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Discover spooky supper recipes and devilish dinner ideas to feast on at Halloween, from jack-o'-lantern stuffed peppers to scary spider pizzas and pumpkin soup.

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.

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For more seasonal suppers and spooky snacks, cast your eyes over our wide selection of Halloween recipes and Halloween party recipes.

1. Creamy pumpkin pasta

Bowl of pumpkin pasta topped with parmesan

Transform your pumpkin leftovers into a silky smooth sauce which works brilliantly with chunky pasta like rigatoni or penne. Simply blitz the cooked pumpkin flesh then combine with creamy mascarpone and nutty parmesan. This comforting dinner is perfect for topping up your energy levels before an evening of trick-or-treating - it's so good, you might not want to leave the house!

Creamy pumpkin pasta

2. Witches' brew (Pea & bacon chowder)

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.

Witches' brew (Pea & bacon chowder)

3. Healthy Halloween stuffed peppers

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.

Healthy Halloween stuffed peppers

4. Halloween spider pizzas

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.

Halloween spider pizzas

5. Eyeball pasta

Eyeball pasta

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!

Eyeball pasta

6. Baked pumpkin fondue

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.

Baked pumpkin fondue

7. Spicy pumpkin soup

Three bowls of pumpkin soup

Heading out for a chilly evening of trick-or-treating? A bowl of warming pumpkin soup is just what you need to raise the spirits. We've given this classic recipe an extra kick with a hint of chilli plus extra flavour from spices such as cumin garam masala and ginger. Finish with a swirl of cream and crunchy roast pumpkin seeds for a supercharged autumnal dinner.

Spicy pumpkin soup

8. Hubble bubble pumpkin pot

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.

Hubble bubble pumpkin pot

9. Gory guts pizza tear 'n' share bread

Tear 'n' share bread in twisted shapes

Grab a piece of this 'gut-wrenching' pizza bread, complete with blood red tomato sauce and oozing cheese centre. Perfect for a Halloween party bash, you can easily customise with the fillings of your choice.

Gory guts pizza tear 'n' share bread

10. Pumpkin curry with chickpeas

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.

Pumpkin curry with chickpeas

11. Stuffed pumpkin

Stuffed pumpkin with rice filling

Entertaining a large crowd? This stunning vegan stuffed pumpkin is sure to cause a stir. Packed with a fragrant mixture of herb and apple-infused rice with crunchy pecans and ruby red pomegranates, it's the perfect plant-based feast for all gourmet ghouls.

Stuffed pumpkin

12. Meatballs with vine tomato sauce

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.

Meatballs with vine tomato sauce

More ghoulishly good Halloween inspiration...

All you need for Halloween
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Halloween cocktails
Healthy Halloween recipes
Halloween baking recipes
Kids' Halloween ideas

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