Monday, October 31, 2011

Eyeballs and Brains

This is a great recipe any day of the year but adding an olive to the top of the meatballs makes it a fun and festive way to have a Halloween dinner! Eyeballs and Brains is healthy and delicious!

The Ingredients:

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey (could use ground chicken)
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups spaghetti sauce (jarred or homemade)
  • Spaghetti Noodles
Cooking It Up:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a baking dish with non stick spray and dump the spaghetti sauce into it.
  • Place all of the other ingredients into a bowl and using your hands, combine until everything is well mixed.
  • Roll mixture into balls and drop them into the sauce.
  • To make them look like eyeballs: Press one black or green olive slice into the top of an uncooked meatball. Make sure the olive is secure (I didn't push them into the meatball enough and a lot of them fell off while cooking). Place olive side up in sauce.
  • Cover the baking pan with foil and bake until meatballs are no longer pink and are firm to the touch, about 20 minutes.
  • Cook spaghetti noodles while the meatballs are baking.
  • Serve meatballs (eyeballs) over cooked spaghetti (otherwise known as brains!).
Happy Halloween!!

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