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SPOOKtacular Halloween Dinner Ideas!

Posted by  ·  September 7, 2018  ·  Last Updated: September 10, 2018

Serve up some fun with these spooky and creative Halloween Dinner Ideas, 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. If you are looking for a fun drink to serve try my free printable Halloween soda labels!

Halloween Food Ideas

So many creative Halloween dinner ideas. You will have everything you need to surprise your kids with a spooky treat and host an amazing Halloween dinner party!

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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.  Green olives that look eerily like eyeballs top off the dish perfectly!

Halloween Spaghetti by 36th Avenue

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Use 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

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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 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

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More Ideas for a Cool Halloween Dinner

Even little ghouls need to eat real food come October 31. Feed them spaghetti brains inside of carved pepper heads. If this isn’t Halloween what is?
Stuffed Jack-o-Lanterns.
jack o lanterns

The meatball mummies are easy, and a nice twist on the common hotdog wrapped treat.  They are a 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 Halloween dinner idea.

Meatball Mummies by Spend with Pennies


Sweet potatoes make a great jack-o-lantern treat.  Their orange color makes them the perfect little Halloween treat, and with these 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

sweet potato fries

This 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 dips are always a crowd pleaser at any gathering.  The 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

halloween nachos

Kid Pleasing Halloween Food Ideas

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 definitely make the meal fun and spooky!

Green Chili with Chicken Soup from All You

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Here is another great Halloween food idea using that 3D skull baking pan.  Stuff some pizza ingredients into a pizza dough and bake into skulls.  This spooky finger food will be a big hit with kids, adults and even teenagers.

Pizza Stuffed Skulls by Hungry Happenings

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Way easier than carving an actual pumpkin — and more delish, we’d say. My kids love quesadillas any day!
Jack ‘O Lantern Quesadillas
jack o lantern
The scariest thing about these pizza bagels is how fast we’re going to eat them. You can make these in five minutes flat and who doesn’t need that on Halloween?
Ghost Pizza Bagels
pizza dough

Halloween Dinner Desserts

The perfect ending to your Halloween dinner are these chocolate witch hats, candy corn parfaits or spooky red velvet cake! Just watch out you won’t be able to choose just one. Such Halloween food ideas!

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.

I hope these Halloween dinner ideas help you to have a little fun this Halloween!

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