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Spaghetti & Bloody Monster-eye Meatballs!

Recipe By: Gusto Nero's Chef

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Prep time:10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Yields: 4 servings of spookiness!


250 Grams of Gusto Nero Spaghetti


For the Chicken Meatballs:

500 Grams of chicken fillets

1 Egg

1/2 Cup of plain breadcrumbs

2 Cloves of garlic, minced

1 Small onion

1 Teaspoon of dried or fresh oregano

1 Teaspoon of dried or fresh thyme

1 Teaspoon of ground paprika

1/2 Teaspoon of salt

1/2 Teaspoon of ground black pepper

2 Tablespoons of olive oil

Small mozzarella balls

Pitted and sliced black olives


For the Tomato Sauce:

2 Tablespoons of finely chopped onion

1 Clove of garlic, minced

1 Tablespoon of olive oil

1 Can of finely chopped tomato

1 Teaspoon of salt

1/2 Teaspoon of caster sugar

1/2 Teaspoon of dried basil

1/2 Teaspoon of ground black pepper

Gluten Free Halloween Pasta



Chicken Meatballs: 

With a swish of your wand, levitate all ingredients into the cauldron (yes, we mean the food processor), and pulse until well mixed.

Shape the chicken mixture into balls, each about the size of a Snitch (but don’t let them fly away, we’re not actually playing a game). If you’re not familiar with Quidditch, that’s about 3 tablespoons of chicken mixture each. You can also do this with an ice-cream scoop.

In a frying pan over medium heat, fry the chicken meatballs in olive oil. Keep turning them until they’re brown and cooked all around (this should take about 8 minutes), then dish them up and set aside.

Ah! You better let those eyeballs (did we say eyeballs?) meatballs rest until they’re cool enough to handle. Because then you’ll have to dig out a little round hole in each eyeball (meatball!), plop in a mozzarella ball and top it with a slice of the pitted black olive. And there you have your eyeballs!


Tomato Sauce: 

Get out a saucepan, turn the heat up to medium, then sauté the onion and the garlic in olive oil until your resident vampire starts gagging over the smell of cooked garlic. Once you’ve settled your score with Count Dracula, stir in the chopped tomatoes, salt, sugar, basil and ground black pepper. Turn the heat down to low and simmer for 20 minutes until the sauce is reduced; set aside once it’s done.



While your bloody potion is bubbling away, it’s time to cook the spaghetti!

In another saucepan, bring water to a simmer over medium heat. Add the spaghetti and cook for about 15 minutes. Summon your friendly ghost (not the poltergeist, and heaven forbid, never the ghoul!), to help get that piping hot spaghetti into the pasta strainer, and run it under cold water.


And Finally: 

Arrange the pasta in a serving dish, spoon the tomato sauce over the pasta, pop the chicken meatballs over the sauce, and it’s ready to go!

Assemble fellow hungry spirits, zombies, witches and wizard. Tonight we shall dine on Spaghetti & Bloody Monster-eye Meatballs!