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!

Meatball Mummies on a plate with marinara

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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


  • 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. A tip regarding the edible eyeballs….buy mozzarella string cheese and cut it into slices. Then poke a hole with a straw for the olives. Made the eyes tonight, mummies in the morning. Looking forward to seeing how they turn out!!!

    1. I used Pillsbury brand refrigerated pizza dough and cut it ¼” wide. I also tried to make sure that my bandages criss crossed as much as possible. Immediately after I wrapped them they went into the oven (no rising on the dough). Hope that helps.

  2. HUGE THANK YOU!!! My youngest can’t have hot dogs! What a great idea!! Going to do this on Halloween for sure!!!

  3. OMG!!! These are the cutest things ever. What a super clever way to make a spooky halloween treat. Great Idea!!

    Aubrie B. @ Waking Up Bagtas

    1. You can use a little dab of mayo or ketchup. Depending on the size, some were a little bit “wedged” between the wrappings.

  4. I see how to make the edible eyes BUT my question is, how do you get them to stay in place? and don’t they “melt” when placed on the hot meatballs?

    1. Great question, I will add this into the post! You can use a little dab of mayo or ketchup. Depending on the size, some were a little bit “wedged” between the wrappings. The meatballs cooled slightly before I added them so the cheese didn’t melt.

      1. Thank you so much for the speedy reply :-) I will be making these for an upcoming Halloween party! I love your site!! Thanks for all the great ideas!!!

  5. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your new Red Plate and your weekend!
    Miz Helen

  6. Delicious and cute, meatball mummies, love to try it for Halloween, Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning.

    1. I haven’t tried freezing them with dough on them so I can’t say for sure. You can definitely make the meatballs ahead and freeze them to make preparation quicker.

  7. Love your Mummies! Hope you are having a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. I am so making these for our trick-or-treating dinner this year. My littles will love them!

    I would love for you to share this post at my Show Me Saturdays (party starts at 7:00 am EST). My readers would love this!
    ~ Ashley

  9. Holly, these are something my son would love to make! Thanks for sharing:) Now to see how to make the edible eyeballs. How much fun!

      1. Holly…. what did you use to make the eyeballs? What you did is so much cuter than I think using ketchup or mustard would be. Can’t wait to make these!