PART OF Halloween

17 Ways to Eat Your Jack-O-Lanterns

Spooky faces are burning in windows and on porches. Isn't it time you carved one into your dinner? Whether you go for a snack, entree, dessert or all three, these pumpkin-shaped dishes will amuse kids and adults alike.

Jack-O-Lantern Oranges

"I had so much fun making these! I was actually much easier scooping out the orange than I thought it would be. They were a big hit with the kids!"

-Wish I Could Cook

Jack-O-Lantern Cracker Cookies

"These are really cute; I made them for a Halloween party along with with the Nutter Butter ghosts."


Jack-O-Lantern Cake

"A plain or chocolate-dipped ice cream cone makes a great stem. This is a great cake; kids adore it."


Jack-O-Lantern Sloppy Joe Pie

"This is so much fun to make and kids love it! You'll never have to worry about leftovers. It's even good for adult parties... but you might want to increase the heat level with a hotter salsa or seasonings."

-Bonnie Hawkins of Elkhorn, Wisconsion

Jack-O-Lantern Pasta Dinner

"This is such a fun idea! I loved making (and eating) these! Easy to make and they taste really good too. A great, simple Halloween recipe!"


Giant Glowing Pumpkin Cookies

"We frosted the tops with colored frosting and then decorated with jimmies. My kids had fun decorating them!"



"I made this dish for a Halloween weekend supper. Everyone saw it and laughed, then dug in. It was enjoyed by all and there were no leftovers."

-Caroline Cooks

Rice Krispies Jack-O-Lantern

"This was a huge hit with both the kids and parents. It looks impressive and it's so easy to make! Thanks for the cool idea!"


Mac & Cheese Jack-O-Lantern

Try this cute and easy way to turn your mac and cheese into a jack-o-lantern for Halloween.

Jack-O-Lantern Sandwiches

"Here's a simple Halloween treat for your ghoulies, both young and old. You can let the kids do the decorating on these tasty open-face sandwiches."


Nacho Pizza Jack-O-Lanterns

These glowing jack-o-lantern pizzas are guaranteed to carve a grin on the face of even the fiercest little ghoul.

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

"I made these to share with neighbors and they were a big hit! We devoured them! Next time I'll serve them topped with homemade caramel sauce!"

-Sydney Mike

Pumpkin Cupcakes Cake

"The overall result looked amazing! I imagine kids would love placing all the M&Ms on the top. What a fab way to use cupcakes!"


Dinner in a Pumpkin

"I have had this every year on Halloween for as long as I can remember! I love how some people have cut the pumpkin top... so cute! We always draw a face on the pumpkin with a permanent marker."


Jack-O-Lantern Cheeseburger Pie

"I made this for our Halloween dinner and my family got a big kick out of it. It looked great and very festive. I plan on making it again soon."


Pumpkin Cake-O-Lantern

"This is a great cake for a large crowd. Even though it may look hard to make, it isn't. It was a fun project and my family loved it!"


Great Pumpkin Cookie

"Delicious cookies! My boys loved them. I found that spraying the spatula with nonstick cooking spray really helped when shaping them."


Bonus: Pumpkin Seeds

Don't forget to save the seeds when you’re carving your Jack-O-Lantern — they bake into a wonderful snack.