Crispy potato skin coffins topped with cheesy mummified meatballs. Halloween never tasted so good! Homemade meatballs are best but feel free to use already prepared to save time and get a jumpstart on trick-or-treating.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
25 mins
45 mins
4 coffins


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Pierce potatoes with a fork and microwave for 10 minutes. Let cool until safe to handle. Cut in half lengthwise and scoop out most of the flesh, leaving 1/2 inch around the shell. Discard flesh or save for another use.

  • Place potato halves cut-side down on a baking sheet. Rub each half with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Flip potatoes over. Sprinkle each with 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning and 1 teaspoon Parmesan cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until shells are crisp, 12 to 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, place meatballs on microwave-safe plates. Cover with paper towels. Microwave until hot, 70 to 75 seconds per batch. Let rest until cool enough to not melt the cheese.

  • Wrap 1/4 of the cheese strings around 3 meatballs to create a mummy effect. Repeat with remaining cheese and meatballs.

  • Remove potato skin coffins from the oven and place a mummy in each coffin. Apply candy eyeballs.

Editor's Notes:

The directions for making the meatballs are based on the particular brand mentioned. Follow instructions on the box if using a different brand.

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of potato. The actual amount of potato consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

412 calories; protein 24.3g; carbohydrates 29.4g; fat 22.3g; cholesterol 91.9mg; sodium 384.1mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
Hardest part is making the coffin. I used fresh meatballs as I'm not a fan of frozen meat. Love the creativity of it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I had fun making this recipe and my family loved it! Easy to make and easy to clean up. Now that's my kind of recipe! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This was a simple and tasty dish. It was so much fun too. I did have a little trouble getting the cheese strings to go around the meatballs. Be sure to have the cheeses completely separated into strings and ready to use. It took me so long to get the cheese on the meatballs they started to get cooled off. Even so I definitely plan to make these again Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was easy and went over well with everyone in the family. Read More