Mermaid Pasta: This perfect, butter pasta is super easy to make and will serve a group of kids for less than $3.00. Pack it in a school lunch (and cause some serious lunch envy), serve it as an after-school snack or add it to the spread at any summer or pool party. Hold on to a little bit of that pasta water: mixed with the butter and cheese, it keeps the pasta from being too dry.
Active Time: 5 Mins
Total Time: 15 Mins
Yield: Serves 8 (serving size: 1 cup)
1 gallon water
16 ounces uncooked pasta shells
4 teaspoons kosher salt
Hot pink, purple, and turquoise gel food coloring
3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon finely shredded fresh basil
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