Bloody Eyeballs with a Side of Worms

With Halloween upon us, we figured we should share one of our spookiest meals.   And who doesn’t love a big bowl of bloody eyeballs with a side of worms?  While this recipe looks rather frightening, it is a crowd pleaser recipe for both young and old ghouls.


Bloody Eyeballs with a Side of Worms


I developed this recipe for a client, a couple years ago, and we still enjoy serving it to unexpected little guests.  It is a fun recipe that you can even get the kids involved with making.  I took our favorite meatball recipe which is made with a combination of ground beef and pork.  I added an olive to create the eery eyeball.  The blood is a reduction of tomatoes, a little red wine (don’t worry the alcohol burns off and you will not have tipsy kids) to add depth to the color and some balsamic to add a bite of sweetness.  The slippery worms are merely fresh cooked pasta that has been tossed with a little olive oil.  Don’t forget to serve with a side of monster brains.



  1. I love this Denise. I wish my boys were still at home, because this would have thrilled them. xo Amy

  2. This is totally sick.

    And I mean that in the nicest of ways.

  3. ha ha ha ha I got this post in my inbox without photos and came right over to check them eyes out! Wow hysterical and kinda scary! But fabulous for a Halloween party – for kids big and small! And yummy (can I say that?). Love!!!

  4. This looks incredibly tasty with just the perfect touch of spooky!

  5. This is super cute! At a quick glance they actually looked quite real!!!

  6. Shelly says:

    I am going to try this just for fun. My grand kids will love it.

  7. I bet they love it! Have fun. :)

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