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
1. Devilish Eggs
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
Folks will be clamoring to dig into this frightfully delicious dip that can be made up to a day ahead.
3. Pumpkin Cheese Ball
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
These crispy critters are filled with creamy deluxe chives and onion flavored cream cheese.
5. Bride of Frankenstein Guacamole Dip
We used blue tortilla chips to form the “hair” on this festive guacamole dip that’s wired for delicious fun.
6. Monster Toes
Storebought chicken nuggets get a beastly makeover when topped with “hairy” cheese and cashew “nails.”
7. Spider Bread Bowl with Hot Chili Dip
Our spellbinding spider is surprisingly easy to make thanks to premade bread dough.
8. Vampire’s Brew Soup
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
Crispy polenta bites are deadly delicious dipped into pasta sauce.
10. Eyeball Salad
Our easy-do veggie eyes peek out from this frighteningly fun Brussels sprouts toss.
11. Skeleton Crudité
No bones about it — crisp veggies taste great dipped in a lively mix of sweet onion and sour cream.
12. Hot Dog Mummies
Store-bought crescent dough is the clever trick to turn hot dogs into these ghoulish bites.
13. Bat Sandwiches
Zesty bean filling adds a tasty twist to these pumpernickel bites.
14. Spooky Spider Pizza
Jarred olives are the secret to the eerily realistic spiders on this scarily simple pie.
15. Frankenstein Avocado Toasts
You don’t have to be a mad scientist to create these fiendishly good bites.
16. Hauntingly Good Chili
These “ghosts” are sure to keep your little ghouls smiling through a night full of Halloween fun.
17. Eye-Poppin’ Peas
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
Turn a family favorite into a Halloween special — so easy with some extra cheese and pepper.
19. Monster’s Hand Burgers
Refrigerated pizza dough transforms ordinary burgers into frightfully good finger food.
20. Transylvania Garlic Fettuccine
Everyone will bug out when they bite into this pasta filled with bits of pepperoni.
21. Mummy Meatloaf
Amp up the fear factor with this monstrously good spin on a comfort food classic.
22. Werewolf Claws
Asian-inspired flavors make for howlingly good ribs.
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