Halloween mince mice

Halloween mince mice

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About this recipe: Have some fun at dinnertime this halloween spaghetti bolognese! Easy to do and the kids still get something decent to eat before they get stuck into all the sweets.


Serves: 6 

  • For the bolognese sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 1 onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 courgette
  • 1 red or green pepper
  • 6 mushroms
  • jar of tomato pasta sauce
  • For the mice meatballs
  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • pinch mixed herbs
  • To decorate the mice
  • Frozen peas for the eyes
  • tinly sliced pieces of carrot for the ears
  • 250g spaghetti
  • Grated parmesan cheese, to serve

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. To make the mince: Heat the oil over medium heat; add beef mince and cook for 5 or 10 minutes, or until it begins to brown. Add diced onion, courgette, peppers and mushrooms. Cook for a further 5- 10 minutes, or until onions and peppers have softened. Pour in tomato pasta sauce, stir and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  3. To make the mice meatballs: mix the mince with the beaten egg and herbs. USe your hands to form mice shaped meatballs and place on an baking tray or roasting dish. Cook for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Boil the spaghetti according to the packet instructions; drain. Heat the peas and carrot slices in the microwave.
  5. Serve the spaghetti, topped with bolognese sauce and grated cheese. Position a mince mouse at the side of each plate using a piece of spaghetti for the tail, sliced carrots for the ears and peas for the eyes.

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