Fun Halloween Foods

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Who’s ready for some Halloween fun? Maybe you’re heading to a costume party? Or taking the kids trick-or-treating? Perhaps, you’re just going to enjoy a night at home with a few scary movies. Whatever the plan may be, you’re going to need some food – either to enjoy at home or take to a party.

But why just make an ordinary dish when you can make something fitting for the holiday? There are all sorts of fantastic recipes that will showcase your Halloween spirit – and here are just a few of them!

  • Halloween Buffalo Chicken Skillet Dip: Buffalo chicken dip is always a hit – no matter the occasion. This recipe capitalizes on the orange color of the dip to make a cute jack-o-lantern face in the skillet. And the pizza dough makes for a great dipper instead of tortilla chips or vegetables.
  • Chef John’s Zombie Meatloaf: Yes, this meatloaf looks seriously creepy, but it tastes delicious! And who won’t appreciate all of the creativity that went into making this main course for Halloween? (If you have a favorite meatloaf recipe already, you can use that and then just shape it to be a zombie like in the picture.)
  • Meatless Mexican Stuffed Peppers: Looking for a vegetarian dish to serve on Halloween? How about these Meatless Mexican Stuffed Peppers? They’re filled with all of your favorite Mexican flavors, and you can cut your peppers to look like jack-o-lanterns, and you can top them with your preferred toppings. (A little sour cream and some jalapeno slices would be delicious!)
  • Mummy Dogs: Hot dogs are a quick and easy dinner, and these Mummy Dogs are no different – except that they’re really cute and quite festive for Halloween! Crescent rolls give you the mummy effect, and the addition of candy eyes takes it to the next level! (You can get candy eyes here!)
  • Halloween Pumpkin Soup with Smoked Bacon: It may not look like a cute pumpkin, but the gorgeous orange color and the delicious taste of this pumpkin soup make it perfect for Halloween. Plus, that smoked bacon on top is a fantastic addition!
  • Spooky Calzone Snake: Calzones are so good – and extremely easy to throw together – even on a weeknight! This one has you shaping it like a snake – which should be sufficiently spooky for Halloween, and then you can fill it with your favorite ingredients. While this recipe does provide you with directions for homemade pizza dough, you can always pick up your favorite from the grocery store. 
  • Halloween Spooky Spider Deviled Eggs: Need a side dish to go with your Mummy Dogs or Chef John’s Zombie Meatloaf? Then these deviled eggs with their spooky olive spiders on top are just what you need.
  • Spooky Pretzel Bones: Warm pretzels dipped in a spicy cheese sauce are DELICIOUS! And these cute pretzels are shaped like bones – making them Halloween appropriate. And, of course, if you don’t like too much spice in your cheese sauce, you can leave out the Sriracha sauce.
  • Veggie Skeleton and Dip: Get the kids to help you make this adorable veggie skeleton and dip! They’ll have fun putting their artistic skills to work, and just maybe they’ll actually eat their vegetables.
  • Gooey Monster Cookies: No meal is complete without dessert, and these cookies use cake mix as their base – so they’re super easy! Plus, they’re so cute and will remind you of Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc.
  • Caramel Popcorn: Sure, you can buy it in the store, but when you make your own Caramel Corn, you’ll wonder why you haven’t before! It’s a must-have if you’re having a scary movie night.

No matter what you’re doing for Halloween this year, you’ll want to make some of these Halloween recipes! After all, Halloween only comes around once per year, and you don’t want to miss your chance to have some fun in the kitchen.

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