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Serve up some fun with these spooky and creative Halloween Dinner Ideas, and the kids will be squealing with delight! Serve these Halloween recipes up at a Halloween party, or find some simple spooky dinner recipes for a quick and easy fun meal before you head out to trick-or-treat.
What do you eat for Halloween? Besides candy, that is! We love keeping our dinners in the theme of the night with kooky and easy Halloween food ideas. If you are looking for a fun drink to serve, try my free printable Halloween soda labels! End your dinner with any of these frightfully good Halloween cupcakes.
Halloween Dinner Recipe Ideas
There are so many creative Halloween themed dinner ideas I couldn’t wait to share some of my favorites. You will have everything you need to surprise your kids with a spooky treat and host an amazing Halloween dinner party!
If your kids are like mine, they get so excited about trick or treating and all that candy coming their way, it’s hard to get them to eat a good dinner beforehand. These Halloween main dishes are perfect ways to work in nutritious meals. Best of all, they are easy to put together and most use ingredients you already have on hand!
Spooky Halloween Dinner Ideas
This will steal the show and it is a quick and simple meal! Just a little black food paste colorant turns these spaghetti noodles a vibrant black and makes for a very spooky dish. The sauce can be made with ground beef, sausage, or vegetarian. Green olives that look eerily like eyeballs top off the dish perfectly!
Halloween Spaghetti by 36th Avenue
Use green spinach pasta to whip up some wickedly good fun! I love that the eyes are made with string cheese and black olives (two of my kids’ favorite things). What a delicious Halloween dinner idea! What kid doesn’t love a wild and spooky pasta?
Eyeball Pasta by Spend with Pennies
Skull Shaped Bread in Tomato Basil Soup
Using Wilton’s 3D mini skull pan, you can create these spooky (and yummy) skeleton heads. They float perfectly in this delicious tomato basil soup (this is the best tomato soup recipe)—although you could call it a bowl of blood if you’re feeling ornery! Great for Halloween parties!
Tomato Basil Soup with Skull Shaped Bread by Skip to my Lou
More Ideas for a Cool Halloween Dinner
The meatball mummies are easy, and a nice twist on the common hot dog wrapped treat. They are great finger food and use a roll of pizza dough, so you can whip them up quickly for a class party or fun snack for the kids. This one for sure is a crowd-pleasing DIY Halloween dinner idea.
Meatball Mummies by Spend with Pennies
Halloween Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet potatoes make a great jack-o-lantern treat. Their orange color makes them the perfect little Halloween treat, and with these not-so-scary, cute shapes — the kids won’t even realize they’re eating something healthy, especially when you tell them you are serving up some fries.
Halloween Sweet Potato Fries by Tablespoon
Spooky Shepherd’s Pie
This spooky shepherd’s pie will provide a nice hearty meal on Halloween that will fill the bellies of hungry little goblins. And, who doesn’t love a pile of mashed potatoes shaped like a cute little ghost! The peas for little eyes work so perfectly too!
Spooky Shepherds Pie by The Girl Who Ate Everything
Seven layer spider web nachos
Seven-layer dips are always a crowd-pleaser at any gathering. The Mexican-inspired salad, guacamole, and sour crème make a spooky spider web that your guests will enjoy dipping into. This is perfect for snacking on while you are handing out candy or bringing to the neighborhood Halloween party.
Seven Layer Nachos by Sandy Toes and Popsicles
Green Chili and Ghosts with Chicken Soup
Still, need more Halloween dinner ideas? Simple ghosts are the perfect touch to this meal. This hearty chicken soup cooks in the slow cooker so that you have more time to be making sure costumes and decorations are all looking great. The ghosts can easily be made with a cookie cutter and tortillas or puff pastry and definitely make the meal fun and spooky!
Green Chili with Chicken Soup from MyRecipes.
Bloody finger hot dogs recipe
Become the life of the Halloween party with these bloody finger hot dogs. They are so gross and yet so amazing, all at the same time! You’ll love how easy they are to make.
Vegan Butternut Squash Risotto
Looking for a healthy recipe for this Halloween? With a beautiful blend of spices, this Vegan Butternut Squash Risotto is guaranteed to be a hit! A really exciting and festive recipe.
Halloween Jalapeño Mummies
Warning: This recipe is just for people who like spicy foods! These savory stuffed jalapeño popper mummies are the perfect Halloween party appetizer for your get-together!
The Puking Pumpkin
Here’s a recipe that both kids and adults will get a giggle from! Make this puking pumpkin to serve your most delicious guacamole in a different way that is perfect for Halloween.
Mini Halloween Mummy Meatloaves
I love making these mini mummy meatloves as appetizers for my Halloween celebrations using mini muffin tins. With only 20 mins for prep and 35 mins for cooking, you can have a main course that is both delicious and spooktacular.
Make these monstrous wraps come to life with sliced Cheddar, olives, and cornichon pickles! Use your favorite sandwich filling. These are perfect for the kid’s lunch or at home before trick or treating.
Meatball-Stuffed Pasta Brain
Ok, this meatball-stuffed pasta brain might be a bit too scary for the youngest kids, but older kids and adults will have so much fun eating and poking at this meal. It’s the ultimate Halloween gross-out!
Caramelised squash & spinach lasagne
Here is another great Halloween appetizer using that 3D skull baking pan. Stuff some pizza ingredients into pizza dough and bake into skulls. This spooky finger food will be a big hit with kids, adults, and even teenagers.
Halloween Meatball Eyes
Make these creepy Halloween meatball eyes – they are perfect for the costume party! They’re easy to prepare and will be a success at your next Halloween party.
Turkey Meatballs and Black Bean Pasta
These turkey meatballs and black bean pasta are full of warming Mexican flavors. Add sliced olives to transform the meatballs into eyeballs for a perfect Halloween dinner idea!
Pizza Stuffed Skulls
Pizza Stuffed Skulls by Hungry Happenings
pizza ghost bagels
Grilled Cheese Jack-o-Lanterns
Turn ordinary meatballs into scary works of art by making them look like monster eyeballs. All you need is some mozzarella and black olives. Add to your favorite pasta sauce for a tasty and slightly scary meal.
Shredded Chicken & Rice Stuffed Bell Peppers
These shredded chicken and rice stuffed peppers are made in the crockpot or slow cooker and are an easy and fun meal when you carve your peppers for Halloween!
Carrot Rice Jack O’ Lanterns
Aren’t these carrot rice jack-o-lantern just too adorable to eat? Let the kids be involved in making some fun yet healthy snacks this year. They take little time to make and are a great choice for picky eaters.
Halloween Witch Hat Calzones
These Halloween witch hat calzones are a delicious appetizer or side dish for your Halloween menu. They are so easy to make that kids can help too, and you probably already have the main ingredients at home.
Creepy Witches Finger Halloween Treat
Use frozen mozzarella sticks and pumpkin seeds to create tasty witch fingers. Make a dipping sauce to complete the recipe – I recommend blood-red marinara sauce.
Bats and Cobwebs Baked Pasta Recipe
This recipe isn’t creepy at all but invites children to use their imagination to transform baked pasta into bats and cobwebs.
Witches’ Brew Soup
Kids might not want to try this spinach soup unless you let them be part of the fun! So let them make up pretend spells while you stir the pot, and then they’ll definitely want to eat it.
Eyeball Soup with Bugs
This soup with bugs is meant to be creepy and gross, and like most Halloween have rather unappetizing names, it couldn’t be the exception. Let’s make an eyeball soup with bugs!
Swamp Pasta Pesto with Severed Fingers
Make your typical pasta pesto with a fun twist: swamp sauce and severed fingers! It’s so delish that even the pickiest eaters will love having plate after plate.
Halloween Spider Pizza
Get your favorite pizza and have your kids decorate it with olives and pepperoni to create a Halloween spider pizza. It’s super easy and so much fun for the kids to make themselves.
Monster Spaghetti Halloween Recipe
The best part about this monster spaghetti recipe is that you can make them in your kid’s favorite colors: blue, purple, pink, red, whatever color. As long as you have gel food coloring, you’re ready to make this delicious Halloween recipe.
Beef Stew with Ghoulish Mashed Potatoes
Kids of all ages will be delighted with the spooky twist on this hearty beef stew: add rich mashed potato ghosts onto each bowlful to make it a Halloween theme.
Dirt and worms a quick Halloween treat
I love making this recipe when I don’t have time to prepare something more complex for a Halloween party. The best thing is that kids can help prepare this dirt and worms Halloween treat so they can have fun being part of the process too.
Spooky Graveyard Dip
Make a haunted graveyard taco salad dip that is easy, healthy, and soooo tasty. Kids will love helping write RIP on each corn cracker using a black gel pen.
Poison Toffee Apples for Halloween
These black Poison candy coffee apples are the ultimate wickedly sinister Halloween treat and will make an excellent centerpiece. I love spooky fun dishes like this!
Creepy Eye Pies
These creepy eye pies are easier to make than you’d think and are sooo delicious. It’s one of my favorite fun Halloween recipes because they just look so cool.
Graveyard Chocolate Cheesecake dip
This Halloween graveyard chocolate cheesecake dip is an easy, no-bake Halloween dessert that is kid-friendly, a little bit spooky and a whole lot of fun to decorate!
Scary Peanut Butter Spider Cookies
Make these peanut butter spider cookies in one hour. They are irresistible bites that both kids and adults will love.
Chocolate chip cookies sandwich with icing and marshmallow… Doesn’t it just sound delicious? You can use store-bought ingredients or make things from scratch to create these vampire cookies!
Halloween Cheesecake Bars
Want to get the kids involved with the dinner party? Make these Halloween cheesecake bars and let them decorate with their favorite Halloween candy.
Chocolate Pumpkin Cake
Who doesn’t love a good chocolate pumpkin cake? This recipe takes less than one hour to make and makes 14 delicious cake slices ready to wow your guests.
Peanut butter and Reese’s cup spider cookies
These spider cookies are chewy peanut butter cookies with a Reese’s peanut butter cup on top, chocolate legs, and googly eyes! So cute.
These lovely jack-o-lantern cupcakes are so easy and quick to make as they use a box of chocolate cake mix and prepared chocolate frosting, cutting the preparation time in half!
Ghostly Mini Cheesecake Bites Recipe
These ghostly mini cheesecake bites are made with only four ingredients, making them easy to make in a matter of minutes. They’re sure to be a hit with everyone!
Halloween Party Eye of Newt Pretzels
These easy-to-make Halloween Party Eye of Newt Pretzels are so cute! Although the name sounds scary, the festive colors lighten them up and make them loads of fun.
GraveYard Dirt Cake Cups Recipes
These graveyard dirt cake cups will be the perfect addition to your party table or as a fun treat for the kids. The best part? No baking is needed!
Mummy Halloween Brownies
White chocolate and brownie are a great combination for these mummy Halloween brownies. In less than five steps, you can make your own, too – in fact, you can have the kids help in the making too.
Jack Skellington Pull Apart Cupcakes
Make these Nightmare Before Christmas-inspired cupcakes: a must for fans of the classic film! It looks like a cake, but is actually a lot of individual cupcakes!
Halloween Pumpkin Brownies
Pumpkin is the best ingredient for a great fall dessert, and these luscious, quick and easy Halloween Pumpkin Brownies start with a boxed brownie mix, so they come together in a flash. Add your favorite Fall toppings and enjoy!
Halloween Cake Pops
These spooky cake pops are especially simple to make, and you can choose from different decorating ideas: ghosts, mummies, or little monsters!
Jack O’ Lantern Pumpkin Hand Pies
These jack o’ lantern pumpkin hand pies are a fun, kid-friendly Halloween dessert. Easy as pie! Don’t they just look so delicious?
Peanut Butter Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats
These pumpkin Rice Krispie treats are the perfect Halloween snacks for a party. They are one of the most fun Halloween dinner ideas and a great way to bring some fun and festivity to any event.
Halloween Drink Ideas
Looking for Halloween drinks? Take a look at these!
Shrunken Skull Cocktail
Make some creepy cocktails using a skull mug. Here you’ll learn to make a Shrunken skull cocktail, and other Halloween cocktails!
Creepy Crawler Halloween Punch
This Halloween punch is a tasty and creepy drink that looks like bubbly toxic waste with slimy worms crawling out of it. Simple yet tasty!
Now you have all the Halloween food ideas, don’t forget the Halloween decorations for your party. You can make these 10 cheap Halloween decorations, or here are some additional DIY Halloween decorations to make your home festive. Welcome guests with a porch of pumpkins.
- Pumpkin Carving Ideas
- Pumpkin Carving Tips and Tricks
- Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils
- Halloween Party Games
- Halloween Activity for kids
I hope these Halloween dinner ideas help you to have a little fun this Halloween!
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I need to make something every night in Oct, just so I can make them all!! There are so many fun & yummy ideas!! Halloween recipes are the best!
Allyson Zea says
Saving all of these for halloween! Can’t wait!
I adore all of these recipes and ideas! Can’t wait to make them for Halloween this year!! They’re so spooky!!
Toni Dash says
These are really fun ideas!! Definitely worth trying for Halloween!
I love these ideas! They are so fun and definitely so adorable! I can’t wait to make these with my kids!
What great ideas and so many to choose from! Thank you so much for sharing!
Laura Reese says
These are the cutest ideas ever! Can’t wait to try them.
Becky Hardin says
Such fun dinner ideas.
These are all really impressive! Perfect for Halloween parties!
Love these! I need to get me a 3D skull pan. And that Shepherd’s pie is definitely getting made! Thanks 🙂
Lauren Kelly says
What a fun collection! I think I am going to start with those adorable mummies!
Oh my gosh these are so amazing, my daughter is seriously going to flip when I show her some of these. Thanks for the awesome ideas!