Halloween isn’t all about sweet treats stashed away after trick-or-treating – we have some spine-tingling savoury recipes to try too. Whether you’re looking for a fun family feast or a seasonal grown-up supper, be inspired by our delicious dinner ideas and indulge in warming, comforting dishes.
Pumpkin curry with chickpeas
This seasonal curry is packed with flavour, using Thai yellow curry paste, lemongrass, cardamom, mustard seeds, lime and mint, along with a silky sauce enriched with coconut milk. It’s a fantastic vegan dish that feels special. Serve with naan and coconut rice for a real feast.
Witches’ brew (Pea & bacon chowder)
Hubble bubble, toil and trouble… this green soup is sure to delight any little witches or wizards! It’s the perfect way to use up frozen petits pois along with a few storecupboard ingredients. We’ve finished ours with a scattering of crisp streaky bacon, but vegetarians can rest assured, it’s just as delicious without.
Healthy Halloween stuffed peppers
Move over, pumpkin – did you know there are a whole range of alternative fruit and veg that you can carve to look like jack-o’-lanterns? Inspire the kids to get creative (under supervision) and carve their own freaky faces into bell peppers with a mixed grain filling. It’s a super-healthy dinner that tastes frightfully good too.
Halloween spider pizzas
Kids will love to help decorate these Halloween-themed pizzas. With a little care and attention, it’s easy to create an eerie spider pattern using salami, olives or peppers – or let them unleash their creativity and make their own mysterious masterpiece.
This one’s not for the faint hearted, but it’s sure to be a conversation starter. Top green tagliatelle with a jar of ready-made tomato sauce, then finish with the pièce de résistance – eerie ‘eyeballs’ made with cherry tomatoes and mozzarella balls. Ghoulish and gory, yes – but surprisingly tasty too!
Baked pumpkin fondue
Make pumpkin the star of the show with this bubbling three cheese fondue. Hollow out your pumpkin and bake until tender, then fill with a blend of emmental, gruyère and mature cheddar for a really indulgent dinner. Dip chunks of crusty bread, roast potatoes, or simply eat with a spoon – you’ll be able to scoop out chunks of soft, roasted pumpkin along with the melted cheese.
Hubble bubble pumpkin pot
Kids will love to get involved with conjuring up this tasty one-pot with leeks, bacon and pieces of pumpkin. It can be made in the microwave and only uses six ingredients – a lovely, fuss-free family dinner option that everyone will enjoy.
Meatballs with vine tomato sauce
These meatballs are easy to make and pair perfectly with pumpkin mash for a seasonal supper suitable for the whole family. We’ve mixed lean mince beef with onion, apple, red pepper and oregano and served with a rich tomato sauce. If you want to get ahead, you can make the meatballs ahead of time and store in the fridge for two days, or freeze for even longer.
What’s your favourite dinner to enjoy on Halloween? Let us know in the comments below…