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22 Halloween Dinner Ideas That Are Devilishly Delicious, Yet Magically Easy

These appetizers, mains and sides are all dressed up for holiday fun!


Your fright-night festivities just got even more delicious, thanks to our Halloween dinner ideas for appetizers, sides and mains sure to get the party started. From Frankenstein avocado toast to ‘spider’-topped pizza and mummy-approved meatloaf, it’s never been more fun to scare up shrieks of delight. And don’t get spooked – all of our recipes are a cinch to create with easy step-by-step directions expertly crafted by the Woman’s World test kitchen pros to guide your way.

22 Halloween dinner ideas guaranteed to bewitch

Mix and match your favorites from the recipes below for a fa-boo-lous feast. And for the perfect sweet finale, check out our spellbinding recipes for Halloween cakes and scary-good cupcakes.

1. Devilish Eggs

Devilish Eggs sit on a plate (halloween dinner ideas)

Hummus is the quick trick to this Halloween take on the classic appetizer — and our creative dyeing technique makes them extra spooky.

2. Halloween Buffalo Chicken Spread

Buffalo Chicken Spread sits on a plate (halloween dinner ideas)
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Folks will be clamoring to dig into this frightfully delicious dip that can be made up to a day ahead.

3. Pumpkin Cheese Ball

Pumpkin Cheese Ball sits looking cute (Halloween dinner ideas)
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Three kinds of cheese, pepperoni and a touch of hot sauce guarantee this spooky-cute jack-o’-lantern is simply irresistible.

4. Wacky Wonton Bat Bites

Wacky Wonton Bat Bites sits (halloween dinner ideas)
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These crispy critters are filled with creamy deluxe chives and onion flavored cream cheese.

5. Bride of Frankenstein Guacamole Dip

Bride of Frankenstein Guacamole Dip sits on a white plate (Halloween dinner ideas)
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We used blue tortilla chips to form the “hair” on this festive guacamole dip that’s wired for delicious fun.

6. Monster Toes

Monster Toes sits looking spooky (Halloween dinner ideas)
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Storebought chicken nuggets get a beastly makeover when topped with “hairy” cheese and cashew “nails.”

 7. Spider Bread Bowl with Hot Chili Dip

Spider Bread Bowl with Hot Chili Dip sits looking spooky (Halloween dinner ideas)

Our spellbinding spider is surprisingly easy to make thanks to premade bread dough.

8. Vampire’s Brew Soup

Vampire’s Brew sits in a bowl (halloween dinner ideas)
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This cauldron of savory soup can be prepped up to 3 days in advance — just bring to a simmer when you’re ready to serve.

9. Cheesy Zombie Dippers

Cheesy Zombie Dippers sits on a blue background (Halloween dinner ideas)
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Crispy polenta bites are deadly delicious dipped into pasta sauce.

10. Eyeball Salad

Eyeball Salad sits looking spooky (Halloween dinner ideas)
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Our easy-do veggie eyes peek out from this frighteningly fun Brussels sprouts toss.

11. Skeleton Crudité

Skeleton Crudité sits looking cute (Halloween dinner ideas)
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No bones about it — crisp veggies taste great dipped in a lively mix of sweet onion and sour cream.

12. Hot Dog Mummies

Hot Dog Mummies sits looking spooky (halloween dinner ideas)
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Store-bought crescent dough is the clever trick to turn hot dogs into these ghoulish bites.

13. Bat Sandwiches

Bat Sandwiches sits look yummy (halloween dinner ideas)
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Zesty bean filling adds a tasty twist to these pumpernickel bites.

14. Spooky Spider Pizza

Spooky Spidery Pizza sits look spidery (halloween dinner ideas)
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Jarred olives are the secret to the eerily realistic spiders on this scarily simple pie.

15. Frankenstein Avocado Toasts

Frankenstein Avocado Toasts sits smiling (halloween dinner ideas)

You don’t have to be a mad scientist to create these fiendishly good bites.

16. Hauntingly Good Chili

Hauntingly Good Chili sits looking so nice (Halloween dinner ideas)
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These “ghosts” are sure to keep your little ghouls smiling through a night full of Halloween fun.

17. Eye-Poppin’ Peas

Eye-Poppin’ Peas sits looking healthy (halloween dinner ideas)
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The kids are sure to eat their veggies when they lay their eyes on this creepy-cute bowl of fun.

18. Mac & Cheese Jack-o’-Lantern

Mac & Cheese Jack-o’-Lantern sits looking like an icon (halloween dinner ideas)
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Turn a family favorite into a Halloween special — so easy with some extra cheese and pepper.

19. Monster’s Hand Burgers

Frankenstein’s Hand Burgers sits on a plate (halloween dinner ideas)
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Refrigerated pizza dough transforms ordinary burgers into frightfully good finger food.

20. Transylvania Garlic Fettuccine

Transylvania Garlic Fettuccine sits looking spooky (halloween dinner ideas)
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Everyone will bug out when they bite into this pasta filled with bits of pepperoni.

21. Mummy Meatloaf

Mummy Meatloaf sits looking spooky (halloween dinner ideas)
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Amp up the fear factor with this monstrously good spin on a comfort food classic.

22. Werewolf Claws

Werewolf Claws sits on a plate (halloween dinner ideas)
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Asian-inspired flavors make for howlingly good ribs.

For even more Halloween fun, click through the links below:

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