As the leaves turn golden and a chill creeps into the air, families throughout the South Bay are getting into spooky season! The Halloween decorations are coming out and costumes are being chosen by the little ones.
If you know us at Bettolino, you know that we love to elevate celebrations with excellent food. We asked our staff how they would “spook up” their favorite pasta at home, and they conjured up some bewitching recipes that will leave your taste buds screaming for more.
Get ready to have fun with the whole family at home with these spooky pasta creations that you can easily whip up in your own cauldron… I mean, kitchen!
1. Wicked Witches Spaghetti
Kick off your Halloween pasta feast with a dish inspired by the iconic Wicked Witch. Boil up some spaghetti until it’s al dente, and then toss it in a luscious basil pesto sauce for that eerie green hue. Garnish with fresh herbs for the witch’s magical ingredients, or for the older kids add edible spider rings and black olive “eyeballs” for an extra spooky touch. This dish is wickedly delicious!
2. Ghostly Gnocchi
Transform traditional gnocchi into adorable little ghost shapes. Simply roll out your favorite gnocchi dough recipe and use a cookie cutter to create ghost outlines. Cook them until they float to the surface, and then sauté with brown butter and sage. These ghostly gnocchi are sure to haunt your taste buds with their buttery goodness.
3. Jack-O-Lantern Ravioli (Use our recipe!)
Embrace the flavors of fall by making ravioli from scratch. The sweet and savory butternut squash filling pairs perfectly with a sage and brown butter sauce. Top it off with toasted pumpkin seeds for an extra crunch that’s both delightful and hauntingly delicious. Here’s our favorite recipe that we love to share with friends like you!
4. Mummy Manicotti
Wrap up your dinner in eerie fashion with manicotti resembling mummies. Stuff large pasta shells with a rich ricotta and spinach mixture, then carefully drape thin strips of lasagna noodles over them to create mummy-like bandages. Bake until golden and serve with marinara sauce for that extra dose of flavor.
Join Us for Halloween Fun & Philanthropy at Bettolino Kitchen
We’ll be serving up a few of our own spooky pasta specials and donating 50% of proceeds to the Peninsula Committee Children’s Hospital on Tuesday, October 31st to support children who will miss out on the Halloween fun while receiving care. Make your reservation to join us for some Halloween-themed fun and philanthropy!