Spaghetti and Eyeballs Meatballs

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  • Spaghetti, cooked according to package directions
  • bottled spaghetti sauce or homemade marinara sauce
  • grated parmesan cheese
  • sliced black olives and cheese for garnish, I used mozzarella

For the Chicken Meatballs Eyeballs

  • 500g ground chicken
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp dried or fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp dried or powdered oregano
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper
  • oil for frying


  1. Make the Chicken Meatballs: In a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients together by hand except the oil. Form them into 11/2 inch balls and set them on a plate.
  2. Heat a large non-stick frying pan with about 2 tbsp of olive oil and fry the meatballs in two batches until golden on all sides.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  4. Place your meatballs in a baking pan and pour over your marinara sauce. Bake for an additional 5 minutes to let your meatballs cook through.
  5. Remove baking pan from the oven and place a 1/2 inch piece of cheese on top of the eyeball and a slice of black olive to resemble an eyeball. Put it back in the oven for about 30 secs. just to melt the cheese.
  6. Top over your spaghetti or rice or make into a sandwich.
  7. Don’t forget to sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese before serving