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Just Another Meatless Monday Monster Eyes

Hey What's For Dinner

Monster Eyes. Yep served them to my kids the other day to their complete surprise. And utter delight. Gross food for dinner?? AWESOME!!  Full of cheese with a dash of pesto and a green olive for zing, they are definitely good eating. Monster Eyes would make great party food too, can't you see serving up big pans full of eyes to a bunch of kids? "I always feel like somebodies watching me" might be good party music too. If the thought of eating Monster Eyes is NOT appealing well leave off the green olives and just enjoy big gooey stuffed shells.

Monster Eyes
1/2 a 12 ounce box of Ronzoni Jumbo Shells
1 pound ricotta
1 pound shredded mozzarella
2 TBSP pesto
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup or so green olives with pimentos
3 cups spaghetti sauce

cook shells according to package directions
drain a keep in cool water until ready to use
pre-heat the oven to 350˚
don't let them sit for too long, use within 10 minutes of being done
while the pasta is cooking mix the cheese, pesto, eggs and salt together, set aside
heat the spaghetti sauce
when the shells are done cooking and resting in cool water it's time to put the eyes together
spoon about 1/2 the sauce into a 9x13 pan
stuff each shell with the cheese and pesto mixture
if you get the shells stuffed and have cheese leftover divide it evenly between the shells
you are going for a stuffed eyeball look so they should be nice and full
once they are all stuffed place an olive in each eyeball
spoon the last of the sauce around the eyes trying to not get too much on the shells but tucking it around them
cover with foil and bake for 35-40 minutes
let them rest 5 minutes before serving

Peace and Love--



  1. Ewww, they are totally gross!
    My first time here, so nice to meet you all, Janie x

  2. You must try this dish
    Baked Apples Candied Ginger
    A meatless Monday

    Ok, it's a haiku...lol

    Happy Monday and Thanks for hosting!


  3. Thanks for hosting today! Today I am sharing two grain free and gluten free recipes.

    Banana nut bread & chocolate chip cookies.

    Have a wonderful week!

  4. Thanks so much for hosting!

    Linked up my post, “WILL THE REAL VITAMIN C STAND UP”


  5. This is clearly a case of "Halloween is too much fun" in your house!

  6. These are toooo cute! I love them! I also love stuff shells. These look like a perfect Halloween meal.

    Thanks for hosting again this week. Love your party.

    I wish I could write a haiku!

  7. Oh my gosh, my boys will LOVE these!
    Too fun! Thanks for sharing.

  8. What a very clever recipe. Those green eye monsters would be great for Halloween. The kids would love it.
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  9. Good Morning!

    This week I shared another little-bother recipe - cinnamon swirl oat bread. So delicious with a smear of butter!

    I also shared an article I wrote explaining how flour can go sour, and how grain bugs get into our food.

    Have a great week!


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