A Week’s Worth of Eerie Eats to Celebrate Halloween

Jan Scott November 1, 2016

I really like the idea of serving a special Halloween-themed dinner on October 31st before we take the kids out trick or treating. However, the reality is that when the date falls on a weeknight, things are just too chaotic to manage making something extra special to eat (hello, pizza delivery!).

Instead, a few years ago, we decided to plan a few night’s worth of Halloween-inspired dinners for the days leading up to Halloween, when the mood is ultra festive and the kids are definitely feeling caught up in the spirit of the season.

Here at SavvyMom HQ, we’ve created A LOT of eerie eats over the years, and I’ve revisited the creations and selected five of my favourite dinners to serve to the family. With just ten days until Halloween, why not consider adding a few of these dishes to your meal plan next week?

Mini Mummy Meatloaves
This terrifying take on traditional meatloaf and mashed potatoes is a muffin-tin meal you’ll definitely want to make. Feel free to replace the beef with turkey for a lighter dinner option.

Spooky Roasted Carrot Soup with Spiced Spider Crackers
This sinister soup is packed full of roasted carrots, garlic and ginger… all flu-fighting ingredients that are perfect for the start of ‘sick’ season. The use of coconut milk makes this a dairy-free and vegan option.

Haunted Handburgers
We’ve been making these hand-burgers for years and they never fail to amuse and disgust the kids. Prep the meat mixture the night before, press into the muffin tin, cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until you’re ready to cook them. Make-ahead meals never looked so menacing!

Bloodied Baked Ribs
Don’t let the long cooking time scare you away from making this recipe. Almost all of it is hands-off, meaning you can pop the ribs in the oven and curl up on the couch for a spooky movie marathon with the kids while you wait for dinner to cook. Sounds like a perfect Sunday afternoon to me!

One-Pot Creamy Pumpkin Pasta
A definite family favourite, this one-pot meal makes getting dinner on the table easy and the clean-up magically simple thanks to charms of this single saucepan creation.

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