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A Spooky Spaghetti Mummy on top of a black plate and stack of orange napkins with plastic spiders scattered around for decoration.
Spooky Spaghetti Mummies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
These spaghetti mummies are scary delicious! Pasta is swirled in a creamy sauce and topped with mini pork meatball eyes in this Halloween-inspired dish.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spaghetti mummies
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 816 kcal
Mini Pork Meatballs
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp whole milk
  • 1/4 cup panko or regular breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp fennel seeds, slightly crushed
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
Creamy White Wine Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 cup shallots, minced (about 2)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp AP flour
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • dash of black pepper
  • dash of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup reserved pasta water (plus a little more if needed)
To Make the Mummies
  • 1 lb spaghetti, cooked according to package directions
Mini Pork Meatballs
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine. Take care not to overmix or the meatballs will become tough.
  3. Roll out teaspoon-size meatballs and place on prepared pan. Bake for 20-25 mins, until cooked through and browned.
Creamy White Wine Sauce
  1. Melt butter in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic and cook until softened, about 3-4 mins.

  2. Stir in flour and cook for 1-2 mins. Slowly pour in the white wine and continue to cook until wine is reduced by half, about 3-4 mins.
  3. Add cream, parmesan, seasonings, and 1/2 cup reserved pasta water. Stir and cook 3-5 mins until sauce reduces slightly and begins to thicken.

  4. Add in meatballs and spaghetti and toss to coat. Thin with additional pasta water as needed.
Make the Mummies
  1. Using tongs or a large fork, twirl spaghetti into a mound and place on a plate. Place two meatballs on top as eyes, then top with a smaller swirl of pasta. You'll likely have extra meatballs to enjoy. Try tucking them inside the mummy for a little surprise!

Recipe Notes
  • Keep the meatballs round and uniform in size so they resemble "eyeballs".
  • Keep an eye on the meatballs as they bake. Because they are small, they could dry out if they're overcooked.
  • Keep extra pasta water on hand for thinning the sauce. The starch from the pasta helps to create a velvety, creamy sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Spooky Spaghetti Mummies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 816 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 21g131%
Cholesterol 161mg54%
Sodium 1419mg62%
Potassium 526mg15%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 895IU18%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 286mg29%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.