Funny Face Turkey Meatballs and Spaghetti

Turkey Meatballs & Spaghetti Funny Faces

Published On June 26, 2013 | By Christa Schueler | Cafe Mom, Family, Food, Just For Dads, Recipes

Make Funny Face Turkey Meatballs & Spaghetti for Your Picky Eaters

“Mom, I don’t want that on my plate!” “Eww, that looks disgusting.  I won’t eat that!”  Sound familiar?  Well, it’s typical to hear those complaints in my home and believe me, it gets tiresome.  Yesterday, Recess shared two great recipes perfect for picky eaters and today we have another fabulous one courtesy of the Organized Cook.  Sometimes, children put too much focus on appearance when it comes to food so why not make their meal look adorably irresistible?  It’s worth a try, right?  Check out this great recipe for what I like to call Funny Face Turkey Meatballs & Spaghetti.  Your kids will love it (and maybe have a good laugh too).

Eat Picky Eaters

Funny Face Turkey Meatballs & Spaghetti


  • Ground turkey- 1lb
  • Seasoned breadcrumbs- ½ cup
  • Eggs- 1
  • Seasoned salt
  • Cooking spray
  • Spaghetti – 1 package
  • Spaghetti sauce- 1 jar of your favorite
  • Black Olives (sliced)
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Parmesan Cheese


  1. In large mixing bowl combine turkey, breadcrumbs, eggs and salt to taste; mix well
  2. Heat a few tablespoons oil in a large non-stick frying pan
  3. Hand-form small meatballs and place in pan to cook, turning gently with a spoon, until all sides are brown and cooked thoroughly, approximately 12 minutes
  4. Prepare spaghetti according to package directions
  5. Once pasta is cooked, drain pasta reserving about ¼ cup of cooking water in the pan; return to warm pan and water; toss
  6. Pour sauce over spaghetti and meatballs
  7. To make funny face, place two meatballs over pasta and add a sliced olive on each meatball (for eyes) and place cherry tomato under meatballs (for nose); sprinkle Parmesan cheese in shape of mouth under the tomato (for smile)
  8. Prepare for lots of giggles

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About The Author

UNLV graduate, wife, mother of three, blogger and aspiring novelist, Christa Schueler brings her writing, editing and research skills to Recess. As an advocate for education and health reform and a 25 year Las Vegas resident, Christa understands the need for providing a platform and a "voice" for women in Southern Nevada. Despite Las Vegas being one of the fastest growing cities in the country, Christa has seen continual lack of community connection and strives to change that. Now, she's joined the sandbox revolution!

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