These 6 Halloween Dinners Are So Good, It's Scary! (Recipes)
Don't forget to fuel up before trick or treating this Halloween!
The spooky holiday is the perfect opportunity to make dinner fun for everyone by using seasonal flavors and/or getting creative with your presentation, so that your meal is creepy, cute and delicious all at the same time.
Kids and adults alike will love these scary good dinners!
1. Beef Stew With Ghoulish Mashed Potatoes
The chunks of beef and peas look great with the potato ghosts, but you can totally use this with just about any stew, curry or chili, provided that it's nice and thick. This one uses a fair few ingredients, but it all goes into the slow cooker so it's pretty quick!
2. Halloween Spider Pizzas
It's so easy to make these creepy crawling critters! Of course, you're more than welcome to follow your favorite pizza recipe and add all the toppings you want, though if you go this route, you might want to sprinkle a little extra cheese over everything before adding the olive spiders so that they stand out.
3. Chef John's Zombie Meatloaf
This tasty meatloaf is adorable and seriously impressive. It looks like it requires a ton of skill to assemble, though it is hard to mess up if you just go step by step.
4. Cheese and Pumpkin-Filled Manicotti
Rich, stuffable and seasonal to boot! Feel free to add veggies like peppers or peas, or meat like shredded chicken or browned ground beef.
5. Mac-O-Lantern and Cheese Bowls
Whether you are cooking for kids or adults, sometimes we all need a little extra encouragement to eat our veggies. This tasty and stunning method will do the trick! Who can turn down an edible bowl that's filled with everyone's favorite comfort food?
6. Eyeball Taco Salad
Taco-seasoned beef, shredded cheese and nacho-flavored chips combine with salad veggies to make this a super fun way to get a balanced dinner -- even if it is staring back at you!