We have always loved having a fun Halloween themed meal or two every October. It was something I started with Sam when she was a little girl and now we’re continuing it with the grandkids too.
It’s just one of those little things that doesn’t take much effort, but really brings a little joy and creates those special memories everyone loves to look back on.
Fun Halloween Themed Meal Ideas
If you’re wanting to join in on the Halloween food trend, here are a few fun and creative Halloween themed meals to try. These are sure to put a smile on your family member’s faces!
Spider Web Pizza
This recipe is an easy adaptation of how to decorate the top of your favorite pizza. Make your pizza as usual with your favorite toppings but make sure and add more sauce on the top of your toppings to create a red “background.”
Take mozzarella string cheese and pull each piece into a thin strip. Place them on top of the pizza in the shape of a spider web. Bake pizza for 8-10 minutes until the cheese melts.
Take 3 large pitted black olives. Cut off one end of 2 of the olives. You will use these for the spider heads. Cut the remaining olive lengthwise. Use one half for the body and cut the remaining pieces into strips for legs. Assemble the spider on the pizza.
Use your imagination and make other pizza designs like mummies or ghosts too.
Here’s another simple adaptation to your favorite spaghetti and meatballs dinner. Make your spaghetti and meatballs as you normally would.
Before you place the meatballs on top of your plated spaghetti with sauce, take each meatball and top with a small round of mozzarella cheese which you then top with a piece of sliced black olive.
Now you have eyeball meatballs. You can stick these meatballs back in the oven for a minute or two to melt the cheese just a bit. Place on top of your plated spaghetti and enjoy this spooky meal!
Mummy Hot Dogs
These are fun to make and kids love them. Take a can crescent rolls, spread them out and press all the perforations together. Slice each sheet or rectangle into lengthwise pieces.
Take slices of cheese and slice several into lengthwise pieces. Wrap several strips of cheese around each hot dog. Then wrap slices of crescent roll over each to resemble mummy bandages.
Place each mummy dog on an ungreased large cookie sheet and spray dough lightly with cooking spray. Bake approximately 15 minutes or until dough is light golden brown and the dogs are hot.
You can add candy eyes or draw a “face” on each mummy dog with mustard for added fun if you’d like. Or serve with a bowl of ketchup and mustard dipping sauce.
Jack ‘O Lantern Quesadillas
Adapt your favorite quesadilla recipe with one small Halloween hack. Carve a Jack O’ Lantern face into each top flour tortilla before you lay it on.
Use a paring knife to cut triangles out for the eyes and nose and then carve out the smile. Do this for each tortilla that will go on top.
Assemble as usual and place all quesadillas on a large baking sheet and bake until the insides are warm and the cheese is melted. The tortilla tops should be golden brown.
Enjoy these fun and easy ways to celebrate Halloween with recipes you already know and love and adapt for the occasion.