Elf Spaghetti

Elf spaghetti! Enjoy a fun dinner with the family with green noodles and marinara sauce. Don't forget the Mozzarella snowballs! Design Dazzle

Did you know that Santa’s elves have a favorite dinner? Elf spaghetti is what they always choose to eat on Christmas Eve. It has all of their favorite things- green pasta, red spaghetti sauce, and yummy mozzarella snowballs right on top! This red and green meal is so festive and tastes delicious! Your kids will love to have a meal just like Santa’s elves to welcome in the Christmas cheer!



Ingredients to Make Elf Spaghetti:



Step 1: Follow the directions on your package to make the pasta. After the water is boiling and you add the pasta, stir in 1/4 teaspoon of green food coloring. I used gel food coloring, because it is concentrated. I’m not sure if or how the liquid food coloring would work. You may need to use more if you are using liquid food coloring.

*** The food coloring does not change the taste of the pasta. It tastes completely normal and delicious!***


Step 2: Make the marinara sauce as you normally do. Cover the green noodles in the red sauce. It’s beginning to look a little like Christmas!


Step 3:  You can’t forget the elves’ snowballs! You can either buy the prepackaged little mozzarella balls or the medium size (I couldn’t find them at the time) or buy a large chunk of mozzarella cheese. I bought the large ball of cheese and used an ice cream scoop to form the snowballs. Throw a few mozzarella cheese balls on top that look exactly like an elf’s snowball stash.


It is really that simple! By adding green food coloring to your normal spaghetti and a few mozzarella “snowballs” on top, you have a perfect meal for elves. You will love how quick and simple this meal is to make. Your kids will absolutely love to eat this festive, fun dinner! Watch out- it may just become one of your favorite holiday traditions!

North Pole Mailing Label

If you like Elf ideas, this one is my FAVORITE!! It’s a North Pole label that is perfect for helping your ELF arrive to your home from the North Pole. Place the label on a box and place items you want your family to have *before* Christmas. Christmas jammies or a Christmas book are also favorite ideas!

This is also the perfect Christmas Eve Box!

The idea isn’t about getting more gifts. It’s about a special tradition that your family does and receiving the items in a very FUN way – either on Christmas Eve or before Christmas!


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Posted on November 21, 2014
Categories: christmas, Christmas Wonderful, creative ideas, edibles, holiday awesomeness, holiday ideas, Recipes

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  1. Amanda says:
    November 30, 2014

    This is great! but does it stain the pot? I would imagine the food coloring would stain it really bad.

    • Toni - Design Dazzle says:
      November 30, 2014

      Amanda – I used a metal pot that I usually make spaghetti in. It didn’t stain it at all. I’m not sure what kind of pot you have but if it’s metal it shouldn’t stain.

  2. Michelle says:
    December 23, 2014

    Did you serve it with syrup?

    • Toni - Design Dazzle says:
      December 24, 2014

      No we didn’t ; ) But you could certainly make a “dessert” elf version.

    • babs says:
      February 18, 2016

      LOL! “Syrup’s my Favorite!” 😀

  3. Jenetta Penner says:
    December 23, 2014

    I think my kids will find it interesting to have something like this on the Christmas table! Thanks for sharing, Merry Christmas! 🙂

    • Toni - Design Dazzle says:
      December 24, 2014

      I’m sure your kids will love it! It’s fun to have traditions at Christmas. They probably won’t ever forget the green elf spaghetti!

  4. Noelle says:
    December 27, 2014

    I made this for my family tonight. It was a hit! My 5-year-old was a little leary of green spaghetti at first, but then she liked it a lot. I couldn’t find gel food coloring in the store, but I used liquid and it was fine. I probably used more than a 1/4 teaspoon, though. I didn’t measure, just dripped it in.

    • Toni - Design Dazzle says:
      December 27, 2014

      So happy it was a hit!!
      Thanks for letting us know about the liquid food coloring. Glad to know it also works.

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