Surprise your family with these adorably tasty Meatball Mummies!

Cooked meatballs are wrapped in biscuit dough and transformed into this spooky delicious supper!

This recipe is an easy way to add a little fun into your dinnertime routine!

a plate of meatball mummies with marinara

Fun Twist on Dinner

  • Meatball Mummies are a fun twist on the hot dog mummies we’ve all seen so many times!
  • Made with two main ingredients and a little creativity these are so simple to prepare.
  • Not just for Halloween, these are fun to eat any time of the year!  These little guys are not only adorable.. they’re super easy to make!  
Getting ready to make meatball mummies


MeatballsI used lean frozen meatballs but ANY type of meatball can be used for these! You can even use leftover homemade turkey meatballs!

Biscuit Dough – premade biscuit dough makes this recipe quick and easy to prepare. Change it up and wrap the mummies in homemade pizza dough or premade crescent dough.

Dipping Sauce – Serve with your favorite dipping sauce! Try marinara or pizza sauce, or serve with ranch or even buffalo sauce for a spicy twist!

Decorations – Buy edible eyeballs or make your own with cheese and olives for the pupils.

Wrapping up the Meatball Mummies

How to Make Meatball Mummies

  1. Thread meatballs onto a strand of spaghetti, this stabilizes them enough so you can wrap them easily.
  2. Wrap with dough and remove the spaghetti strand.  
  3. Bake (as per recipe below), then add your eyeballs!

Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!

closeup of meatball mummy with edible eyeballs

Tips To Easily Add Eyeballs

To easily stick eyeballs onto your mummy use a dab of ketchup or mayo to hold them in place! Depending on the size, you can wedge them slightly between the wrappings for extra hold!

Or skip the edible eyeballs and just add dots with ketchup and mayo for an easy alternative!

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Meatball Mummies

Meatball Mummies are a fun twist on the hot dog mummies we’ve all seen so many times!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 mummies
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  • 1 roll prepared pizza Dough I used Pillsbury refrigerated pizza dough
  • 18 cooked meatballs homemade or frozen & defrosted
  • 6 strands raw spaghetti
  • 12 edible eyeballs
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter optional
  • pasta sauce for serving


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Cut pizza dough into thin strips, approx. ¼″ wide.
  • Thread 3 meatballs onto a strand of spaghetti (this just holds them in place). Begin wrapping dough around the meatballs stretching and criss-crossing until the meatballs are completely covered. Be sure to leave a little space open for the eyes.
  • Gently remove the spaghetti strand and place the meatball mummy on a parchment lined pan.
  • Bake 19-23 minutes or until browned. Remove from oven, brush with melted butter and add in edible eyeballs.
  • Serve with warm pasta sauce.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 291 | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 511mg | Potassium: 120mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 2.1mg

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

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American

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  1. I made these on Halloween, Kids and husband loved them, so I’m making again now! I used a straw to cut out cheese, from a square block, for the eyes and then used the straw to punch in holes in the meatballs for the cheese to sit in. Worked great. Thanks for the recipe :)

  2. Making these tonight for me my husband and 3 kids with chips a bolognese dip I can’t wait to try these I’m more excited than the kids and I’m 37 a child at heart Best way to be thank you for this fab idea

  3. I am making these for work for a Halloween themed potluck. Anyone have any ideas of how to keep these warm for a few hours before they get served without getting mushy? I was thinking maybe a crockpot with the lid off?