Halloween dinners are a fun way to celebrate before going out trick or treating. Get some real food into your kids before they gorge on candy with these spooky meals. These also would make perfect Halloween main dishes for a potluck.
I really love Halloween and I really love making food fun. Food is my love language, but it’s also a creative outlet for me.
A few years ago I shared my most popular post – Chicken Boo-dle Soup. I realized that yup, there are other crazies out there that like making fun food!
I love making a fun dinner before we go out trick-or-treating while listening to Halloween Songs for kids. Getting a kid to eat a meal when the promise of candy lies on the other side of dinner time is a hard. Especially if you have a picky eater!
30+ Halloween Dinners the Whole Family Will Love
If you’re looking for a meal to serve this year before your kids go out trick-or-treating or to serve at a meal, I’ve got you covered with some spooky fun dinner ideas!
Chicken Boo-dle Soup. My favorite post of all time isn’t just fun, it’s crazy easy. Dye some bow tie noodles black and cut the carrots to look like pumpkins.
Halloweegan Dead Man Burgers. Need to feed some vegetarians? These homemade veggie burgers are almost, dare I say, cute?
Spooky Shepard’s Pie. So easy – Take your favorite Shepard’s pie recipe and pipe the mashed potatoes on top to look like ghosts!
Spaghetti and ‘Eye balls‘. As a family that serves pasta and sauce at least once a week, this would be a big win here! Make it a bit healthier by using hidden veggie spaghetti sauce.
Mini Spider Pizzas. You really can’t beat pizza, especially with olive spiders!
Chicken Sandwich Monsters. These are so easy and would be so cute made mini for a Halloween party food!
More Halloween Meal Ideas..
Halloween Feetloaf. Every year I see these and I can’t decide if I’m horrified or delighted by how spooky they are.
Pizza Mummy Braid. This would be a hit at my house, and you could probably par-bake it ahead of time!
Jack-o-lantern Cheeseburgers. About as easy as it gets – if the weather is still warm come Halloween it would also mean little to no dishes!
Halloween Spiderweb Pizza. Homemade pizza is so easy – making it into this spiderweb pizza looks like not much more work!
Mummy Nuggets and Pizza Rolls. As kid friendly as it gets, these mummy nuggets take frozen chicken nuggets and pizza rolls, cover them in cut crescent dough and sliced olives before baking.
Monster Eye Asparagus Gruyere Tart. For a more sophisticated Halloween dinner, you can’t get much better than this tart.
Halloween Jack O Lantern Sandwiches. How fun are these? They would be so easy to make, too.
Halloween Spaghetti. Not only does this one have a fen color, but you can use my hidden veggie pesto to sneak in some extra nutrients!
Scary Monster Tacos. Because there is never a wrong time for tacos.
Meatball Creepy Crawler. Meatball + bread + spooky fun = such a fun idea.
Mac O Lanterns. Another kid favorite – macaroni and cheese!
Other Halloween dinners your kids will love
Mummy Meatloaf. My friend Deb over at Bowl Me Over made this live last year and I totally want to try it this year!
Tarantula Tostadas. These take barely any more work than normal tacos.
Toxic Waste Mac and Cheese. You know my love for hidden veggies – this is so smart and kind of gross looking.
Stuffed Mushroom Eyeballs. The perfect Halloween party food
Bite Sized Puff Pastry Eyeballs. Do you really need any reason to eat puff pastry? Noooope.
Spiderweb Nachos. I mean, nachos are always welcome – Halloween nachos? Definitely.
Pizza Skulls. These require a special pan, but they’re totally worth it. The Pinterest reviews all are raving!
Meatball Mummies. Skip the mess pasta and sauce – meatballs covered in dough and baked to look like a spooky mummy are the perfect Halloween dinner.
So tell me – what do you eat before going trick or treating? Do you have a tradition? Let me know in the comments!
Looking for some safe Halloween fun? Check out our post on Virtual Halloween parties!