Mummified Meatballs in Crispy Potato Skin Coffins


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.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 coffins


  • 2 medium russet potatoes

  • 4 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning

  • 4 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 12 frozen cooked meatballs (such as Johnsonville®), thawed

  • 4 (1 ounce) sticks string cheese sticks, pulled into thin strips

  • 8 candy eyeballs


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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 (per serving)

412 Calories
22g Fat
29g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 412
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 384mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 7mg 34%
Calcium 229mg 18%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 703mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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