My Spooky Soiree – Second Course, Brains and Blood

October 15, 2011 No comments » [ssba]

The second course for my Spooky Soiree is a ghoulishly good batch of homemade turkey meatballs served with marinara sauce for dipping. I’ve coined these bad boys: “Brains and Blood” to go along with my super scary Halloween party theme. You can make the meatballs up to 2 days ahead of time. Let the party continue…

Second Course: Brains and Blood Meatballs paired with our 2008 Meritage


  • 1 package ground turkey
  • ½ cup almond meal
  • ½ cup whole wheat panko bread crumps
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 t dried basil
  • 1 t dried parsley
  • ½ t salt
  • ½ t pepper
  • 2 T Dijon mustard
  • 2 cups of prepared marinara sauce, for dipping
  • Toothpicks


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Grease a baking dish with olive oil while the oven is preheating
  • In a large bowl, mix all ingredients
  • Form into 2 inch round balls
  • Bake for 15 minutes and then turn over
  • Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until meatballs are crispy.
  • Serve using toothpicks alongside marinara sauce for dipping

Don’t fly away on your broomstick just yet, stay tuned for the next recipe: Bloody finger cake.

Sara Buzza

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