Before you head out on your trick-or-treating adventure, you’re going to need some sustenance. We’ve scoured the internet to find the best Halloween dinners for you and your costumed crew. Keep reading for some ghastly inspiration, from spooky soba noodles to festive quesadillas.

Scary Delicious Spinach-Feta Pie

What’s the best way to get kids to eat their greens? Add cheese to it and bake it in puff pastry! This spinach-feta pie from Anastasia’s Kitchen is sure to be a hit with your whole crew, and it doesn’t hurt to get some veggies in before everybody pigs out on candy. Click here to get the recipe.

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Spider Sammies

For the easiest Halloween dinner ever, you have to make these cute grilled cheese sandwiches from Rachel Cooks. With pretzel legs and dried cranberry eyes, they only take a couple minutes longer to make than a normal grilled cheese, and that’s a win in our book. To get the recipe, click here.

Halloweenies

This just in: these mummies from Meg’s Everyday Indulgence are the cutest darn monsters you’ll see this Halloween. They’re also a snap to make—just grab some crescent dough and your fave hot dogs and you’re all set. Learn more here.

Spooky Soba

This soba-centric idea from Bento Monsters is equal parts creativity, adorable details, and tastiness. And despite looking like a work of art, these Halloween dishes are easy to make for your little monsters. Learn more here.

Candy Corn Quesadilla

Candy for dinner? Well, not quite—but these quesadillas from Boulder Locavore do channel classic Halloween candy corn in a big way. Best part? There’s triple the cheesy goodness. Learn more here.

Spirited Pizza

Boo! We’re digging the ghostly genius of this pizza idea from Lauren at Tastes Better From Scratch. It’s got gourmet impressiveness, kid-friendly flavors, and can be made with some team effort from the whole family. Plus, Tastes Better From Scratch has three other spooky toppings ideas! Learn more here.

Spider Web Soup

We want to award extra Halloween points to The Foodie and the Fix for coming up with a dinner that has tons of fall flavor and a simple spider decoration (Hint: for your own awesome webbing, it’s all about the coconut yogurt!). Learn more here.

Friendly Quesadillas

Simple, cheesy finger food? Sounds like a kid-pleaser to us! This idea from Once Upon a Cutting Board involves pumpkin, chicken, goat cheese, and oh-so-cute quesadillas—put it all together, and you’ll have a hit with pint-sized foodies. Learn more here.

Eyeball Meatballs

We guarantee some giggles when you serve up this dish from Boulder Locavore. The kids will get a kick out of “eyeballs” in their pasta—and you’ll love that it’s a healthier twist on a Halloween meal. Learn more here.

Severed Fingers

We’ve got to hand it to Party Tipz for coming up with a truly creative way to serve up hot dogs on Halloween. Add ketchup for an extra “bloody” dinner that little ghouls will love. Learn more here.

Pumpkin-Inspired Pizza Pockets

Your kid crew will go gaga for these homemade pizza pockets from Dinner at the Zoo. They’re inspired by jack-o-lanterns and are the perfect pepperoni addition to your Halloween evening. Learn more here.

Lovable Olive Spider

Talk about an artistic arachnid! ABCs & Garden Peas has come up with a genius way to top a Halloween quesadilla—olive spiders! Add sour cream webbing, and you’ve got all the makings for a spooky-tasty meal. Learn more here.

Witchy Veggies

Need a magical way to get the kids to eat their veggies? How about this idea from Boulder Locavore, which involves arranging crudité edibles to look like a screaming witch. Now that’s what we call fun with food! Learn more here.

Skull Lasagna

Take your Halloween to a new level with this spooky lasagna from Brick Star. Your pint-sized chefs will love getting creative with the toppings—but they’ll love eating the cheesy result even more. Learn more here.

Ghoulish Pasta Salad

Looking for an easy way to make Halloween a little healthier? Smile Sandwich has you covered with this festive and oh-so-cute pasta salad. The flavors are light and refreshing but the star of the show is the jack-o-lantern cucumber slices. (Psst! Don’t like cucumber? Sub in zucchini instead!) Learn more here.

—Abigail Matsumoto

 

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