Whether you’re fueling up for a night of trick-or-treating or sitting down for a sophisticated (and festive!) feast with friends, these Halloween dinner ideas are perfect for October 31. We rounded up recipes for your entire menu, including scary-good Halloween appetizers, main dishes full of fall vegetables, boo-zy beverages and, of course, tasty treats to end a night of tricks. Under 30-minute, one-pan meals are made for cooking after work before getting the kids in costume while delicious roasts and warming soup recipes would be fit for a feast with Count Dracula himself.
Kick things off with a cauldron full of any Halloween cocktail — complete with a ghoulish garnish — then sit down to a dinner featuring family-favorite ingredients and seasonal produce. Try classic roast chicken on a bed of fennel and squash or vegetarian pizza topped with fall mushrooms. Find familiar flavors like maple, cinnamon, ginger and more, plus comfort classics like mac and cheese or crowd-pleasing tacos. End the night with chocolatey ghost-topped tarts, caramel apples, creepy Halloween desserts or any one of our spooky-sweet options.
Perfect for eating on the couch with a classic Halloween movie or enjoying before a rowdy night of Halloween party games (pumpkin ring toss, anyone?), these Halloween dinners will help your October 31 be the best one yet. Happy Halloween!