Mother and Baby

Halloween: Annabel Karmel's Frankenstein pesto pasta

Section: Lunch ideas
  • Serves: 4
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes


  1. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water according to the packet instructions. Drain and place in a bowl. Add the pesto and mix well. Spoon onto a large platter to make Frankenstein’s head. Add olives to make the hair, mouth and nose.
  2. Slice the courgette in half to make two bolts for either side of the neck. Stamp out 2 circles of mozzarella cheese for the eyes and place 2 halves of olives on top for the eyeballs.

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  • Author: Annabel Karmel Annabel Karmel
  • Job Title: Children's Food Expert

M&B's resident weaning expert Annabel Karmel has over 25 years of experience in children's nutrition and is a best-selling author... 45 cookbooks and counting! 

She even received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her outstanding work in the field of child nutrition. 

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