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Brain Spaghetti & Meatballs (Spaghetti Day / Trivia Day - Jan. 4!)

I love Trivia and I love Spaghetti! Inspired by Spaghetti Day and Trivia Day, I made Brain Spaghetti & Meatballs inspired by, to combine them, I made a dish inspired by "Meatball-Stuffed Brain Pasta" on the Food Network app! This was intended to be a Halloween inspired dinner, but who says you have to make it only one time of year? Spread the fun around. The key in their recipe was using udon in place of spaghetti (I think it still counts as spaghetti, haha! :) The udon is more malleable to make gyri!


I also made this in honor of my Mom, who is a retired neurologist. Haha! :) I made it before for her, but it was bigger than anatomic size. This is about the human anatomic size and it's in a tray like in the anatomy lab.

Spaghetti Day and Trivia Day!



What I used:

- ~1/4 packet of Udon

- 4 3-oz. Kroger meatballs (2 for each hemisphere)

- Prego tomato sauce

- String cheese

- Heinz Ketchup (Not shown -- I ran out of tomato sauce, but the squeeze bottle also works well for the detail to separate the two hemispheres)

I baked the meatballs in the oven at 375 degrees until they were pretty much cooked -- ~20 min.

I boiled the Udon. Then I drained it and covered it with tomato sauce. I mixed in pieces of string cheese.

I preheat oven to 350 degrees.

I arranged 2 meatballs on one hemisphere and 2 meatballs on the other hemisphere. Then I covered it with tomato pasta/cheese mixture to form the whole brain. I used gloves to sculpt the brain.

Then I put a piece of foil sprayed with cooking spray on the spaghetti brain to help the molded brain stay together. I put the cooking spray side touching the spaghetti -- to make it easier to remove.

Then I baked it for ~15 minutes to melt the cheese -- to help the spaghetti hold together.

Before putting a foil cover

Spaghetti and Meatballs Brain! Haha! :)

Give it a try! We are good at this!

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