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For Halloween, we like to decorate, dress up, and EAT!!! Whether you want themed treats, or just warm fall goodness, enjoy this collection of perfect Halloween dinner ideas.

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Collage of Halloween Dinner Ideas.

Why We Love It!

Whether you are searching for fun Halloween dinner ideas to enjoy before you head out trick or treating, or are hosting a large Halloween party, these recipes will help provide a festive and yummy spread.

Here’s why we think you’ll love them:

  • WHOLE MENU. We’ve got appetizers, dinner, sides, desserts and drinks! Create your whole menu with this 1 list for your October party.
  • SIMPLE. All of the recipes on this list are easy and most are very quick.
  • FESTIVE. If they’re not already festive, most of these Halloween classics can be dolled up to fit your ghoulish get together.

Our favs are: Mummy Dogs, Halloween Pizza and others like wings and chili.

Mummy dogs lined up on a white plate.

party Planning Tips

Use these tips when planning your Halloween themed dinner to make sure you have enough tasty food for all ghosts and goblins!

  • Appetizers. Plan to serve 3-5 appetizers per person. If you only have 5-10 people coming, plan to serve 1-2 different appetizer dishes. Add another appetizer dish for every 5-8 people in attendance.
  • Sides. I always plan to have two sides, for any number of guests less than 10. For every 5-8 more guests, I’ll add another type of side dish.
  • Beverages. A serving is typically 6-8 ounces. Plan for guests to have 2 servings in the first hour, and only 1 serving for every hour after. 
  • Desserts. If serving only one type of dessert, most people will have 1-2 servings. When you provide several dessert options, the serving sizes tend to be a little smaller. In this case, plan for guests to have 2-3 total servings.
Pumpkin cupcakes sitting on a gray countertop.

Halloween Dinner Tips & Ideas

Any dinner can be made into a Halloween dinner, just use these spooky tips!

  • Be creative. Any dish can be turned into Halloween themed by using fun ingredients or even festive platters, bowls or plates (even spiders or eyeballs).
  • Add a touch of spooky. Another fun way to dress up a dish is to “garnish” with Halloween toys.
  • Dress up the table. Add Halloween characters to the dinner by decorating the table with themed plates, cups, and serving dishes.
  • Wear costumes. Invite guests to wear costumes! Have a theme to follow, give awards for different categories, or even lead a costume parade.
  • Beverages. One of my very favorite ways to serve Halloween drinks is to make them smoky, using dry ice.

Top Halloween Dinner Recipes

These tasty dishes are perfect Halloween recipes. Some have a spooky twist and all are delicious and enjoyed by even picky eaters!

1 Mummy Hot Dogs Recipe

Appetizer Mummy Hot Dogs Recipe
Total Time: 30 minutes

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2 Halloween Pizza Recipe

Main Course Halloween Pizza Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

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5 from 4 votes
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3 Pumpkin Chili Recipe

Soup Pumpkin Chili Recipe
Total Time: 45 minutes
5 from 17 votes
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4 Pumpkin Quesadilla Recipe

Appetizer, Main Course Pumpkin Quesadilla Recipe
Total Time: 11 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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5 Flatout Monster Sandwiches recipes

Main Course Flatout Monster Sandwiches recipes
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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6 Spaghetti Recipe

Main Course Spaghetti Recipe
Total Time: 55 minutes

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5 from 360 votes
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7 Halloween Flatbread Pizza Recipe

Appetizer, Main Course Halloween Flatbread Pizza Recipe
Total Time: 11 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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8 Best Chili Recipe

Soup Best Chili Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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5 from 79 votes
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9 Pulled Pork Recipe

Main Course Pulled Pork Recipe
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes

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4.98 from 46 votes
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10 White Chicken Chili Recipe

Soup White Chicken Chili Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes

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5 from 160 votes
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appetizers

A Halloween dinner party wouldn’t be complete without a few finger-licking appetizers! I’ve pulled several of my favorites, perfect for fall, or with a ghoulish twist.

11 Halloween Deviled Eggs Recipe

Appetizer Halloween Deviled Eggs Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes

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5 from 4 votes
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12 Halloween Charcuterie Board Recipe

Appetizer Halloween Charcuterie Board Recipe
Total Time: 30 minutes

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5 from 7 votes
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13 Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

Appetizer Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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5 from 98 votes
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14 Crockpot Meatballs Recipe

Appetizer Crockpot Meatballs Recipe
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

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15 Puking Pumpkin Recipe

Appetizer Puking Pumpkin Recipe
Total Time: 7 minutes
5 from 15 votes
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16 Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

Appetizer Jalapeno Poppers Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes

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17 Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

Appetizer Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes

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4.97 from 64 votes
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18 Mini Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

Appetizer, Main Course Mini Deep Dish Pizza Recipe
Total Time: 17 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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19 Mozzarella Sticks

Appetizer Mozzarella Sticks
Total Time: 40 minutes

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5 from 24 votes
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20 Cream Cheese Green Chili Dip Recipe

Appetizer Cream Cheese Green Chili Dip Recipe
Total Time: 1 minute
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SIDE Dishes

Every Halloween dinner needs a few tasty side dishes! Here are some of our favorites – perfect for fall.

21 Breadstick Bones Recipe

Appetizer Breadstick Bones Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 12 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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22 Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

Side Dish Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
Total Time: 20 minutes

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23 Cornbread Recipe

Bread, Side Dish Cornbread Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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5 from 68 votes
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24 Bread Bowl Recipe

Bread Bread Bowl Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

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4.98 from 74 votes
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25 Oven Roasted Vegetables Recipe

Side Dish Oven Roasted Vegetables Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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4.97 from 30 votes
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26 Roasted Sweet Potato Cubes Recipe

Side Dish Roasted Sweet Potato Cubes Recipe
Total Time: 30 minutes

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27 Garlic Knots Recipe

Side Dish Garlic Knots Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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28 Mac and Cheese Recipe

Main Course Mac and Cheese Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes

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4.99 from 171 votes
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29 Cornbread Muffin Recipe

Bread Cornbread Muffin Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes

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5 from 9 votes
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30 Sweet Cornbread Recipe

Bread Sweet Cornbread Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes
4.95 from 37 votes
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desserts

These sweet treats are the perfect end to your Halloween dinner. They will be enjoyed by all ages!

31 Gooey Monster Cookie Recipe

Dessert Gooey Monster Cookie Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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32 Chocolate Oreo Spider Cake Recipe

Dessert Chocolate Oreo Spider Cake Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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33 Halloween Dirt Cake Recipe

Dessert Halloween Dirt Cake Recipe
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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34 Pumpkin Cupcakes

Dessert Pumpkin Cupcakes
Total Time: 27 minutes

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4.98 from 98 votes
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35 Strawberry Ghosts Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Ghosts Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes

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5 from 16 votes
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36 Halloween Brownies Recipe

Dessert Halloween Brownies Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour
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37 Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe

Dessert Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

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4.98 from 1042 votes
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38 Popcorn Balls Recipe

Dessert, Snack Popcorn Balls Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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5 from 144 votes
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39 Caramel Apples Recipe

Dessert Caramel Apples Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes

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5 from 24 votes
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40 Pumpkin Magic Cake

Dessert Pumpkin Magic Cake
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

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4.98 from 89 votes
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drinks

Don’t leave out any details! These kid-friendly drinks are delicious, and perfect for any spooky celebration.

41 Witches Brew Recipe

Drinks Witches Brew Recipe
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 31 votes
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42 Halloween Punch Recipe

Drinks Halloween Punch Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

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4.86 from 21 votes
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43 Halloween Hot Chocolate Recipe

Drinks Halloween Hot Chocolate Recipe
Total Time: 11 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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44 Ghoul-Aid Recipe

Drinks Ghoul-Aid Recipe
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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45 Slushy Punch Recipe

Drinks Slushy Punch Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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46 Boo-nilla Ghost Milkshakes Recipe

Drinks Boo-nilla Ghost Milkshakes Recipe
Total Time: 8 minutes
5 from 12 votes
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47 Butterbeer Recipe

Drinks Butterbeer Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes

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5 from 86 votes
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48 Apple Cider Recipe

Drinks Apple Cider Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

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5 from 71 votes
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49 Wassail Recipe

Drinks Wassail Recipe
Total Time: 30 minutes

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5 from 12 votes
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50 Caramel Apple Cider Recipe

Drinks Caramel Apple Cider Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 17 votes
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Create A Halloween Feast!

With so many show-stopping recipes to choose from you’re sure to have a memorable Halloween get-together without a lot of effort!

One recipe we have to make each year is our Halloween Pizza. It’s simple, all the kids love it, and it’s popular at every Halloween party.

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75+ Halloween Dinner Ideas

By: Lil’ Luna
A collection of the best Halloween dinner, appetizer, side, drink and dessert ideas to help you plan the most festive and spooky party ever!
Servings: 16
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Rest the Dough: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water 110–115°F
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons rapid rise yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 ¼ – 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • olive oil for brushing
  • 1 – 2 cups pizza sauce
  • 4 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Pepperoni
  • 1/4 cup olives
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Instructions 

  • In a large bowl, combine water, yeast, and sugar and let it sit for 5 minutes, or until bubbly.
  • Add salt and oil, then mix in flour 1 cup at a time with a wooden spoon until combined and the dough is soft and slightly sticky. Knead for about 3 minutes (dough will be sticky and will stick to your hands).
  • Cover the dough with a tea towel and let rise at room temperature for 30–45 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 450°F. Place a pizza stone or baking sheet in the oven to preheat as well.
  • Prepare sauce by heating all ingredients in a saucepan and bringing it to a simmer, but do not let boil.
  • This dough makes TWO 12-inch pizza crusts. Divide dough into two pieces and roll each out onto a floured surface to about ½ inch thick. Cut a little pumpkin stem on top.
  • Sprinkle cornmeal onto a pizza peel and, working with one crust at a time, transfer the rolled-out dough to the peel. Brush with olive oil and poke with a fork a few times.
  • Use the peel to transfer the crust to the preheated pizza stone and blind bake for 6–8 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, add sauce, cheese, and arrange pepperoni to form a pumpkin face. Bake for 8–10 more minutes.

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Nutrition

Calories: 239kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 29mg, Sodium: 613mg, Potassium: 124mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 264IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 151mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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8 Comments

  1. Sue says:

    With Halloween being on a Monday there isn’t much time between school and trick or treating to get dinner ready and costumes on so I appreciate the ample amount of easy meal ideas. I particularly love the mummy hot dogs. I plan to make those with a crock pot soup.

  2. Olivia says:

    Really enjoy going to one site to get the best Halloween ideas ever. Love everything here. Yummy and so much fun!!!

  3. Sue says:

    I absolutely love all the recipes particularly the fun drink recipes! With Halloween coming up im anxious to try them during the month

  4. Joy says:

    Love these!! We do the mummy dogs every year!! Also, love the strawberry ghosts!! So many fun recipes to make this year!

  5. Jessica says:

    We love to do a fun, themed Halloween dinner. This is where I get my ideas!!! So many great ones to choose from.

  6. Katrina says:

    Halloween is a big deal in my house & I love all of these fun recipes! I make the white chicken chili every year & can’t wait to try the Butterbeer this year! Definitely making the Graveyard dirt cake too – so fun!

  7. Karen says:

    There are so many great options! I love making special dishes to make holidays more fun. I make the mummy hot dogs every year and my kids love them!

  8. Ali says:

    I make the Pumpkin Quesadillas and Pumpkin Guacamole every year for our Halloween dinner. It’s our tradition and the kids love dipping the Pumpkin Quesadilla into the guacamole. Yum!