Spooky Spaghetti: A Recipe For Halloween

On the night of October 31, you can treat little foodies to something other than candy. If you're planning a Halloween-themed meal, try our Spooky Spaghetti with Squid Ink Pasta recipe. This sweetly terrifying pasta recipe is sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.

Ingredients of the recipe

Here are the ingredients needed to make spooky spaghetti for Halloween for 4 people:

450 g linguine with squid ink
1 can of tomato pulp
2 ground steaks
1 onion
1 clove of garlic
dried oregano
salt and pepper
a jar of pitted green olives
a few dried tomatoes

Preparation of the spaghetti

Making this spooky spaghetti for Halloween is very simple as all you have to do is make express bolognese sauce.

1- Chop the garlic and onion together.

2- Heat the olive oil in a pan and sauté the chopped garlic and onion over medium heat, until soft.

3- Add the crumbled ground steak and season with salt, pepper and dried oregano.

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4- When the meat is browned, add the tomato pulp, mix and lower the heat.

5- Let this express bolognese simmer for about 30 minutes, over low heat and uncovered, stirring occasionally.

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Cooking and decorating spaghetti

While the tomato sauce is simmering, prepare the decor that will make your Halloween spaghetti even more terrifying.

1- Drain 8 pitted green olives.

2- Cut a dried tomato petal into small pieces.

3- Fill each olive with a small piece of dried tomato to form a scary red eye.

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4- Cook the linguine with squid ink in a large pot of boiling salted water, pouring them vertically into the pot like spaghetti.

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5- According to the instructions on the package, cook this pasta about 6 minutes after it resumes boiling. The cooking water will turn all black...

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6- Arrange the spooky Halloween spaghetti on the plates by coating the black pasta with two dollops of bolognese sauce.

7- Add two olives in the shape of eyes in each plate and serve (while shouting 'Bouh!', Halloween meal obliges ;-)).

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Did you know? cuttlefish ink

Cuttlefish ink is a defense mechanism in this animal. It not only gives a black color to the pasta but also a little iodine taste.

Perfect for making a spooky dish on the night of October 31, cuttlefish ink linguine also pairs well with fish and seafood like Scallops or shrimp.

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In French: Les spaghettis effrayants : une recette pour Halloween
En español: Espaguetis espeluznantes: una receta para Halloween
In italiano: Spaghetti spettrali: una ricetta per Halloween
Auf Deutsch: Gruselige Spaghetti: Ein Rezept für Halloween
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