The eyeballs are in fact turkey mince, mozzarella and pesto sauce, which works deliciously well with the spaghetti "worms". Serve this gory-looking dish to your guests for a dinner that they won't forget in a hurry!
- 500g minced turkey
- 3 tablespoons pesto sauce
- 25g fresh white breadcrumbs
- 1 egg, beaten
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 50g Mozzarella cheese, from a block, cut into thin sticks
- 350g jar Newman’s Own Basilico sauce
- 4 extra large pitted black olives, sliced into 12
- 300g dried spaghetti
Method1 Preheat the oven to 180C/gas mark 4. Place the minced turkey in a mixing bowl with pesto sauce, breadcrumbs and egg.
2 Season and mix until all the ingredients are combined, then shape in to 12 meatballs and place on a non-stick baking tray.
3 Make a hole through the centre of each meatball with the handle of a teaspoon, but not all the way through. Drizzle in a little of the Basilico sauce then poke a mozzarella stick into each, so just poking out the top. Top each with a slice of olive.
4 Bake for 20-25 minutes until cooked through and the cheese has melted and is oozing.
5 Meanwhile bring a large saucepan of slightly salted water to the boil and add the spaghetti, cook for 8-10 minutes or according to packet instructions and drain well. Return to the pan to keep warm.
6 Place the remaining sauce in a small pan, heat gently until hot, then pour over the spaghetti and toss well.
7 Divide the spaghetti worms between 4 bowls and top each with the oozing meatball eyes. Serve immediately.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Nutrition InformationServes 4-6
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