Snake Pit Pasta

Looking for an Indiana Jones recipe for your Indy party? Make my easy Snake Pit Pasta! I served this easy dish as the main course at Disney Dinners: Indiana Jones since snakes are so prevalent in the series. 

Snakes…why’d it have to be snakes?” – Indiana Jones

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You could of course used store bought pesto in a pinch but my homemade pesto is absolutely out of this world. You’ll never want to buy pesto again! I grow an abundance of basil in my garden every summer and freeze jars and jars of pesto. This dish was so fast and easy for me because I literally thawed a jar of pesto the night before this party and tossed the pesto with bucatini. Easiest Disney Dinner recipe ever! 

Indiana Jones Snake Pit Pasta

I wanted a surprise in the snake pit and that surprise is a creamy burrata ball under the bucatini snakes. Delicious! If you’re never had burrata before, you’re in for a treat. It’s insanely creamy and mixes in so beautifully with the pasta. 

Indiana Jones Snake Pit Pasta


I topped each serving with pine nut “rocks.” Delicious and thematic. The perfect recipe for an Indiana Jones movie night!

Indiana Jones Snake Pit Pasta

Snake Pit Pasta
1 pound bucatini pasta
1 cup homemade pesto (recipe follows)
4 medium-sized burrata balls
1/4 cup pine nuts

  1. Make pesto and set aside.
  2. Cook bucatini according to package directions, drain, and toss well with pesto. 
  3. Set a burrata ball in each bowl, then plate bucatini “snakes” around the burrata. Sprinkle pine nuts on top and enjoy!

Homemade Pesto
2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 garlic clove
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup pecorino cheese
Salt, pepper

  1. Process basil, pine nuts, and cloves in a food processor. Stream in olive oil. Season to your liking, then stir in cheese and serve immediately or freeze for later!

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