Halloween dinner recipes

We’ve covered a ton of Halloween dessert & treat recipes this month, but not a lot of ideas for when you (or your kids) need to eat something other than sugar! So here are 10 creative ideas for Halloween-themed meals that loved ones & party guests are sure to get a kick out of…

1. First up is this super-cute “Boo Spaghetti” idea from Jeanne Benedict. Gotta love it when something is this simple & cool! Dish up individual servings of pasta for your family or dinner party guests so that each person guests their own (pre-baked) “boo“.

Halloween dinner recipes


Next up, some clever ideas from BHG that prove it’s all about presentation

2. Adam’s Ribs –  A knife stabbed into a sweet red pepper & displayed between 2 racks of spareribs makes for a decidedly Halloween-appropriate Halloween dinner!

3. Slithering Snake Sandwich – This pizza-like hoagie is such a cute idea – kids will eat this one up (both literally and figuratively)!

4. Tipsy Tombstone Sandwiches – Chicken salad takes a Halloween twist when cut into the shape of tombstones and served up in a “creepy cabbage graveyard”.

5. Scary Cerebrum – It’s Halloween… forget that pretty cocktail glass that your shrimp cocktail usually hangs from and try something a little um… gorier instead! Great appetizer idea or side dish for an Evil Scientist themed party.


Halloween dinner recipes

And some more fun Halloween meal ideas from Taste of Home:

6. Chilli-filled Coffins – Black food coloring turns cornbread the perfect graveyard hue!

7. Jack-o’-Lantern Sloppy Joe Pie – Finally, a “Jack-o’-Lantern” that’s tasty AND super-easy to carve.

8. Eyeball Taco Salad – Ever get that weird feeling that something is staring at you?

9. Jack-o’-Lantern Burgers – Another cute, super quick idea for guests of all ages!

Halloween dinner recipes

10. Last but not least is this tasty-looking Ghost of Montecristo recipe from Martha Stewart. Made with country potato bread, melted cheese, turkey, ham, and a dusting of powdered sugar… these sound so good I could go for one right now!


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Laura SAYS:

om gosh, I’m starving right now..
great job as always ~

October 23, 2009 at 10:56 am

Cheryl @ Highlowaha SAYS:

This is greatness. I hope my friends at highlowaha.com check it out as I have shared your post with them. I know Kate and Lauren could replicate these recipes!! :)

October 23, 2009 at 11:16 am

Marcie SAYS:

I saw those ribs last year and new I had to try them! :)

October 23, 2009 at 11:44 am

merium SAYS:

I love Halloween dinner! Ratloaf, mashed brains, swamp greens, saliva dressing, batwings in tarantula sauce~why will no one come to eat at my house??

October 23, 2009 at 9:21 pm

honeybee SAYS:

i’ve been asked to make dinner for the family and have no clue what to make. HELP??!! i want to do something with vegetables or fish, no meat, i can look up the recipe but any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

October 24, 2009 at 6:19 am

Kimi @ Global Knives SAYS:

Well these are simply spooktacular Halloween ideas! So cool and the kiddos will love them! Thanks!

October 24, 2009 at 9:53 am

Sheila SAYS:

these are all such great ideas.
we always do spaghetti dinner before trick-or-treating but with black noodles (i find them at target usually)

October 24, 2009 at 10:33 am

Down Pillow SAYS:

Great ideas :) I really like ‘Adam’s Ribs’ – very clever.

October 25, 2009 at 3:29 pm

Niche Topics SAYS:

Awesome!!! Snake sandwich looks cute :)

October 25, 2009 at 4:27 pm

Alex SAYS:

How effective is the boo spaghetti! I might try hiding some in tonight’s supper…

October 26, 2009 at 6:05 am

Neelam SAYS:

Awesome Ideas as always!

October 29, 2009 at 6:21 am

Rochelle SAYS:

Yum! Everything looks so good!

October 30, 2009 at 3:41 pm

Maithripala Seanage Ranasinghe SAYS:

Nice menu

October 6, 2012 at 2:08 pm

michelle taylor SAYS:

great ideas

October 10, 2012 at 6:28 am

Joan Spicer SAYS:

So creative! Lots of fun and easy ideas. Can’t wait to surprise the Grandkids with eventful meals this month.

October 6, 2013 at 10:19 am
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