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a serving platter filled with halloween spaghetti and meatballs

Eyeball Halloween Spaghetti

This 5 ingredient pasta is perfect for serving on Halloween night.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Western
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 550kcal
Cost: Under $3 per serving


  • 1 pound (450g) spaghetti
  • 1 pound (454g) ground beef meatballs
  • 1 ½ cups (337g) marinara sauce warmed
  • 5 mozzarella pearls (bocconcini), sliced into small circles
  • 1 handful black olives


  • Preheat the oven to 400F /200C and line a rimmed baking sheet with some lightly oiled parchment paper.
  • Place the meatballs on the baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, until cooked through. Take out of the oven and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add spaghetti and cook according to package directions. Drain well and transfer to a serving platter.
  • Pour warm marinara sauce over spaghetti, then scatter with meatballs.
  • Place a mozzarella pearl on each of the meatballs, and then top with each with an black olive so they resemble eyeballs.



  • Prepare the cheese and the olives while the meatballs cook.
  • Allow the meatballs to cool slightly before adding the cheese so it just melts, and you will have a better eyeball effect. 
  • Sauce the pasta, add it to a serving platter, and add the warm meatballs before adding the cheese and olives. 
  • Don’t forget to warm the sauce before adding it to the Halloween pasta. 
  • Storage - keep leftovers in an airtight container inside the fridge for up to 4 days.


Calories: 550kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 445mg | Potassium: 577mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 278IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 3mg