These are a must for your Halloween party! Not only are they fun, these meatballs are super-moist and flavorful. Use disposable forks for easy clean up.

Soup Loving Nicole
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain and set aside.

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Whisk Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, egg, garlic, parley, basil, and oregano together in a large mixing bowl. Fold in ground beef and mix with your hands until blended. Form 16 equal-sized meatballs using a cookie scoop.

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown meatballs for 3 minutes on each side. Transfer cooked meatballs to a baking sheet using tongs.

  • Bake browned meatballs in the oven for 8 minutes.

  • While meatballs bake, use a plastic straw to punch a hole through each olive half to create a circular 'pupil.' Use the same straw to punch a hole through the center of each string cheese slice. Insert the round olive piece inside the hole in the string cheese slice to create 'eyes.'

  • Remove meatballs from oven and let cool until safe to handle.

  • Assemble zombie eyes by twirling a few strands of cooked spaghetti around each of 16 forks. Spear a meatball onto each fork and arrange forks on a serving platter. Spoon a dot of spaghetti sauce onto each meatball where you want to place the 'eyes.' Apply the olive-cheese 'eye' over the sauce. Spoon remaining spaghetti sauce over the twirled spaghetti on the forks.

Nutrition Facts

337 calories; 14 g total fat; 71 mg cholesterol; 448 mg sodium. 32.9 g carbohydrates; 19.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2019
Tripled. Baked 35-40 minutes at 350 on two trays. Used large ice cream scoop to make about 27. Places on white tray topped with a little spaghetti sauce and a candy eye. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2019
Tripled. Baked 35-40 minutes at 350 on two trays. Used large ice cream scoop to make about 27. Places on white tray topped with a little spaghetti sauce and a candy eye. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2019
Tripled. Baked 35-40 minutes at 350 on two trays. Used large ice cream scoop to make about 27. Places on white tray topped with a little spaghetti sauce and a candy eye. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2019
I used the meatball recipe added a little ground pork but did not make the eyeballs. Made a huge batch and froze them. Did not measure the ingredients but pretty foolproof and probably used more cheese than called for.:) Very tasty. Great for a quick appetizer pop them into homemade spaghetti sauce brown gravy and rice. Have made several times. A winner. Read More
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