BAKED EYEBALLS CASSEROLEThe "eyeballs" that top this spooky Casserole are made from mozzarella Cheese and sliced olives. But the Cheesy, baked pasta that lies below Is a real treat that everyone will enjoy.
Prep Time: 15 mins Total Time: 50 mins Servings: 8
INGREDIENTS: Vegetable cooking spray 1 jar (24 ounces) Prego® Italian Sausage And Garlic Italian Sauce 1 container (15 ounces) Part-skim ricotta cheese 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 7 cups bow tie shaped pasta, Cooked & drained 1 container (8 oz) Small fresh mozzarella Cheese balls (about 1 inch) 2 Tbsp Sliced Pitted Ripe Olives DIRECTIONS: 1 Spray a 13 x 9 x 2-inch shallow baking dish With the cooking spray. 2 Mix 1 1/2 cups of the sauce, ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and pasta in the Prepared dish. Spread the remaining sauce over the pasta Mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan Cheese and cover the dish with foil. 3 Bake at 400 degrees F. For 25 minutes or until Hot and bubbling. Arrange the cheese balls Randomly over the pasta mixture. Place a sliced olive on each cheese ball. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Easy Substitution Tip:If fresh mozzarella cheese balls are not Available, substitute 1 package (8 ounces) Fresh mozzarella cheese. Cut crosswise into Thirds. Cut each third in 6 wedges, for Triangle-shaped eyes.