20. You make food fun. Thanks for linking up. I can’t wait til my Grandson comes to visit so we can try all these awesome ideas you’ve given us.

  21. It’s no secret that I love fun food. I love making it. I love serving it to my kids. It makes me smile. So this was right up my alley. And it’s kind of Halloween-y, right? Kind of?Balloon Decorations

  22. Hi there, what a fun mom you must be. Thanks for sharing these recipes. I recently found your blog and am now following. Please pop on over and visit my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. I would really like that. Hugs, Chris

  23. My neice and nephew would love these. Thank you for sharing. Pat

  24. I want one of those, that is what they will all say, including me. They are just adorable! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  25. thanks for linking with kids in the kitchen- you always have such fun recipes