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Spooky Baked Turkey Meatballs For Halloween

Creepy Spooky Baked Turkey Meatballs For Halloween
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These spooky meatballs for Halloween are made of ground turkey and other standard ingredients. Colored blue and decorated with pimento stuffed green olives and white cheese to make the creepy monster face! They taste delicious as a party appetizer or side dish as well as stuffed into a sub sandwich! Dip them in ranch dressing, marinara, blue cheese, and more.

Creepy Spooky Baked Turkey Meatballs For Halloween

Why You Will Love Spooky Meatballs For Halloween

  • Spooky turkey meatballs are unique and fun. They really stand out at Halloween parties. 
  • People appreciate the effort put into creating fun and memorable food!
  •  They are delicious and healthier than other meatballs because they’re backed and made with ground turkey!
  • The seasoning and breadcrumbs are versatile. 
  • This spooky meatballs for Halloween recipe is a conversation starter at parties and gatherings. 
  • Fun for kids and adults of all ages. 
  • Can be served as an appetizer or added to another dish like spaghetti or sub sandwiches. 
  • Bloodshot eyes, creepy mouths made of olives, and eerie design is easy to make and is sure to stand out on any party platter! 
Creepy Spooky Baked Turkey Meatballs For Halloween

When Is A Good Time To Serve Them?

  1. A Halloween Costume Party! They fit perfectly with the spooky ambiance. 
  2. Haunted House Gatherings with a food station or buffet. Guests can grab a bite while exploring the haunted house.
  3. A School or Classroom Party. Turkey are a tasty and nutritious snack for hungry students in the month of October. 
  4. Trick or treaters at a Neighborhood Block Party can snack on spooky meatballs for Halloween night! Prepare a buffet with various spooky treats, and turkey meatballs can be one of the featured dishes. 
  5. A Family Halloween Movie Night: If you’re planning a cozy night with your family for Halloween, watching scary movies, serving spooky turkey meatballs is the perfect meal idea. 
Creepy Spooky Baked Turkey Meatballs For Halloween

Baking Tips & Tricks 

  • The quality of your ingredients can greatly impact the final outcome! So use fresh and high-quality ingredients for best flavor and texture. 
  • Make sure to preheat your oven for even heat distribution and a tasty crispy crust. 
  • Baking is a science, and accurate measurements are crucial for successful results. Use a kitchen scale for more accurate weight measurements.
  • In recipes that call for ingredients like eggs, butter, or dairy, bringing them to room temperature before using them can make a difference in the texture and overall outcome.
  • Be cautious not to over or under mix!

What Ingredients Do You Need?

Ingredients for recipe
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Green or blue food coloring 
  • Pimento stuffed green olives 
  • White cheese squares 
  • Ketchup or sauce if your choice 


What Are The Instructions?

Creepy Spooky Baked Turkey Meatballs For Halloween
  1. Slice 5 olives into circles – each olive can make 4 portions 
  2. You can also slice them lengthwise to make a mouth. Slice little “teeth” into the inner edge
  3. Slice your cheese squares into triangles for eyes and smaller ones for teeth 
  4. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper, foil, or lightly grease it.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, onion, garlic, egg, dried oregano, salt, black pepper, and food coloring. Mix everything together gently but thoroughly, making sure all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  6. I used a large cookie dough scoop to portion my meatballs, and gloves to shape them (because the food coloring is messy) 
  7. Place the meatballs on the prepared baking sheet, spacing them a little apart so they have room to cook evenly.
  8. Once all the meatballs are formed and placed on the baking sheet, transfer it to the preheated oven.
  9. Bake the meatballs for about 20-25 minutes, or until they are cooked through and crispy on the outside. You can cut one open to make sure it’s fully cooked inside.
  10. Carefully place the cheese slices where you want them arranged to form mouths and eyes and let the meatballs rest in the oven so the cheese melts 
  11. Once they’re done, remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the meatballs cool for a few minutes.
  12. Use ketchup or sauce if your choice to attach the remaining olive face pieces – you can dip the olive in the sauce or use a paint brush to be more precise 
Recipe
Recipe

Spooky Baked Turkey Meatballs For Halloween

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The scariest meatballs for Halloween using ground turkey, olives, cheese, and more.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 16 Meatballs

Equipment

  • Large Cookie or Ice Cream Scoop
  • Baking Sheet Pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Green or blue food coloring
  • Pimento stuffed green olives
  • White cheese squares
  • Ketchup or sauce if your choice

Instructions
 

  • Slice 5 olives into circles – each olive can make 4 portions
  • You can also slice them lengthwise to make a mouth. Slice little “teeth” into the inner edge
  • Slice your cheese squares into triangles for eyes and smaller ones for teeth
  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper, foil, or lightly grease it.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, onion, garlic, egg, dried oregano, salt, black pepper, and food coloring. Mix everything together gently but thoroughly, making sure all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  • I used a large cookie dough scoop to portion my meatballs, and gloves to shape them (because the food coloring is messy)
  • Place the meatballs on the prepared baking sheet, spacing them a little apart so they have room to cook evenly.
  • Once all the meatballs are formed and placed on the baking sheet, transfer it to the preheated oven.
  • Bake the meatballs for about 20-25 minutes, or until they are cooked through and crispy on the outside. You can cut one open to make sure it’s fully cooked inside.
  • Carefully place the cheese slices where you want them arranged to form mouths and eyes and let the meatballs rest in the oven so the cheese melts
  • Once they’re done, remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the meatballs cool for a few minutes.
  • Use ketchup or sauce if your choice to attach the remaining olive face pieces – you can dip the olive in the sauce or use a paint brush to be more precise

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Keyword Halloween, meatballs, oven baked, Turkey

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How To Store My Spooky Halloween Meatballs? 

Make sure the meatballs rest to room temperature before storing, this usually takes an hour. Select an airtight container like glass or plastic with a tight fighting lid. You can also use resealable plastic bags. If you’re stacking the meatballs in a container, consider layering them with parchment paper or wax paper in between to prevent sticking.

Ensure there is some space between the meatballs so they don’t get squished. Baked turkey meatballs can typically be refrigerated for up to 3-4 days. Use the same container method and store spooky meatballs for Halloween up to 3 months in the freezer. 

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