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!
Items You’ll Need For This Recipe
* Prepared Meatballs * Uncooked Spaghetti * Pizza Dough *
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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
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut pizza dough into thin strips, approx. 1/4″ wide.
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.
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.
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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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!!!
EYES ARE DIFFICULT HOW TO MAKE THEM EASIER.
I have only made the eyes as written. You could also purchase candy eyes if you prefer.
How did you get your ‘bandages’ to be so defined. Mine kind of melted into one dough ball.
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.
My daughter and I made these tonight. We all LOVED them. What fun :)
<3 So glad you loved them!
HUGE THANK YOU!!! My youngest can’t have hot dogs! What a great idea!! Going to do this on Halloween for sure!!!
Awesome! Enjoy Cheryl! :)
OMG!!! These are the cutest things ever. What a super clever way to make a spooky halloween treat. Great Idea!!
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How do you stick the eyes into the mummies?
You can use a little dab of mayo or ketchup. Depending on the size, some were a little bit “wedged” between the wrappings.
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?
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.
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!!!
You’re so welcome Danielle!
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Delicious and cute, meatball mummies, love to try it for Halloween, Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning.
Can you make ahead and freeze?
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.
Love your Mummies! Hope you are having a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
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Oh, my gosh, these are absolutely adorable!
Thank you Karen!
What a cute idea!! I bet the kids love them!!
Thanks for sharing ;)
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!
I will make these for Halloween! Great Idea…..
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!
I hope your son enjoys them as much as mine did… (and he’s 18! ;) )
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!
The link for the eyeballs is in the post or you can view full details here. :)
My kids loved them, especially my daughter(she’s19)
I’m so glad they loved them Heather! :)
I can.t wait to make these. they are adorable.
Thank you! I will be making these for halloween dinner. So cute!
:) I hope your family enjoys them as much as mine did!
Thank u I am definitely going to make these….any really good meatball recipes?
These are the meatballs I usually like to make (without the cheese). :) https://www.spendwithpennies.com/mozzarella-stuffed-meatballs-in-homemade-tomato-sauce/