Delicious meatball mummies, a spooky Halloween appetizer or fun dinner for the kids. Perfectly seasoned ground meat wrapped in strips of crescent dough, baked to golden perfection.
Whether you are looking for a cute Halloween dinner for the kids at home or looking for an appetizer for a Halloween party, these mummy meatballs are the perfect choice. Something so simple to make, but will get oohs and ahhs from everyone from the littlest ones to all the adults, everyone is going to love these Halloween meatballs. Serve with a side of marinara for dipping.
What You’ll Need
- Meatballs: The meatballs are made from lean ground beef, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, an egg and seasoned with Italian seasoning, minced dried onion, garlic powder
- Crescent roll dough- The crescent dough is used to wrap around the meatballs to make the mummy.
- Edible eyeballs
- Marinara– This is for dipping your Meatball Mummies in.
How to Make Meatball Mummies
These are so simple to make and also delicious!
Make the Meatballs: Mix the ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Separate the meat into 8 equal portions. Roll into a log shape. Then bake or pan-fry the meat. Set the cooked meat on a paper towel-lined plate to cool slightly.
Making the Mummy: While the meat is cooling, slice the crescent roll into long strips. Wrap the meatballs with the dough strips, criss-crossing, leaving space for the eyes. Place on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake until golden brown. Remove from the oven.
Use warm marinara sauce to stick the eyes in place. Serve with additional sauce for dipping.
Tips and Tricks for Making Meatball Mummies
- Store leftovers in the fridge for 2 days. To reheat the meatball mummies, place in the oven until heated through. You can also reheat in the microwave but the crescent roll might be soft and feel soggy.
- Want to swap the meat? If you do not like to use ground beef, you can use any type of ground meat you prefer. You can use ground pork, chicken, turkey, veal, lamb or any combination you prefer. You can even make these vegetarian by using premade meatless meatballs. In that case, you will use the dough to hold two meat balls together. Because of the crescent roll dough, it will not be vegan, however.
- Use a sharp pizza cutter when cutting the thin strips to make cutting the crescent dough easier.
- If you do not have crescent dough or do not like it, you can also use pizza dough.
- Add mozzarella string cheese to the meatballs for an added twist.
- If you have a favorite meatball recipe, with your favorite seasoning, you can change the seasoning to your preferences.
- Don’t like candy eyes, you can swap the candy for diced-up olives for eyes.
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- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a mixing bowl combine your ground beef, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, egg, italian seasoning, minced dried onion and garlic powder.
- Once fully combined separate the meat into 8 equal portions.
- Roll the portions into a log shape.
- You can either bake or pan fry the meat. They will cook a bit later too so they do not need to be cooked all the way through. I cook them on the stove in a medium skillet over medium heat for about 10 minutes, flipping once or twice. But you can just pop them in the preheated oven for about 12 minutes.
- Set the cooked meat on a paper towel lined plate to cool slightly.
- Meanwhile slice your crescent rolls into long strips.
- Start wrapping your meatball mummys with the dough strips leaving out a little space for the eyes.
- Place on a parchment lined baking.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until the dough is golden.
- Remove from the oven.
- Using marinara sauce stick the eye onto the face while they are still warm.
- Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.