Baked Eyeballs Casserole

The "eyeballs" that top our 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.

Baked Eyeballs Casserole
SERVINGS
8
PREP TIME
15 mins
TOTAL TIME
50 mins
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Ingredients
  •  vegetable cooking spray
  • 1  24  ounce jar Prego® Italian Sausage and Garlic Italian Sauce
  • 1  15  ounce container part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 3/4  cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 7   cups bow tie-shaped pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1  8  ounce container small fresh mozzarella cheese balls (about 1-inch)
  • 2   tablespoons sliced pitted ripe olives
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Directions
1. 
Spray a 13 x 9 x 2-inch shallow baking dish with the cooking spray.
2. 
Mix 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.
Tip:
1. 
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.
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