Spaghetti and "Oozing Eyeballs"

Monday, October 31, 2011

I just got this recipe in my email from Kraft Foods and thought it was soooo adorable for Halloween. I decided to make it for dinner! I have made meatloaf using stove top stuffing before and it turned out delicious so I knew this would be just as yummy. This is  very similar except the meat mixture is made into meatballs. The original recipe calls for olives but I didn't have any and I am not much of a fan of them anyways so I used jalapeno slices for the eyeballs. After the meatballs were done baking, I kept half of them out for dinner and froze the other half in a freezer Ziploc bag for another day. Enjoy this yummy dish and have a safe and Happy Halloween!!!


Spaghetti and "Oozing Eyeballs"

Ingredients:
2 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. (6 oz.) STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Chicken
1 cup water
2 eggs
1 jar (26 oz.) spaghetti sauce, divided
4 sticks KRAFT STRING-UMS String Cheese, cut into quarters
4 pitted large black olives, cut into 4 slices each
1 pkg. (1 lb.) spaghetti

Directions:
Heat oven to 375ºF.
Mix meat, stuffing mix, water, eggs and 1/4 cup spaghetti sauce. Shape into 16 (2-inch) meatballs. Insert 1 cheese piece into top of each meatball, with end of cheese piece just showing at top. Place on baking sheet. Top each with olive slice to resemble eyeball.

Bake 20 to 25 min. or until meatballs are done (160ºF). Meanwhile, cook spaghetti and heat remaining spaghetti sauce as directed on package and jar.

Drain spaghetti. Serve topped with meatballs and sauce.


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