You are going to love this Halloween Meatballs recipe! It’s an extremely simple recipe to make with only 4 ingredients required: meatballs, crescent dough, black olives, and cheese sticks! Who doesn’t want a fast and easy dinner on Halloween night?
I can almost guarantee your kids will be thrilled to eat such a fun and “spooky” dinner before heading out to collect their share of treats! When it comes to making fast and fun foods that your kids will actually want to eat, you can’t get better than this recipe! Are you looking for desserts for Halloween too? Check out our huge list of the best Halloween treats!
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Easy Halloween Meatballs Recipe
Are evenings a rush in your house? From sports to appointments to homework, evenings always seem too short in our home. Fast and simple weeknight dinner is one of the most important factors to me when I am looking at things to make. This is one of those dishes that you can serve with a simple vegetable and call it a quick meal!
Although some Halloween meals may seem more well-rounded or provide a greater shock value, this is one of the Halloween recipes that will get your kids fed, in their costumes, and out the door! You don’t have to be a creative genius or a wiz in the kitchen to make this for your next Halloween party, since everything is prepared and just needs to be assembled!
While I, for one, think this is one of the best dinner recipes out there, you may choose to serve it as a Halloween party food. Finger foods are ideal for gatherings since people can still mingle while having a Halloween appetizer. Deviled eggs are another of our favorite Halloween party food ideas. You can even dye them spooky colors, like black or green!
Italian Meatballs and a Piece of Dough
Yep, you read that right. The basis of these adorable mummy meatballs is just a meatball and some dough. Of course, there is a slight bit more to it than that, but not much!
Using crescent dough makes this a really foolproof recipe. There is no worrying about making your own dough the perfect consistency or whether it will rise correctly or not.
Another great invention…. frozen meatballs! It’s true, this might seem like a shortcut for some of you but for those busy mommas who are rushing home to get dinner on the table after work? Frozen meatballs make a recipe like this one that can actually happen on a weeknight!
You can, of course, make your own meatballs if you have the time and energy. As most of us are willing to admit, things made from scratch just have a tendency to taste the best. That being said, if you are lacking in the time, energy, or motivation department, no fear! I can assure you that this recipe will turn out DELICIOUSLY even with pre-made meatballs!
Halloween Meatballs Ingredients
As I mentioned previously, there are only 4 ingredients needed for this, making it one of the ultimate Halloween snacks or quick dinners! While our recipe calls for sliced black olives, don’t hesitate if you only have whole ones on hand! You can certainly make a few simple slices without much hassle.
1 bag of beef meatballs, pre-frozen or make your own. (If you make them, you’ll want 20-25)
1 can of crescent dough; cut into long strips – we love Pillsbury!
1 small can of sliced black olives or whole olives that you slice yourself
3 mozzarella cheese sticks, chopped up into small pieces
How to Make Halloween Meatballs
First, you’ll need to determine if you are making your own meatballs. If so, make those first and allow them to cool enough to be handled. Make sure that you make between 20 and 25 standard size meatballs! Now preheat your oven to 400 degrees F!
Next, you need to prep your crescent roll dough. Open your can and spread your dough out flat on a piece of parchment paper. Using a rolling pin, remove the lines from the dough. Next you will want to make a cut down the middle of your dough before slicing each half into very thin strips.
Take your frozen (or cooled) meatballs and in one hand and a strip of crescent dough in the other. Wrap the strip around the meatball, varying directions as you’d like. Place them on a baking sheet once they are wrapped. Continue this process until you have “mummified” all of your meatballs.
Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 12 minutes, or until dough is golden brown. While these are baking, take your chopped pieces of cheese and roll them into little pieces. Place each little piece in the center of the olive slices carefully.
Once your meatballs are finished baking, place your olive/cheese “eyes” on your meatballs. To get them to stick, use any condiment you want on your snack! Ketchup, marinara sauce, mustard, etc!
Your family is going to love these!
Trick or Treat…
If you throw together some broccoli or corn and maybe some banana slices with this, your kids are going to have all the energy they need to run through the neighborhood excitedly! One of my favorite things about this dish is how easily I can put leftovers in a ziploc bag or tupperware and toss them in the microwave for after school snacks!
That is, if leftovers are even a thing in your house. While we don’t have a huge family, we certainly have a hungry one! Since our 7 year old happens to be a budding football star, his appetite seems never-ending. We certainly don’t have leftovers often!
Other Must-See Halloween Tips
- 1 bag of frozen meatballs
- 1 can of crescent dough
- 1 small can of sliced black olives
- 3 cheese sticks, chopped
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Place parchment paper on a baking sheet. Open and unroll crescent dough.
- Roll over the top to press lines. Cut down the middle and then slice into very small lines.
- Take meatballs and wrap a strip of crescent dough around the meatball and place on baking sheet.
- Repeat process until all dough is gone and meatballs are covered.
- Bake for 12 minutes until dough is lightly golden brown.
- Take cheese and roll into tiny pieces and place into the center of the olives. Be careful not to break the olives. Place on meatball. To glue use pasta sauce, ketchup, or mustard.
Nutrition InformationYield 5 Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 223Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 42mgSodium 321mgCarbohydrates 19gNet Carbohydrates 18gFiber 1gSugar 5gProtein 8g