These Halloween dinner recipes will help you set the tone for a fun and spooky evening that will delight (and sometimes even disgust) your family. Just looking at the pictures of these Halloween dinner dishes can be creepy! But kids will have fun eating (and also making) these recipes, and they just might be tempting enough to keep the kids at the table for longer than five minutes before trick-or-treating.
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These mummy dogs are as fun to make as they are to eat -- perhaps even fun enough to keep the kids at the table for at least a few minutes for dinner. I especially like the mustard dot eyes - so adorable. You can use any type of hot dogs for this recipe, even veggie dogs.
Pesto is the secret that makes these pizzas so ghoulish-looking. Let the kids decorate the monster faces themselves. For little kids, you can cut the red peppers for them or let them use kitchen shears.
Just about any type of chicken wing recipe can be used to make bat wings, but I especially like this recipe, because I can pop it in the oven, then go help the kids with their costumes and organize (read: snack on) the candy!
There's nothing quite like having your dinner stare back at you, is there? This monster meatballs and spaghetti recipe makes a perfect dinner for Halloween night, because it's fast and easy to prepare, and the kids will delight in the grossness (but it's not so gross that they won't want to eat it). Use whatever kind of meatballs you like for this recipe - you don't even have to thaw them!
String cheese is the secret to making realistic mummy bandages for these fun Halloween pizzas. Although the recipe calls for refrigerated pizza dough, feel free to use your own homemade dough, English muffins or even flour tortillas.
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These cocktail meatballs take less than 10 minutes of active prep time to make, and the flavor of the sauce really appeals to kids. I like to use cocktail meatballs for this recipe, but feel free to use regular size meatballs if you prefer.
Show the kids that pumpkins are for more than just carving or roasting the seeds. Because the stew is not just served in the pumpkin, but also partially cooked in it, it picks up some of that wonderful squash flavor.