Elvira’s Adraka Kozerole

Inspired by my hero, Elvira, and the dinner scene in Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, I present Elvira’s Adraka Kozerole. If you’ve seen the movie, the dinner scene is one of the most memorable. It was to me, anyway.

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Adraka Kozerole – actually edible!

Picture this: it was 1988, I was nine years old and probably wearing pajamas. We had a big, honkin’ hunk of a TV with four channels, changed by clicking a knob that took all the muscles in my pencil-stick arm to turn. If I remember correctly, the channels we got in Austin were four, thirteen, twenty-four and thirty-two, but don’t quote me on that.

(If this sounds familiar to you, too, then we are both in that weird gray area between Gen-X and Millennial.)

Elvira's Adraka Kozerole Recipe
Elvira’s Adraka Kozerole Recipe

Anyway, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark came on the boob tube (pun intended!) one night and I was smitten. Unfamiliar with her prior Movie Macabre series, it was the first time I’d seen such a funny, independent, confident, sex-positive, badass leading lady on TV. She was immediately my hero; my aspiration.

And when I think about it, I took a lot of my performance inspiration from Elvira during my years as lead-singer of The Hot As Shits. Bless you, Cassandra Peterson.

My version of Adraka kozerole combines fat, wormy pasta with sour cream, spinach, artichoke hearts and a little jalapeño heat. Top that with some squirt cheese and crushed chips and you have a casserole fit for a very hot date (with a terrifying snake monster).


Elvira’s Adraka Kozerole

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  • Author: Hilah



8 ounces thick spaghetti


8 ounces sour cream

10 ounces frozen spinach, thawed and drained

1/2 cup grated Parmesan

12 ounces frozen artichokes, thawed and drained

chopped jalapeños to taste (1-3 pickled or fresh)

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Optional: spray cheese and chips for garnish


Boil the noodles in salted water. Reserve about 1/2 cup cooking water before draining.

Combine drained noodles with remaining ingredients, plus 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

Bake at 400ºF for 20 minutes.

Decorate with spray cheese and crushed Fritos or Doritos if desired.

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  1. Adam on October 30, 2019 at 9:04 am

    Elvira: Mistress of the Dark is one of the my favorite movies. I am so glad that you are back!

    • Hilah on October 30, 2019 at 4:16 pm

      Mine, too!!! Can you believe Chris had never seen it until I made him watch it this month?!?

  2. Dwight Wilson on October 30, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    So glad you’re back! I have missed your cooking videos so much!

    • Hilah on October 30, 2019 at 4:16 pm

      Thanks, Dwight!!

  3. Jan Kathryn West on October 31, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Where have you been? Glad too you are back!

  4. Paul Enn on November 9, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    I was wondering what happened to you….welcome back!!

    • Hilah on November 12, 2019 at 5:18 pm

      Thanks, Paul!

  5. Esther on December 18, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    So happy to see you and your cooking videos again!!!

  6. Papa on October 11, 2022 at 1:09 pm

    What would you suggest as a Meat for Adraka kozerole?
    I’ve been looking for a recipe for it but all I can find are vegetarian versions and I’m pretty sure those worms, or the hamburger helper weren’t vegetarian lol

    • Hilah on October 11, 2022 at 7:36 pm

      Ya know, I might do browned ground chicken with this. Seems like it would be good with the spinach and cheese.

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