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Eyeball Pasta

Easy Halloween Recipes

10/28/2020, noon

Eyeball Pasta SERVINGS: 4 / TOTAL TIME: 40 MINS

INGREDIENTS:

1 lb. ground beef

1/2 medium onion, finely chopped

1/4 c. Panko bread crumbs

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

1 large egg, beaten

Kosher salt & ground black pepper

1 lb. spaghetti

1 1/2 c. marinara, warmed

Ciliegine, cut into rounds

Black olives, sliced crosswise into rounds

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 400° and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment.

  2. In a large bowl, add beef, onion, Panko, garlic, parsley, and egg. Season generously with salt and pepper. Mix ingredients together with a rubber spatula or your hands until well combined, then shape into 1” balls. Place onto baking sheet.

  3. Bake until meatballs for 13 minutes, then to each meatball, add a piece of cheese and olive to create “eyeballs.” Bake until cheese is melty, 2 minutes more.

  4. Meanwhile, in a large pot of salted, boiling water, cook spaghetti according to package directions until al dente. Drain and transfer to platter.

  5. Pour warm marinara sauce over spaghetti, then scatter with meatballs.

By RIAN HANDLER / PHOTO CREDIT: KAT WIRSING