Making this is SO much fun! Generally I will lay the little guy on a "bed" of mashed potatoes and drizzle some ketchup  around the eyes and mouth. Fun, delicious and such a great way to get the kids to eat good things! Of course, use your own meatloaf recipe, if you wish. I only included one for reference.


2 lbs. lean ground beef or turkey (the leftovers are GREAT!)

3/4 c. crushed saltines or bread crumbs

1/3 cup milk (this breaks down the meat and makes it supremely tender and NOT like hamburg in a ball)

1/4 c. ketchup

2 tablespoons mustard

2 eggs

1 cup finely shredded carrots

1/2 cup chopped fresh or canned mushrooms

one small onion finely chopped

garlic salt, to taste

salt and pepper, to taste


6-8 lasagna noodles, cooked

ketchup (optional), makes great blood

2 slices cheese, any kind

2 green or black olives


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. Mix all meatloaf ingredients well in a large bowl. Press into a glass bowl (make sure it's ok for the oven) and bake for 60 minutes or until center is done.

When completely cooked, Drain any fat off the meatloaf and turn onto a serving pan. Spread with a thin layer of ketchup, if desired. Cut cheese slices into circles and place on meatloaf as the "eyes".

Cut the cooked lasagna noodles in half then trim the edges so the "scallops" are cut off. Place them randomly across the meatloaf, cutting of extra and using it to fill in spaces. This is a great job for the kids, you want the bandages to look "messy"!:)

Add two olives for eyes and serve!