If it’s cheesy and we can pretend it looks like some sort of animal or creature, and they get to eat it with their fingers, the chances my kids will actually EAT their dinner drastically increases!!
So telling them these were spooky bats got them really excited to eat the other day. They proceeded to fly bats around my kitchen table for the next hour but hey, they had fun!
I found this Torino Farfalla Primavera at Target. The noodles are enormous, which make them perfect to turn into little dippers, plus they’re all natrual and made with a variety of vegetable flavors (counting their veggies in every way, shape, or form I can, lol!) You can use any kind of bow tie pasta noodles you want though.
Serve them with marinara sauce for dipping and let the kids enjoy! Miles ↓ wasn’t really into dipping his….because he firmly believes any kind of dip or sauce is spicy. There was no convincing him otherwise but he sure loved the plain cheesy noodles.
These are fun for a Halloween-themed snack or dinner, but I think we’ll be making these often. Cheesy bat noodles for the win!
- 8 oz box bow tie pasta noodles
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 8 oz marinara sauce
- Bring a large pot of water to a mild boil, add bow tie pasta noodles and cook for 8-10 minutes until al dente. Drain and gently pat with a paper towel.
- Heat oven to broil.
- Place cooked bow tie pasta in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with garlic salt and shredded cheese. Broil for 3-4 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Dip "batwings" in marinara.