Even if you are not an exceptional cook, during Halloween you can experiment with food because even if it does not come as the picture perfect, you can always say it resembles some gruesome monster. Here are the ingredients for five easy and fun family friendly Halloween recipes.
1. Mummy Pizza For Halloween
Ingredients for the Mummy Pizza for your kids:
- 2 ciabatta rolls (or rectangular bread)or round bagels;
- 4 tablespoons sun-dried tomato pesto or pizza sauce;
- 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese or cheese sticks;
- 2 small zucchini (optional);
- 4 black olives
To make these mummy pizzas just start by heating the oven. Cut the ciabatta rolls or bagels and spread with sun-dried tomato pesto or pizza sauce. If using zucchini, spread mozzarella cheese and thinly slice the zucchini. Place in the oven until cheese starts to melt. Place the black olives.
If you don’t want to use zucchini, instead of mozzarella cheese use cheese sticks or even thinly sliced cheese and place them on the sauce, diagonally. Put in the oven until slightly starting to melt. Place the black olives.
2. Easy Halloween School Lunches For Kids
With just some cookies cutters you can make such fun and amazing lunches that not only your children will love but also their friends.
You can also make your child’s fruit snack even more enjoyable by using a marker and turn a clementine into a pumpkin.
3. Taco Stuffed Peppers For Halloween Dinner
Dinner time can also be fun and healthy during Halloween. Your children will definitely enjoy eating these Taco Stuffed Peppers. You may also ask them to help you creating the different faces.
- 5 – 6 medium to large orange bell peppers;
- 1lb lean ground beef;
- 2 tbsp taco seasoning;
- 1/2 – 1 cup salsa;
- 1 cup cooked rice;
- 1 – 2 cups shredded cheese;
- toppings of your choice lettuce, tomato, sour cream, cilantro
Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes
Making this recipe is pretty easy. Start off by washing, cut off the top (keep the top for later) cleaning the peppers. Carefully carve jack-o-lantern faces on the peppers. Depending on the consistency of your peppers, determine whether you need to cook them slightly for a least 10 minutes.
Brown the ground beef, drain any grease and return to the stove top. Add the taco seasoning with 1/8 of a cup water and mix well. Add the salsa and previously cooked rice, stir and let simmer for 5 minutes.
Stuff the bell peppers and sprinkle cheese on each of the peppers. Place the tops of the peppers and put in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes. When ready, place toppings of your choice.
4. Halloween Eyeball Pasta For Kids
This Halloween turn your regular pasta into this spooky eyeball pasta. All you need extra from your usual pasta is mozzarella and black olives.
- 1 lb. ground beef;
- 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
- 1/4 c. Panko bread crumbs;
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley;
- 1 large egg, beaten;
- Kosher salt;
- Freshly ground black pepper;
- 1 lb. spaghetti;
- 1 1/2 c. marinara, warmed;
- Ciliegine, cut into rounds;
- Black olives, sliced crosswise into rounds
To make these Eyeball pasta start off by heating the oven at 400 degrees and line a large baking sheet.
In a large bowl, mix beef, onion, breadcrumbs, garlic, parsley and egg. Season with salt and pepper. Once all the ingredients have amalgamated together shape into 1 inch balls and place on the baking sheet.
Bake the meatballs for approximately 13 minutes, then on each meatball add a piece of cheese and olive to create “eyeballs”. Bake until the cheese has melts for approximately an additional 2 minutes.
In the meantime, cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions. Drain and transfer to a platter.
Pour the marinara sauce over the spaghetti and place the meatballs randomly.
5. Frankesnstein Boo-ritos - Halloween Wrap
This awesome Frankenstein Boo-ritos are easy and fun to make (taken from Taste of Home). This kid friendly recipe will definitely have your kids ask for more.
Ingredients Frankenstein Boo-ritos – Wrap :
- 1 envelope (5.6 ounce) Spanish rice and pasta mix;
- 2 cups cubed cooked chicken;
- 1 can (15-1/4 ounce) whole kernel corns, drained;
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounce) diced tomatoes drained;
- 8 Spinach tortillas;
- Toppings: sour cream, blue corn tortilla chips, cubed and shredded cheese, ripe olives and sweet red pepper.
Prep time in total: 25 minutes
Start off by preparing the Spanish rice and pasta mix as per the package directions. Mix in the already cooked chicken, corn, tomatoes and heat through.
Spoon the rice mixture on each tortilla wrap and fold the wrap.
To create the face on each burrito use the toppings.
Enjoy the kids faces as the look in awe at the Frankenstein Boo-rito.
We hope we have inspired you to make some awesome Halloween food this year.
Have a Spooky Halloween with your kids 🙂