a plate of meatball mummies with marinara

Meatball Mummies are a fun twist on the hot dog mummies we’ve all seen so many times!

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!  I used lean frozen meatballs but ANY type of meatball can be used for these!

A strand of spaghetti inserted into the meatballs stabilizes them enough so you can wrap them and then is easily removed before baking!  I added my own little Edible Eyeballs to these to make them extra adorable!  To ‘stick’ the eyeballs, you can use a little dab of mayo or ketchup. Depending on the size, some were a little bit “wedged” between the wrappings.  You can also just dot the eyes with mayo & mustard/ketchup if you don’t want to make eyeballs!

Make Edible Eyeballs 

closeup of meatball mummy with edible eyeballs

More Halloween tips & recipes 

Items You’ll Need For This Recipe

* Prepared Meatballs * Uncooked Spaghetti * Pizza Dough *

Follow Spend With Pennies on Pinterest for more great recipes!

Ingredients

1 roll of 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

Directions

  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut pizza dough into thin strips, approx. 1/4″ wide.

Getting ready to make meatball mummies

3.  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.

Wrapping up the Meatball Mummies
4.  Gently remove the spaghetti strand and place the meatball mummy on a parchment lined pan.
5.  Bake 19-23 minutes or until browned. Remove from oven, brush with melted butter and add in edible eyeballs.
6.  Serve with warm pasta sauce.

Meatball Mummies on a plate with marinara

a plate of meatball mummies with marinara
5 from 7 votes↑ Click stars to rate now!
Or to leave a comment, click here!

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

Ingredients  

  • 1 roll of 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

Instructions 

  • 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.
5 from 7 votes↑ Click stars to rate now!
Or to leave a comment, click here!

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

Like our recipes?
Follow us on Pinterest!

Follow us on Pinterest

More Recipes You’ll Love

green pasta with tomato sauce and cheese and olive eyeballs

Eye Ball Pasta

Cupcakes with a peppermint pattie spider and with pumpkins

Spider Cupcake Toppers

ghost bananas and orange pumpkins

8 Healthy Halloween Snack Ideas

Meatball Mummies with a title

Categories:

,

Recipes you'll love

About the author

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!
See more posts by Holly

Follow Holly on social media:

pinterest facebook twitter instagram

Free eBook!

Subscribe to receive weekly recipes and get a FREE Bonus e-book: Quick & Easy Weeknight Meals!

You can unsubscribe anytime by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of emails you receive.

latest & greatest

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating




Comments

  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?