Halloween is just around the corner, and what better time to freak out the family at the dinner table? Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a plate full of spaghetti and eyeballs. The recipe is quickly and easily made, using either your own homemade spaghetti sauce or the store-bought variety.
You can get organic, non-GMO spaghetti noodles (and other pastas) at Liberty Market. The eyeballs in this recipe are Morningstar frozen meatless meatballs, but you can use whatever kind of meatballs you like. If you are using real meatballs, at least go to Liberty Market and buy meat that is made from pigs or cows who were fed chemical-free food and treated kindly on local farms.
Once you have your pasta cooked and drained and have topped it with pasta sauce (tell the kid’s it’s blood), the eyeballs are easily made using a dab of sour cream and some sliced black olives (or green ones, if you want green eyes) .
Enjoy the season.
Spaghetti and eyeballs
- ½ package spaghetti noodles
- 1 can (16 oz or so) homemade or commercial spaghetti sauce
- 1 package faux or real meatballs
- A few tablespoons sour cream
- A few black olives, sliced into rings
Cook the pasta according to package directions and drain. Meanwhile, heat up your pasta sauce and meatballs, and slice the olives into rings. Let the meatballs cool just enough that the sour cream won’t run, and place them on top of the spaghetti and sauce. Place a small dab of sour cream on the top each meatball, using a small spoon. Gently place an olive ring on the top of the sour cream. Serve.
When your kids ask whose eyeballs those are, tell them they belonged to the last kids who didn't clean their room/didn't do their homework/didn't take out the trash…you get the idea.
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