Need a fun Halloween idea that your goblins will gobble up? This easy Eyeball Pasta is a cute and delicious dinner that your family will love and the best part is that it’s easy to make!

Eyeball Pasta in a white bowl

Last year I made Meatball Mummies for Halloween.. they were the cutest thing ever!

I kept thinking about those edible eyeballs and how I could use them again.  They were cute, easy and contained cheese… and I’m kind of fanatical about cheese!!  Well what goes along with cheese better than pasta?  (Maybe wine but I’d feel awkward giving that to the kids before trick or treating).

The “how to” below uses string cheese and various sized straws to make “eyeballs”.  Spinach pasta is naturally green making it the perfect way to serve up this spooky dinner.  If you’d like your pasta a little brighter you can add a few drops of green food coloring to the water while it’s boiling.

how to make eyeball shapes out of cheese and olives

I used mozzarella and olives but you can use whatever you want to make them!  For the whites any white cheese or even hearts of palm or peeled zucchini works perfectly!  For the eyeballs, use zucchini, eggplant, cucumber or any other dark colored veggie!  Fun right?!

Overhead shot of Eyeball Pasta in a white bowl


Items You’ll Need For This Recipe

* Spinach Pasta * String Cheese * Black Olives *

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Eyeball Pasta (Halloween Dinner Idea)

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 1 serving
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Note: There are no amounts in this recipe as it can be prepared in any amount.

  • spinach pasta any shape
  • pasta sauce your favorite from a jar or homemade


  • string cheese approx ½ per person
  • black olives or dark skinned veggies like zucchini


  • Slice string cheese about ¼″ thick. Cut the olives in half lengthwise.
  • Using the straws cut circles out of the cheese discs, using the same straw, cut pieces out of the olives. Place the olive pieces in the cheese pieces to make eyeballs.
  • Cook pasta according to directions. Top with a serving of pasta sauce and add eyeballs on top.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 330 | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 811mg | Potassium: 336mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 337IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Pasta
Cuisine American

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  1. This is such a unique and interesting dish!! I thought it was candy at first until I realised it was cheese and olives, how very clever of you!!5 stars

  2. Love this idea! What a creative pasta for Halloween. Thank you for sharing the recipe! Bookmarked it and I will definitely try it this Halloween.

  3. Thanks for this awesome inspiration! Made this for dinner tonight (Halloween 2016!). Used cheese gnocchi for eyes/with olives and olive pasta.

  4. SO CUTE!!!!! This would be perfect with my eyeball soup! Hello most fun Halloween meal ever! <3