For parents and party planners, making your food in preparation for a Halloween party is just as enjoyable when you’re eating them. There’s just one teeny-tiny problem at first: picking what Halloween dishes to cook. For some, it’s also overwhelming. So if you want to impress dinner guests, a list of Halloween dinner ideas for a truly spooky celebration is much needed.
But how are you going to do that? Why, by taking a look at our list of 29 fun Halloween recipes, of course! They’re not only delicious, but they’re also perfect eye candy for your guests. From dreadfully scary Halloween foods to horribly cute cupcakes, we have it all on this list.
Halloween Appetizers and Snacks
First, let’s start off your Halloween party with some creepy snacks and appetizers for a perfectly eerie feel.
Mummy Hot Dogs
This mummy hot dog will surely steal the attention of kids and adults alike. Another thing that managed to impress us? They’re made of two ingredients only! Hot dogs and crescent roll dough!
Recipe for Inspiration: Mummy Hot Dogs
Nothing can be a more perfect Halloween appetizer than the aptly named deviled eggs. You can easily turn them into Halloween-themed pumpkin deviled eggs by simply sticking a chopped chive at the top of the egg yolk!
Recipe for Inspiration: Party Deviled Eggs
Witch Brooms (Cheese Pretzels)
Snack non-stop on these mini witch brooms made of pretzel sticks and string cheese. These edible witch brooms can be eaten and served on their own. But another way you can use it is by adding it to your Halloween-inspired charcuterie board!
Recipe for Inspiration: Witch Brooms (Cheese Pretzels)
Mummy Mini Pizzas
Your kids will surely love these fun tiny pizzas made of buttermilk biscuits. Decorate them with plenty of mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, olives, and pizza sauce!
Recipe for Inspiration: Mummy Mini Pizzas
Wormy Hotdogs (Hotdogs and Spaghetti)
Another simple Halloween recipe is this wormy hotdogs recipe. How do you make it look wormy? Just spear hotdogs with dry pasta and boil them! After cooking, it will look like some worms are coming right out of hotdogs. Serve it with tomato sauce for a truly grubby but yummy look.
Recipe for Inspiration: Wormy Hotdogs (Hotdogs ‘n Spaghetti)
Halloween Dinner Mains
Of course, we wouldn’t forget to add dinner mains to our list of creepy Halloween dinner ideas. These recipes are such eye candies you’ll have fun even just by looking at them. And don’t forget to take a snap!
Nearly not enough jack-o’-lanterns for your spooky Halloween celebration? Why don’t you try these jack-o’-lanterns made of bell peppers? These tasty stuffed bell peppers are easy to make and carve.
Recipe for Inspiration: Turkey & Zucchini–Stuffed Lantern Bell Peppers
Halloween Chicken Pot Pie
Another fun recipe is this Halloween chicken pot pie recipe. There’re a ton of designs you can make with pie crusts. But here’s an idea: make a spider-shaped top crust.
Recipe for Inspiration: Halloween Chicken Pot Pie
This eyeballs pasta will be a perfect add-on to your Halloween dinner ideas. The spinach pasta and bloody red homemade pasta sauce make for a perfect creepy backdrop to the eyeballs.
Recipe for Inspiration: Eyeball Pasta (Halloween Dinner Idea)
Ghostly Halloween Pizza
For even more creative dinner ideas, start with these hauntingly cute pizzas! You won’t need additional ingredients too because you can make it using the usual pizza ingredients.
Recipe for Inspiration: Ghostly Halloween Pizza
Bloody Hand Sandwiches
Put your creativity to the test with these bloody hand sandwiches. And since it’s easy to make, it will be a fun Halloween project for the kids too! Plus you only need a couple of ingredients like crescent rolls, hot dogs, and ketchup.
Recipe for Inspiration: Bloody Hand Sandwiches
Spooky Shepherd’s Pie
Tired of making jack-o’-lantern everything? Cook up a graveyard shepherd’s pie and give your dinner guests something new to eat and enjoy! Add ghouls to it by making mashed potatoes. Your kids will love designing the ghouls!
Recipe for Inspiration: Spooky Shepherd’s Pie
Stuffed Pumpkin Rice Casserole
The perfect vessel for your dinner mains? Pumpkins, of course! Around this time pumpkins are cheap and are readily available, which makes them truly ideal. For this recipe, we like that it added tons of flavors to the dish as well.
Recipe for Inspiration: Stuffed Pumpkin Rice Casserole
Toxic Waste Mac N Cheese
Dreadfully delicious mac n cheese for Halloween? Look no further than this toxic waste mac n cheese! Just by looking at it, you can picture witches brewing poison. Another thing we like? It’s surprisingly healthy too!
Recipe for Inspiration: Toxic Waste Mac N Cheese
Now, this may be last on our list of dinner mains but it may well be the best. This silly monster burger takes the cake for best in presentation after all! Complete with edible monster eyes, tongue, and fangs, this monster burger is a sure hit among party-goers.
Recipe for Inspiration: Monster Burger
Halloween Side Dishes
Don’t think we forgot Halloween side dishes! Check what you can make alongside your appetizers and main entrees below.
Happen to love meatballs and mummies? Don’t pass up on a perfect opportunity to make these mummy meatballs. These meatball mummies are so easy to make, but we’re sure little hands are more than welcome to help in the kitchen.
Recipe for Inspiration: Mummy Meatballs
Halloween Pumpkin Soup
This soup may be warm but its spider web garnish will leave you and your guests cold. It looks hard to make but you’ll be surprised how easy it actually is! Pour yogurt in circular motions over the soup and shape webs using a cocktail stick. Genius, right?
Recipe for Inspiration: Halloween Pumpkin Soup
Ladies’ Fingers and Men’s Toes
The uncanny resemblance to real toes and fingers in this recipe will creep you out. But don’t worry. It’s made of flour, yeast, sugar, to name a few. As for the nails, think almonds. Try dipping these witch fingers cookies into the Halloween pumpkin soup for a burst of flavors.
Recipe for Inspiration: Ladies’ Fingers and Men’s Toes
Monster Sandwich Wraps
Add more monstrous food to your list of Halloween dinner ideas with these cute but scary Frankenstein monster sandwich wraps! Using cheese, nori (dried Japanese seaweed), cornichon pickles, and black olives, watch your kids turn boring old wraps into spooky cute Halloween snacks.
Recipe for Inspiration: Monster Sandwich Wraps
Your spooky Halloween party is incomplete without disgustingly cute and delicious desserts!
Chewy Caramel Apples
For the easiest Halloween dessert, these chewy caramel apples can be whipped up in just 15 minutes. All you have to do is microwave chewy caramels with evaporated milk, dip the apples, and you’re all done. Easy peasy!
Recipe for Inspiration: Chewy Caramel Apples
Pukin’ Pumpkin Cake
Don’t know what cake to get for Halloween? Well, don’t pass up on this puking pumpkin cake! But what is it puking anyway? This Halloween recipe asks for gummy worms or candy corn, but you can also add whatever you like. You can put Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or M&Ms. Take your pick among your favorites!
Recipe for Inspiration: Pukin’ Pumpkin Cake
Halloween Gingerbread House
Gingerbread houses are not reserved only for Christmas. Make a spooky one just for Halloween! What’s more, it’s a good Halloween project for the whole family.
Recipe for Inspiration: Haunted Halloween Gingerbread House
Just by looking at the popping eyeballs, you’ll want to have these gory cupcakes on your list of Halloween dinner ideas! So, preheat your oven, ready your piping bag, and get to baking using this easy-to-follow recipe.
Recipe for Inspiration: Spooky Delights Halloween Cupcakes
Halloween Crispy Marshmallow Ghosts
Let’s not forget cute marshmallow ghosts for the kids and kids at heart! Just mix marshmallows with crispy rice cereals and pour melted white chocolate over them to set.
Recipe for Inspiration: Halloween Crispy Marshmallow Ghosts
Gross Out Pudding
Looking for bloody-looking desserts? Stop the search! This gross-out pudding gets the cake for bloody. To achieve the bloody pudding just mix a teaspoon of red food coloring with instant pudding mix. That’s it.
Recipe for Inspiration: Gross Out Pudding
Butchered Hand Brie
Add more unsettling Halloween goodies to your list of Halloween dinner ideas like this butchered hand brie made of puff pastry and raspberry jam. Remember to cut some holes in the hand before putting on serving plates so blood seeps out. Spooky, right?
Recipe for Inspiration: Butchered Hand Brie
Does your kid love zombies by any chance? Then don’t miss out on this easy brain cupcake recipe. They’re so easy to make that you can have the kids pipe the brain themselves. Plus, it also needs just a few ingredients, so it’s good for last-minute preparations.
Recipe for Inspiration: Brain Cupcakes
Drinks to go with your favorite Halloween snacks, anyone? We got you!
Candy Corn Shooters
This cocktail may be elaborate-looking but they’re easy to make! The yellow and orange color greatly resembles candy corn which makes it just the right cocktail to serve at your Halloween party.
Recipe for Inspiration: Candy Corn Shooters
Wormy Swamp Water Punch Recipe
A punch with gummy worms on it? Big yes! But don’t let it fool you. This punch has apricot brandy and lime vodka made distinct by the candies.
Recipe for Inspiration: Wormy Swamp Water Punch
Kid-Friendly Witches’ Brew Punch
Bring your kid’s witch dreams to life with this witch’s brew punch. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a bartender to make this. This easy-to-make drink is made of Kool-aid, pineapple tidbits, and candies. Served with dry ice, this drink will be a head-turner at your party.
Recipe for Inspiration: Kid-Friendly Witches’ Brew Punch