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Menacing Meatball Eyes

Give 'em the googley eyes with frozen meatballs dressed up with cheese, olives, and squiggles of ketchup.

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 36
 

Ingredients

36
frozen cooked meatballs, 1 inch (from 16-oz bag)
18
fresh ciliegini mozzarella cheese (cherry-size) balls, halved
1/3
cup sliced ripe olives
3/4
cup ketchup
36
toothpicks

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with sides with foil. Place meatballs on cookie sheet.
  • 2 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until hot. Place 1 halved cheese ball, cut side down, on each meatball to look like white of eye; place olive slice in center to look like pupil of eye. Poke toothpick in center of each to hold in place.
  • 3 Bake 1 to 2 minutes longer or until cheese is slightly softened. Serve with ketchup for dipping.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with sides with foil. Place meatballs on cookie sheet.
  • 2 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until hot. Place 1 halved cheese ball, cut side down, on each meatball to look like white of eye; place olive slice in center to look like pupil of eye. Poke toothpick in center of each to hold in place.
  • 3 Bake 1 to 2 minutes longer or until cheese is slightly softened. Serve with ketchup for dipping.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

If the mozzarella balls are not completely round, slice in half on the longer side to make an almond-shaped eye.

Meatballs come in different flavors. Experiment to find your favorite.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
40
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
130mg
130%;
Total Carbohydrate
2g
2%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.