10 Hearty Halloween Dinners for Your Little Ghouls

Before you send you little ghouls and witches out the door on Halloween night, give them a hearty dinner that’s too spooky to resist. These recipes have all been mom tested and kid-approved and are the perfect fuel for a busy night of trick-or-treating.

1. Bats and Cobwebs

Rave Review: “For kids (including the hubby) who are cold and ready to eat after trick-or-treating, this was “AWESOME”… My kids thought I was pretty cool for making it :) Good mom moment.” — Goodmaker

Bats and Cobwebs

Photo by Sugarplum

2. Halloween Zombie Meatloaf

Rave Review: “I made this meatloaf for supper on Halloween, and it was a big hit with my family. It has a nice flavor and great texture.” — Maryland Mama

3. Spooky Calzone Snake

Rave Review: “This was so cute! I baked this with my sister on Halloween for something to eat before taking our kids trick-or-treating. We used refrigerated biscuit dough to make it quicker. It was fun!” — MessyMama

Spooky Calzone Snake

Photo by SugarPlum

4. Halloween Bloody Baked Rats

Rave Review: “My kids loved it! The only thing I changed was that I added pureed spinach to the meat mixture in order to sneak vegetables into my kids (the red sauce hid it well). ” — busymom2three

Halloween Bloody Baked Rats

Photo by footballgrl16

5. Stuffed Jack-O-Lantern Bell Peppers

Rave Review: “Every year we have guests for dinner, then onto trick-or-treating with lots of kids and parents! This is a great festive meal for everyone. A little freshly shredded Parmesan cheese adds something extra.” — kelleywatt

6. Halloween Pasta

Rave Review: “This pasta can be eaten any time but is best for Halloween. Very tasty and no need for sauce.” — JessieD

Halloween Pasta

Photo by bd.weld

7. Mummy Pizza

Rave Review: “Perfect! The kids on the block love these, thanks for sharing.” — Alynxia

8. Pumpkin Stew

Rave Review: “This is a family tradition on Halloween night! The first year I made it with beef the second with chicken. Both were fantastic! This year I’ll make it with chicken again and put more spices in it too. I’ll then add cheese on top for the last ten minutes of oven time! My family loves it! ” — Ashley Truthe

9. Halloween Jack-o’-Lantern Beef Pies

Rave Review: “We really enjoyed making this recipe! So much easier and cleaner than carving pumpkins…The cups were very hearty! I was surprised at how full I was. — Goerlie23

10. Homemade Sloppy Joes

Rave Review: “I love this recipe. I served them on Pumpkin sandwich rolls with jack-o’-lantern faces for a great Halloween-themed dinner.” — Gremolata

Homemade Slopy Joes

Photos by Gremolata

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