=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 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!
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
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 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 DIY 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 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
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 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
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 tortillas or puff pastry and definitely make the meal fun and spooky!
Green Chili with Chicken Soup from All You
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.
Pizza Stuffed Skulls by Hungry Happenings
Halloween Dinner Desserts
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!