I love Halloween! I love seeing all of the trick-or-treaters dressed up in their cute and “spooky” costumes. I love decorating the house. I love stealing Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups from my kids once they go to bed. Plus my youngest kids, Liam (Trick) and Carly (Treat) are twins and it just happens to be their birthday! Before I send out my little little ones for some Halloween fun I like to make them a easy warm meal (cause it is cold here in Wyoming on Halloween!) and so I created this fun recipe. I made it the other night for them and all of my goblins gobbled it up!
The “eyeballs” are just meatballs with a sliced olive pushed into them to look like eyeballs mixed into “bloody” spagehetti sauce. You can use whatever type of sauce you want. I used homemade spaghetti sauce that I made in the crock-pot on a different day. But you could totally use store bought sauce too.
- 3 Pounds Ground Turkey
- ½ Cup Seasoned Bread Crumbs
- 1 Egg
- ½ Teaspoon Dried Oregano
- ½ Teaspoon Dried Basil
- 1 (3.8 Oz.) Can Sliced Black Olives, Drained
- 2 Jars Spaghetti Sauce or equivalent of homemade sauce
- 1 Pound Spaghetti Pasta (or Linguine)
- In a large bowl mix the ground turkey, bread crumbs, egg and spices and mix with your hands until well combined.
- Form meat mixture into meatballs (I use a small cookie scoop to make uniform sized meatballs) and place on a cookie sheet.
- Press a sliced olive into the top of each meatball, making sure it is well “anchored” into the meatball.
- Pour enough sauce into the bottom of crock in crock-pot to cover the entire bottom.
- Place a layer of “eyeballs” in the bottom of crock-pot.
- Cover with another layer of sauce.
- Continue layering meatballs and sauce, making sure to end with sauce on the top layer. (In a 6 quart oval crock-pot this was just two layers of meatballs.
- Cover and cook on low 4-6 hours until meatballs are done.
- Cook pasta on the stove top according to package directions, drain and serve with “Eyeballs” and sauce.