This is a fun Halloween dinner if you’re staying in tonight. I first made it around 6 years ago, when we used to decorate the flat and have people round and stay up until stupid o’clock.
I messed with a tested method tonight and it didn’t work out, aesthetically, as good, but taste wise it was ace.
You will need:
Meatballs (I used pre-made for convenience but of course you can make your own)
Cheese (I used blue stilton expecting veiny eyes, but last time cream cheese kept it’s state better)
The how to bit:
Pop your meatballs in a dish
Make an indent in each one (your thumb is a perfect size)
Shove some cheese into the thumb shaped hole
Slice some pitted olives into two and push each half into the cheese.
Pop in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes
Meanwhile, add the tagliatelle to boiling water.
Make a tomato sauce to taste (I used tomato puree, garlic and chilli)
Drain the spaghetti and stir in the “bloody” sauce
Serve onto plates and top with the eyeballs
As I said it looked better last time – I used cream cheese which didn’t melt as much so there was still more of the look of the eyeball. But that’s ok because, y’know, blue cheese!
The olives / tomato / pasta / cheese combo is a beaut; Halloween or not.
Do you have any fun halloween foods planned?
Thanks, as always, for reading! x