PART OF Halloween

Top 100 Halloween Recipes

With these creative and tasty recipes, you'll be counting down the days to spooky season!

Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Skulls

“A portable way to eat your buffalo chicken pizza!”

-Jonathan Melendez

Pumpkin Cake Roll With Cream Cheese Filling

“I tried this and it was fantastic! My first jelly roll cake and it was a success.”


Bloody Red Wine Pasta With Mozzarella Bats

A vampire-approved dinner. Immortal? Skip the garlic.

Frankenstein Snack Cakes

Frankenstein once said, “Satan has his companions, fellow-devils, to admire and encourage him; but I am solitary and detested.” Now it's your turn to break the mold by making Frankenstein a few tasty, matcha-infused pals.

Dinner in a Pumpkin

“So yummy! I’m making this again for a friend who’s having a Halloween party. It was perfect here, and will be there as well!”

-Miss Diggy

Slow-Cooker Rustic Lamb Stew

"A hearty and heart-warming stew. Home-style cooking at its best! The gravy was bread-dipping delicious, and the lamb and vegetables were fork tender.”


Marbled Eyeball Cake

"A dessert that doubles as decor for your Halloween celebration."

-Ashley Holt

Monster Meringues

Transform simple, colored meringues into a family of monsters. Just use your imagination and some edible eyes!


“This is a great, basic schnitzel recipe! It was so easy to follow and turned out great. I served it with mashed potatoes and green beans.”

-Jonathan Melendez

Spooky Eyeball Tacos

"So easy and fun! I made them in about half an hour."


Peanut Butter Pumpkins

“Very yummy and rich! They’re so adorable, and you could use these at anytime of the year! At Christmas, do stars or a tree. At Valentine's day, do hearts. At Easter, make eggs! The possibilities are endless.”

-Miss Diggy

Dark & Creepy Chocolate Cake

“This cake was fun putting together and I included everything in the recipe! Great tasting and the center of attention.”

-Sydney Mike

Pumpkin Ravioli With Sage Butter Sauce

“I’ve made this recipe before and we just absolutely loved it. I would definitely recommend this recipe to others, specially for romanic occasions!”


Halloween Poke Cake

“I made this for my family last year for Halloween and they loved it! I think this will be a yearly tradition for us.”

-cowgirl kari

Halloween Butterfinger Eyes

"These were great! They were a hit at our halloween party. All the kids and adults were creeped out, yet still all had to try them!”


Jack-O-Lantern Pasta Dinner

"This is just awesome! I love this idea. It’s fun and so easy! I like that these are more on the cute side of spooky. The way the bell pepper got a bit softer and developed some spooky brown spots. A huge hit!”


Ham, Zucchini & Pumpkin Risotto

“This is a very filling meal! I really enjoyed it. It uses garden veggies that you don’t usually have many recipes for.”

-Audrey Chapman

Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

"I made this for a church hayride party and it was a hit. I used two 8" round pans to make it into a layer cake and added pumpkin pie spice to the cream cheese frosting!”


Bloodshot Eyeballs

"A close friend and I made these together for Halloween while watching scary movies. These were a lot of fun to make and I appreciate the fact that they’re so simple yet end up looking so neat!”


Brownie Haunted House

A simple trick with marshmallow makes this cake extra spooky.

Chocolate Spiders

"These were so fun to make, even as an adult! It would be great fun with kids as well. All in all, a quick recipe that's fun and tasty!"


Pizza Skulls

“These are so fun. I made them last Halloween! I can’t wait to make these again.”


Pumpkin Cake-O-Lantern

“I made this last fall and it was a big hit. A great cake for a large crowd. Even though it looks like it might be hard to make, it isn't. It was a fun project, and my family loved it!"


Chocolate & Pumpkin Trifle

The Headless Horseman is a bit less terrifying and a lot more flavorful with layer upon layer of pumpkin pudding and chocolate cake stuffed inside his menacing grin.

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!”


Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cake

“I made this tonight and my kids were in sugar heaven. This was a special treat so we went all out, and any kid who likes Reese's will love this! Not hard to make at all.”


Harry Potter's Acid Pops

"Very fun, easy and a huge hit at my nine year-old's Halloween party this year! The kids were all thrilled.”

-A la Carte

Tikka Chicken With Pumpkin Curry

“I loved this recipe. This all started with a can of pumpkin that I wanted to use, but what a nice surprise! I’m vegetarian, so I subbed some ‘mock’ chicken and it worked very well. My two picky kids also enjoyed it!”


Jalapeño Popper Mummies

What a fun way to catch your guests eye at your next Halloween party! These are fun to assemble for both kids and adults.

Taco Nacho Pizza Jack-O-Lanterns

"These are so fun to both make and eat! We loved the meat and bean mixture; it tasted fantastic along with the toppings we used for the faces. What more could you wish for with a Halloween recipe?"


Streusel Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

“It’s like a yummy pumpkin cheesecake, except in bar form! It turned out so rich and wonderful. At least eight people at work requested the recipe. I’ll for sure be making these again!”

-Mama Dia

Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup

“This recipe was even better than Olive Garden's! Very satisfying. I served it for dinner with a salad and dinner rolls and everyone was happy. A definite new favorite in my family!”


Mummy-Shaped Cheese Ball

Mummification has never tasted better.

Garlic Baked Brie Spider

A creepy, crawly, cheesy arachnid appetizer. This spider is sure to weave webs of deliciousness with brie, garlic, herbs, prosciutto and crispy puff pastry.

Pumpkin & Bacon Pasta Sauce

“This is a real treat. Super easy and delicious! I wish I had tried it earlier.”


Frankenstein Sushi

A playfully haunting sushi that will scare you into wanting more.

Cheese Ball

“This is the best cheese ball ever! Super simple and cheap. Everyone complimented me at the Halloween party.”


Halloween Monster Cake

“I’ve made this cake for my husband’s birthday for at least four years. It’s absolutely delicious! Tell someone they are very special by making them this cake.”


Pumpkin & Lentil Lasagna

"Astounding! The sauce doesn’t look great but tastes so amazingly good! My husband and I were truly gobsmacked. We’ll make this again when pumpkins are back in season.”

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Pumpkin Cheese Fondue

“A very nice and delicious idea! The presentation of serving the fondue in a pumpkin is just wonderful.”

-Chef Schluff

Savory Fried Pumpkin Ravioli

"These were amazing! The filling is so good. I loved the ricotta blended with the pumpkin. It’s good even on it's own! I can't wait to make them again."

-Jonathan Melendez

Werewolf Paws

Basic sugar cookies transform into these fearsome claws with a little help from the full moon.

Giant Glowing Pumpkin Cookies

“We frosted the tops with colored icing and decorated them with sprinkles. My kids had fun making these!”


Pumpkin Cupcakes Cake

"This is such a fun Halloween recipe! I imagine kids would love placing all the M&Ms on the top. What a fab way to use cupcakes!"



Purple People Eaters just got a lot more wholesome.

Autumn Kit Kat Layer Cake

"Never did I think I would be able to make such a fun cake by myself, but I did! Needless to say the kids had a blast!"


Delicious Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

“I made these to share with a neighbor couple, and what a big hit! We devoured them plain and simple, and they were wonderful!”

-Sydney Mike

Jack-O-Lantern Oranges

"Adorable, tasty and healthy. It was nice how the orange juice keeps the apples from browning.”


Charlie Brown's The Great Pumpkin Cookies

“Very good! I added walnuts to some in addition to the chocolate and cinnamon. They were delicious as well!”


Googly Eyes

“These were a huge hit at the Halloween party we threw two years ago! The kids still talk about them.”


Roasted Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Pilau

“This is a wonderfully seasoned dish. This was served with pork ribs!”


Jack-O-Lantern Cake

"A plain or chocolate dipped ice cream cone makes a great stem. This is a great cake. The kids adore it. I’ve been using it for about five years now.”


Ritz Jack-O-Lantern Cookies

“These are really cute! I made them for a Halloween party with nutter butter ghosts.”


Favorite Cheesecake Squares

“I made this for a potluck lunch at work. What I loved the most was how quick it was to make. The crust is easy with the perfect texture, and the filling is so yummy!”


Vampire Cookies

"I made these for Halloween and my teen daughter got a kick out of them!”


Yeti Baked Alaska

Delicious layers of frosty ice cream and sponge hidden under an icy marshmallow exterior.

M&M Rice Krispie Treats

"I made these yesterday and our guests loved them. My husband and I are currently enjoying the leftovers this morning. During the process of melting the butter and marshmallows, have the candy in the freezer. I did this and they didn't melt!”

-Erica K.

Ecto Lime Cooler

“A green cocktail for Halloween or St. Paddy’s day!”


Creamy Chicken & Pumpkin Pasta

“I loved the sweetness of the squash and the brininess of the olives! I salt and peppered a whole chicken breast, cooked it and let it cool just enough to slice before adding it back to the sauce/pasta. I garnished it with fresh basil!”


Snicker Bar Salad

“Very good when I had it! Another delicious way to make it is to sub coconut for cherries and top it with chocolate cool whip!”

-Christi M.

Gingerbread Skeletons

"I used these with dinosaur cookie cutters. They looked like fossils, so cute! They were a big hit for my son's dinosaur birthday party.”


Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

“Excellent! I used butter and Cajun seasoning, and boy did they smell good baking! It tastes amazing as well.”



A tropical, refreshing, slushie riff on the Blue Hawaii.

Easy French Onion Soup

"Outstanding, easy and satisfying. I used reduced-fat Swiss cheese and a bit more than a dash of Worcestershire sauce. A great recipe!”


Paula Deen's Monster Cookies

“I’ve made these before and they’re great! This is a perfect base recipe to play around with.”

-Serenity Baker

Halloween Sandwich Treats

“Turn simple sandwiches into an impressive Halloween spread. We like to serve these with hot pumpkin or squash soup.”


Pumpkin Cake with Orange Glaze

"Very good spice cake! This makes a big fluffy cake and fills up the whole Bundt pan. It was nice and moist, and the orange glaze was a wonderful addition.”



"So cute and easy! We used a pub cheese spread, all natural olives and 21-grain bread so it was a pretty healthy snack. My one and three year-old kids loved using a glass to cut out the circles, spread the cheese and make the faces."


Moroccan-Style Pumpkin & Couscous Salad

“This is a delicious couscous salad! All the flavors go so well together. Even though it doesn’t have many spices in it, it’s very flavorful and surprisingly spicy!”


Caramel Apple Cookies

"Delicious cookies and perfect for fall! A little chewy and very tasty.”


Deluxe Caramel Corn

“What a great treat last night! We didn’t want to go out for snacks. Popcorn, peanuts and pretzels all in one? A great treat and a saver for me!”

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Riverdale Diner Cake

“A tribute to Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe, this dessert is a milkshake in cake form. It’s as vibrant and dark as the town Riverdale.”

-Arlyn Osborne

Moroccan Vegetable Stew With Couscous

“This was so yummy! I doubled the ingredients to make it a full week’s meal prep for lunch.”

-Clementine D.

Great Pumpkin Cookie

"These are great pumpkin cookies! I used a pumpkin cookie cutter to help me form them, otherwise I'm pretty sure mine would have turned out looking like little blobs!”


Peanut Butter Cup Trifle

"I made this exactly as the recipe states. Absolutely a crowd-pleaser!"



"This is a winner! I made this tonight for dinner and garnished it with chopped tomatoes, diced avocado and some sour cream. Just delish, my husband inhaled it!”


Dem Bones

The cutest pick-up sandwiches for anything Halloween. Ring in spooky season the right way.

Severed Fingers Halloween Cookies

“I like these cookies because they’re easy to make, look great and taste good! I like that they’re not too sweet.”


The Re-Animator

An herbaceous, refreshing riff on the Gin and Tonic, with a syringe injecting the liqueurs.

Skeleton Slab Pie

When the Demon Barber makes dessert, he does it with deadly flair.

Mummy Dogs

"These are so fun to make, and really effective! They look great with their little mustard seed eyes! I can only imagine how great kids would think these were."


Pirate Pasta

A perfect meal for a cool fall night! This is a dish that the family will rave over.

Red Velvet Lava Skulls

“Mini red velvet lava cakes shaped like skulls to add a spooky element to your Halloween dessert table!”

-Jonathan Melendez

Pumpkin Pie

"This pumpkin pie is to die for. The best pumpkin pie I’ve ever made. I love the use of ginger. Many pumpkin pies call for clove and this did not, which I believe is the secret to an amazing pumpkin pie."


Candy Apples

"My nieces spent last weekend with us and we made these. We had so much fun! They turned out just like the ones we get at the fair.”


Halloween Eyeball Cookies

"These turned out way cute! I made a double batch — half for my five year-olds kindergarten party and the other half to take to my mom's Halloween night.”


Tortellini With Pumpkin-Sage Butter

"Yum! I cut the butter in half and thinned the sauce out with some of the salted pasta water. It was wonderful! Perfect for the first few days of fall.”


Sticky Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls

"These are great. I used creamy peanut butter instead of chunky and M&Ms. These are really similar to the ones my mom used to make when I was little.”

-Queen Dana

Severed Hand Pies

Sloppy Joe filling or BRAAAINS? Whichever you prefer, the zombies in your life won’t be able to resist these savory pies.

Iced Pumpkin Cookies

"These were delicious and that icing? Amazing! Super easy to make. These didn’t last long!”


Sweet & Spicy Vegetarian Chili

"This chili was delicious! This is one of the few recipes that tastes best just like it is. Definitely a keeper!”



Enjoy the many faces of Halloween, bite by bite.

Kittencal's Caramel Apples

“I’ve tried to make caramel apples from scratch before but the caramel always slides off. This recipe was amazing! It worked out perfectly. It’s worth waiting for the caramel to reach the perfect temperature.”

-Jonathan Melendez

Witchy-Poo Fingers

“I made these last night for Halloween! They’re great. They look creepy and actually are right tasty. They were simple to make!”


Jelly Skull Shots

“Slurp down your next Jell-O shot by layering different gelatins in a skull-shaped pan.”

-Jonathan Melendez

Mahogany Beef Stew

"This was a terrific stew! The flavors went so well together, we loved it. I served it over some garlic mashed potatoes. Yum!”


Yummy Mummy Cheese Spread

“I used this idea for decorating my own homemade spicy pimento cheese for a Halloween work potluck. Very cute!"

-Cynthia M.

Spooktacular Halloween Graveyard Cake

"A very fun cake to make with my kids, and yummy too!"


Sausage & Red Bean Stew

“Outstanding! Really easy to prepare with a zippy flavor. I can’t wait for tomorrow so I can eat it again after all the flavors have had time to mix and mingle!”


Ghost-Busted Piñata Cake

"This cake is both a trick and a treat — a ghostly delight filled with red velvet cake and candy."

-Zac Young