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Spaghetti and Eyeballs Recipe

A classic pasta recipe that’s been given a makeover for Halloween, this Spaghetti and Eyeballs recipe is a must-make! Spaghetti is tossed in colorful food dye and served with spaghetti sauce and eyeballs made out of mozzarella cheese and black olives.

Spaghetti and Eyeballs on a plate

It’s a spooky dinner the whole family will enjoy!

While Spaghetti and Eyeballs are traditionally served as a Halloween dinner, this particular recipe is so fun, your kids will want to eat this dinner all the time!

This Spaghetti and Eyeballs recipe is so darn good you won’t want to cook them any other way.

In about 30 minutes, you’ll have colorful strands of spaghetti, covered in tomato sauce with spooky cheesy eyeballs staring back!

HOW TO MAKE SPAGHETTI AND EYEBALLS

Spaghetti is cooked, then gently tossed in colorful food dye.

Balls of cheese are topped with tasty black olives to create spooky eyeballs.

Then spaghetti sauce is spooned over the spaghetti and the cheese olive eyeballs are added everywhere!

This is the ultimate scary fun Halloween dinner the whole family will enjoy!

Are you ready to get started?

You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.

Spaghetti & Eyeballs Recipe

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SPAGHETTI AND EYEBALL INGREDIENTS

Spaghetti & Eyeballs Recipe

This quick and easy Spaghetti and Eyeballs recipe uses everyday kitchen staples to create a delicious side dish your family will love.

All you need is:

  • spaghetti pasta noodles
  • spaghetti sauce
  • black jumbo olives
  • fresh marinated mozzarella 
  • purple and lime green food coloring

SPAGHETTI AND EYEBALL RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS

First, cook the spaghetti according to package directions.

Gently, strain and separate the cooked spaghetti into 2 bowls.

Add 20-25 drops of food coloring to each bowl of pasta and toss well.

Spaghetti & Eyeballs Recipe

After the coloring is mixed in, add some water (about ½ cup or so) and mix again, then drain.

This will get off some of the food coloring that did not soak into the pasta.

Mix both portions of pasta together and set aside.

Spaghetti & Eyeballs Recipe

Slice the olives in thirds or fourths depending on how large your olive is.

Spaghetti & Eyeballs Recipe

Place one slice on a ball of mozzarella then add a dot of pasta sauce inside the olive.

Spaghetti & Eyeballs Recipe

Serve pasta on a plate, add spaghetti sauce and place the eyeballs all around.

In about 30 minutes, you’ll have a spooky Halloween main dish that’s sure to become a new favorite!

Spaghetti and Eyeballs

SPAGHETTI AND EYEBALLS TIPS AND QUESTIONS

If you’ve never made Spaghetti and Eyeballs, don’t worry!

Below are some common questions and helpful tips.

Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have.

If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.

HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO COOK SPAGHETTI AND EYEBALLS?

This spaghetti recipe is so fast because you just need to cook the spaghetti and add the sauce and cheesy eyeballs.

This Spaghetti and Eyeballs recipe takes approximately 36 minutes. TOTAL.

This includes:

  • About 7 minutes to bring a pot of water to a boil
  • Close to 12 minutes to cook the pasta
  • Around 5 minutes to dye the noodles
  • 6 minutes to slice the olives
  • 3 minutes to assemble the eyeballs 
  • 3 minutes to toss the spaghetti in tomato sauce and add the eyeballs

HOW DO I KNOW WHEN THE SPAGHETTI IS DONE COOKING?

You can tell if spaghetti is done cooking by removing a strand from the pot, blowing on it to cool it, then eat it.

Spaghetti that is done will have a soft texture, but still a little springy.

It will not feel like hard noodles. 

Spaghetti and Eyeballs

CAN I USE GREEN OLIVES INSTEAD OF BLACK OLIVES?

Yes, you can use green olives instead of black olives in this Spaghetti and Eyeballs recipe.

The taste will be slightly different but you will still get a spooky eyeball look!

WHAT GOES WELL WITH SPAGHETTI AND EYEBALLS?

Spaghetti and Eyeballs go well with a wide variety of meals and sides.

Some of my personal favorites include:

  • Garlic Bread
  • Cesar Salad
  • Bread Sticks
  • Meatballs
  • Chicken Parmesan 

CAN I USE A DIFFERENT PASTA INSTEAD OF SPAGHETTI?

Yes, you can use any kind of pasta noodle in this recipe instead of spaghetti.

The steps will be pretty much the same.

As for the taste, however, in my opinion, spaghetti is the best!

WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS SPAGHETTI AND EYEBALL RECIPE?

This simple spaghetti and eyeballs recipe not only tastes great, but it’s also incredibly versatile.

Try adding a meat sauce or meatballs. YUM!

Spaghetti & Eyeballs Recipe

This fun recipe idea is perfect at any time of year but is usually best enjoyed during Halloween season.

Grab your favorite brand of spaghetti pasta, sauce, and olives along with some marinated mozzarella and purple and line food coloring to get this recipe started.

The perfectly fun dinner time idea for the entire family.

Some people use this recipe for their spooky Halloween party event because its’ fun to use as a recipe where guests put their hands in it to guess what they’re feeling.

You know those old Halloween parties that many people hosted back in the day when you had to stick your hands into something to guess what it was?

This is one of those fun recipe ideas you can use for that festive Halloween party or dinner at home.

How you use this recipe is entirely up to you, I know that you’ll enjoy making it as much as you enjoy eating this spaghetti and eyeballs.

SPAGHETTI AND EYEBALL RECIPE

Yield: 4

Spaghetti and Eyeballs

Spaghetti and Eyeballs

A classic pasta recipe that’s been given a makeover for Halloween, this Spaghetti and Eyeballs recipe is a must-make! Spaghetti is tossed in colorful food dye and served with spaghetti sauce and eyeballs made out of mozzarella cheese and black olives.

Prep Time 17 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 7 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Box Spaghetti
  • 1 24oz Jar Spaghetti Sauce
  • 1 Can Black Jumbo Olives
  • Fresh Marinated Mozzarella small rounds
  • Purple and Lime Green Food Coloring

Instructions

  1. Cook spaghetti according to packaged directions. Strain and separate into 2 bowls. Add 20-25 drops of food coloring to each bowl of pasta and toss well. (plastic gloves can be worn)
  2. After the coloring is mixed in, add some water (about ½ cup or so) and mix again, then drain. This will get off some of the food coloring that did not soak in to the pasta. Mix both pastas together and set aside
  3. Slice the olives in thirds or fourths depending how big your olive is. Place one slice on a ball of mozzarella then add a dot of pasta sauce inside the olive.
  4. Serve pasta on a plate, add spaghetti sauce and place the eyeballs all around.
  5. Enjoy your spooky Halloween dinner!!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 179Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 919mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 5gSugar: 10gProtein: 6g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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