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16 Fun And Delicious Halloween Recipes

Halloween is around the corner, and whether you are hosting a party or attending a potluck, here are some tasty recipes from Something New For Dinner and around the web to make your Halloween delicious.

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Halloween Eyeball MartiniHalloween Eyeball Martini | Something New For Dinner

Here is my latest Halloween cocktail. There are a lot of Halloween themed cocktails out there that look good, but dissappoint when it comes to taste. This one is sure to please. Vodka, St. Germain, lemon, lychee and Luxardo cherries. How can you go wrong? 


Spooky MeringuesSpooky Merengues | Something New For Dinner

I love these Spooky Meringues ghosts by my food blogging pal, Rafaella Sargi. You can use store-bought meringues and add your own faces or start from scratch with your own meringue and really get creative. Use these edible pens to draw on the faces. 


Tipsy Maple Corn

This recipe, created by Tom Hirschfeld of Bona Fide Farm Food, was a Food52 Best Halloween Treats contest finalist. How could this popcorn not be over-the-top delicious? It is popped in bacon grease, glazed with a bourbon, maple and butter sauce, seasoned with salt and pepper and garnished with peanuts and bits of pancetta. Really??? This may be the most perfect food ever imagined with its sweet, salty, boozy, crunchiness!


Pumpkin HummusPumpkin Hummus | Something New For Dinner

 This scrumptious looking pumpkin hummus is served with cinnamon "sugar" tortilla chips that actually contain no sugar.  This seasonal twist on hummus is a perfect appetizer for your Halloween bash. This recipe is from Taylor of Food, Faith, Fitness.


Mom's ChiliMom's Chili | Something New For Dinner

For me, a bowl of chili is the quintessential Halloween dinner. When my kids were little we always had a big pot of my chili brewing and ready to go for after their trick or treating extravaganza had ended. I serve mine with lots of condiments - chopped lettuce, tomatoes, grated cheese, diced avocado, cilantro, green onions, tortilla chips and maybe a dollop of sour cream. 


Simple Baked Italian Oregano Meatballs

These meatballs look so darned delicious. Tieghan Gerard, of Half Baked Harvest developed the recipe to serve on pasta. For Halloween I would serve miniature meatballs with toothpicks for appetizers or make big gooey meatball sandwiches. Whatever you decide, these meatballs are sure to be a hit. 


Sweet Potato, Prosciutto And Caramelized Onion PizzaSweet Potato Pizza | Something New For DInner

This no-flour pizza is delicious and easy to prep in advance so you can make them on demand. If you are gluten-free, or just looking for something veggie-dense and healthy to offset Halloween's treats, this is the pizza for you. The secret is making the caramelized onions in advance. Prep all the ingredients and heat up your oven. Each pizza takes 5 minutes to assemble and 20 minutes to bake. 


Baked Parmesan Pumpkin FriesBaked Parmesan Pumpkin Fries | Something New For Dinner

There is more to make with pumpkins than jack-o-lanterns and pies. Check out these spicy pumpkin fries from Cassie at Back To Her Roots. Prep the fries in advance and then throw a batch in the oven when your trick-o-treaters walk in the door.


Black Bean SoupBlack Bean Soup | Something New For Dinner

Our scholarship recipient, Rikesh Raichura, shared his recipe for this delicious, easy-to-make and economical soup that would make a great Halloween one-pot dinner. I made a few variations to his original recipe, because I always do. Thank you Rikesh for sharing!


One Skillet Chicken And Burrito DipChicken Burrito Dip | Something New For Dinner

Here is something decadent and gooey, without being sweet to brighten up your Halloween celebration. Created by Almost Super Mom, who has a focus on paleo, gluten free and dessert recipes. 


Spiced Carrot Soup

Spiced Carrot Soup | Something New For Dinner

This is one of my favorite fall soups, and it works particularly well in Southern California because it can be served hot or cold. We never know what our Fall weather will be like, so if Halloween is hot, like the 95 degree weather we are experiencing today, I would serve this soup icy cold. If we have rain and cool weather this soup is wonderful hot.


Halloween Layered Jello TreatsHalloween Jello | Something New For Dinner

My kids loved these flubbery layered jello treats when they were little. Here is my Halloween version, but it can be made with any colors to celebrate any holiday, or make a rainbow version with red, yellow, orange, green, blue and purple jello. It takes a bit of fridge time between layers, so plan to make this jello when you have a slow day at home, or make the layers over a day or two.

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Roasted Carrots With Avocado And Black Garlic

I got a kick out of this recipe as it was included in a party menu created by Salt House entitled A Halloween Menu That Doesn't Suck. I instantly liked Sarah Ashley Schiear, the creator of Salt House. There is a lot of Halloween junk on the internet. These carrots are gorgeously festive with their orange, green and black coloration, healthy and delicious. Way to go, Ashley!


Cauliflower Patties With Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Here is another dish that will help keep your Halloween diet healthy and on track. Created by Priya, an engineer by profession, and the cook and photographer behind Akshayapaatram, a food blog focusing on Indian food. 


Pumpkin FlanPumpkin Flan | Something New For Dinner

I love this pumpkin flan. It is spicy, creamy and not too sweet. I found the recipe years ago in the November 2005 issue of Gourmet Magazine. Don't judge by the photograph, it was one of my earlier endeavors. I'll make a note to myself to reshoot this one soon, because it is definitely a keeper.


Halloween Candy BarkHalloween Candy Bark | Something New For Dinner

When my kids were little we always donated our Halloween candy to minimize the ongoing consumption. But here is a genius idea for repurposing your Halloween candy from Natalie of Wee Eats.


Wishing you all a wonderful Halloween! For a chuckle, check out my post on the 7 Life Stages of Halloween. Can you relate?


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