Halloween Main Dish Recipes

Looking for Halloween main dish recipes? Allrecipes has more than 30 trusted Halloween main dish recipes complete with ratings, reviews and baking tips.

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Chef John's Zombie Meatloaf

Rating: Unrated
11
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.
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Mummified Meatballs in Crispy Potato Skin Coffins

Rating: Unrated
4
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

Rating: Unrated
5
I like to make these for Halloween parties. They are easy and really fun to make.

Meatless Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Rating: Unrated
4
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)

Rating: Unrated
4
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

Rating: Unrated
12
Yummy biscuit cups filled with spicy beef mixture and topped with Halloween pumpkin faces!

Spooky Spider Halloween Hot Dogs

Rating: Unrated
2
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 Pizza

Rating: Unrated
4
Mummy pizzas are creative, easy to make, and yummy! Perfect for dinner before Halloween trick-or-treating.

Sloppy Joes II

Rating: Unrated
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This is the recipe my mother used for sloppy joes and it always gets compliments!
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Homemade Sloppy Joes

Rating: Unrated
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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.
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Spooky Calzone Snake

Rating: Unrated
60
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.
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Stuffed Jack-O-Lantern Bell Peppers

Rating: Unrated
154
My own stuffed bell pepper recipe with a festive twist for Halloween.
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Inspiration and Ideas

10 Halloween Dinner Ideas

Before you send them out the door, give your ghouls a hearty dinner.

Stuffed Jack-O-Lantern Bell Peppers

"Loved these! My son had a blast making these with me." – Milyhoou

Eyeball Sandwich

Rating: Unrated
3

Great for Halloween or whenever, this peanut butter sandwich with a twist is fun and delicious. Sliced green olives look like eyeballs and taste like mmmmm...