Chef John's Zombie Meatloaf
After seeing various versions of this Halloween-themed meatloaf on social media over the years, I decided it was time to post my very own. I've seen many approaches to this, such as covered in 'blood', or mummified in strips of pastry, but the ones wrapped in bacon always looked the most realistic, and the most appetizing.Sponsored By [object Object]
Mummified Meatballs in Crispy Potato Skin Coffins
Crispy potato skin coffins topped with cheesy mummified meatballs. Halloween never tasted so good! Homemade meatballs are best but feel free to use already prepared to save time and get a jumpstart on trick-or-treating.
Bloody Hand Sandwiches
I like to make these for Halloween parties. They are easy and really fun to make.
Meatless Mexican Stuffed Peppers
I'm not a big fan of traditional stuffed peppers, so I make mine Mexican-style! This dish was inspired by the Mexican seven-layer dip. I love to make them on Halloween and carve them to look like jack-o'-lanterns. Serve topped with sour cream and guacamole.
Ratloaf (Halloween Meatloaf)
What's better than gooey warm rat guts on Halloween? A quick and easy meatloaf that the youngsters can eat on the run! I've included a basic recipe, but feel free to use your family's favorite. Use pearl onions in place of the olives for a different look. The layer of crushed French-fried onions will resemble burnt fur! When you slice it, the 'guts' should ooze out and make quite an impression.
Halloween Jack-o'-Lantern Beef Pies
Yummy biscuit cups filled with spicy beef mixture and topped with Halloween pumpkin faces!
Spooky Spider Halloween Hot Dogs
Use crescent rolls and hot dogs to make this Halloween version of pigs in a blanket. Kids love them, and they are an easy snack for a Halloween party.
Mummy pizzas are creative, easy to make, and yummy! Perfect for dinner before Halloween trick-or-treating.
Sloppy Joes II
This is the recipe my mother used for sloppy joes and it always gets compliments!Sponsored By [object Object]
Homemade Sloppy Joes
Despite the name of this iconic retro dish, the secret to a great sloppy joe is a thick, rich, almost dry consistency, which allows the sandwich to be eaten with your hands. Serve on hamburger buns.Sponsored By [object Object]
Spooky Calzone Snake
I came up with this idea for Halloween. I baked it in an S shape after combining an egg yolk with food coloring (I made several colors with several yolks) and painted to make a colorful striped snake. I used various food items to make a tongue, nostrils, and eyes (olives, peppercorns, fruit roll-up, etc). It was a hit with the kids! Serve with spaghetti sauce for dipping.Sponsored By [object Object]
Stuffed Jack-O-Lantern Bell Peppers
My own stuffed bell pepper recipe with a festive twist for Halloween.Sponsored By [object Object]