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Christmas Tree Pasta Dinner

Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Holiday, Kid friendly
Keyword christmas, fun food
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of spaghetti I used spinach pasta since my boys would never know the difference.
  • Green food coloring
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Yellow bell pepper
  • Slice of yellow cheese I cut a chunk for a block of yellow cheddar
  • String cheese
  • Grated cheese

Instructions

  1. Boil spaghetti until just barely al dente before draining and running under cool water.
  2. Drain well and toss into a zip top bag with about 20 drops of green food coloring diluted in about a teaspoon of water before shaking until the color is fully dispersed.
  3. If using, add pesto.
  4. Scoop onto a plate and arrange in a large triangle shape.
  5. Add a rectangle of cheese as a trunk, and position halved tomatoes throughout your tree as ornaments.
  6. Slice a cheese stick into thin lengths and adorn tree as garland.
  7. Cut a chunk of bell pepper with a star cookie cutter and add on top of the tree.
  8. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan as snow.