Halloween Dinner Ideas: 13 Cozy Recipes

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Halloween Dinners Ideas: If you’re wondering what to eat on Halloween, you’ve found the right place. Between handing out candy and taking kids through the neighborhood, hearty Halloween dinners need to happen. Even if all you really want may be that Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup or Twix bar!

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With often chilly, sometimes inclement weather, cozy food before, during, and after trick or treating is a must. Below you’ll find cozy Halloween Dinner ideas that include both hearty and healthy recipes.

From savory ideas to healthier snacks and warming, festive foods reserved for the holiday, all are easy and fun to make. And, of course, delicious too!

Here’s a bit of our Halloween night food traditions:

13 Halloween Dinner Ideas

Top view of Slow Cooker Turkey Chili with turkey bacon and parsley

Easy Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

When you're craving chili, this Slow Cooker Turkey Chili is healthy, hearty, and delicious. Packed with flavor, and perfect for brisk days, Fridays, or game days.

Side view of Vegetarian Chili in a white Dutch oven with cornbread in the background

Healthy Vegetarian Chili Recipe

This Vegetarian Chili recipe is utterly delicious, super healthy, and packed with vegetables, pantry staples, like beans and tomatoes– and is filled with smokey flavor!

Spicy Black Bean Chili Cornbread Casserole in Baking Pan

Spicy Black Bean Chili Cornbread Casserole

Spicy Black Bean Chili Cornbread Casserole is perfect for chilly nights, game days, or anytime you want a hearty, spicy casserole. Slightly sweet, slightly spicy. Perfect for a crowd.

Bowl of Instant Pot Turkey Chili with Sour Cream and Cilantro

Healthy Instant Pot Turkey Chili

If you're looking for a healthy Instant Pot Turkey Chili recipe, this is one you have to try! We've fallen in love with the robust flavors expected in a great chili, yet still quick and easy to make any day of the week. And, best of all, healthy! 

Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup in 2 Footed Bowls

Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup: Super Quick and Healthy

This Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup recipe is amazingly delicious, packed with flavor, and super quick and easy to make. The flavors blend beautifully and makes for a delicious lunch or light dinner.

Halloween Mummy Dogs

Costumes, candy, and mummy hot dogs—that’s what Halloween is all about! Have your little ghouls and goblins help prep dinner by wrapping the crescent dough strips around flavorful Oscar Mayer™ beef hot dogs. They’ll love watching these simple-yet-spooky mummies bake into cheesy, crescent-wrapped mummy pigs-in-a-blanket. Once they come to life, serve these with Heinz Tomato Blood Ketchup before their Halloween festivities!

Side view of skillet cornbread in a cast iron skillet

Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread

Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread is rustically simple but utterly delicious. It’s a slightly sweet, tender cornbread, that’s absolutely mouthwatering. And such a treat when it comes to the table, warm from the oven. 

Bowl of 5 Minute Fall Crack (aka Fall Snack Chex Mix)

5 Minute Fall Crack (aka Fall Snack Chex Mix)

A quick and easy 5 minute Fall Crack Chex Mix recipe that's super simple and yummy. Packed with the sweet and salty flavors we love, it's a treat perfect for the season!

Halloween Cheese Board

“This spooky and delicious Halloween Cheese Board is so much fun! It’s a perfect Halloween Charcuterie Board for entertaining in October, but it’s also easy enough to make that you could whip one up for a family movie night too.”

Old Fashioned Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts | 31Daily.com

Old Fashioned Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Irresistibly delicious Apple Cider Donuts. While these doughnuts are baked using 6-cavity doughnut pans, they can easily be made into doughnut holes by using a mini muffin pan. Or even baked into standard size muffin tins by adding a few more minutes of baking.

Double Chocolate Baked Donuts on a White Pedistal

Double Chocolate Baked Donuts

This Double Chocolate Baked Donuts recipe is amazing. My favorite, hands down. It's light and tender, filled with 2 layers of chocolate plus a third layer of glossy, decadent chocolate glaze. A touch of espresso just sweetens the deal.

Apple Dumplings with Maple Caramel Sauce close up in a white baking dish.

Apple Dumplings in Maple Caramel Syrup

These easy, autumnal old fashioned Apple Dumplings in Maple Caramel Syrup wrap tender apples in flaky pastry before serving them with a sweet maple caramel syrup seasoned with cinnamon. They’re the ultimate seasonal dessert served with a drizzle of cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Apple Dumplings in Maple Caramel Syrup are a

Slice of No Bake Peanut Butter Pie on a dark grey plate.

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

An incredibly easy No Bake Peanut Butter Pie with drizzled chocolate, peanut butter, and more chocolate! This amazing Peanut Butter Pie recipe is decadent and over-the-top delicious, perfect for summer made either from scratch or with the help of a store-bought crust.

More Halloween Dinner ideas that are simple and easy to throw together before an evening spent roaming neighborhood streets might be Instant Pot pasta dishes quick, easy, and family friendly like Instant Pot Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese for fall flair or 4 Minute Instant Pot Taco Mac and Cheese that’s always a favorite.

These are a bit of our Halloween food traditions, what are some of yours? I would love to hear about them!

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