Random Halloween Recipes
Halloween side dish #1 – Macaroni & Cheese Graveyard – Bake your traditional macaroni and cheese in a casserole dish. Before placing it in the oven, top with a large amount of breadcrumbs, completely covering the surface. While baking, use black gel icing on a few crackers, spelling out “R.I.P.” After having baked until golden brown on top, gently take the macaroni and cheese out of the oven, and carefully stick the cracker tombstones into the top of the ‘graveyard.’ Check out a recipe for this baked dish here: Vintage Recipe Classic: Baked Macaroni & Cheese.
Halloween side dish #2 – Frankenstein Fingers – Cut celery into many 4″ (or longer) lengths. Celery pieces can be filled with peanut butter, cream cheese or a creamy dip. Place one large raisin at the end of each filled section of celery to add the ‘fingernail’ to your spooky green fingers.
Halloween side dish #3 – Devilled Egg Eyeballs – Bring a dozen eggs to a boil (about ten minutes), then let sit until the water cools (this helps the shells to peel easily, rather than crumbling apart). When cool, peel the shell from each egg and wash lightly. Cut each egg in half, scoop out the yolk and place in a medium-sized bowl. Sprinkle salt and pepper into the bowl, and mash the yolks together. Add mayonnaise and mustard until reaching your desired taste and texture. Lastly, add green food coloring and mix. Gently fill each egg white half with the green mixture, then top with a small black olive or raisin to finish off your scary ‘eyeballs.’
Halloween side dish #4 – Pumpkin Brains– Take a small pie pumpkin (also called “sugar pumpkin”) and cut in half, then scoop out the seeds. Take any variety of deli salad – macaroni salad, potato salad, or others – and add green or red food coloring to it, then mix thoroughly. Scoop the colored salad into the pumpkin for a fun presentation. Alternatively, place salad into a bowl and sit the bowl in the pumpkin (the pumpkin can then be roasted later, and the insides scooped out for pies, cookies, bread, etc.). Check out this recipe for macaroni salad: The Most Amazing Macaroni Salad Recipe Ever!
Halloween side dish #5 – Blood & Guts Cheese Dip – A cheese dip can be served with nachos, chips, vegetables, crackers or many other side snacks. For this spooky dip, simply take a recipe for a cheese dip – like this one: Easy Pumpkin Cheese Dip Recipe – and add plenty of red food coloring for the ‘bloody’ effect. Try cutting up red pepper slices and adding some of these into the dip or having them nearby as dipping items.
For a variety of other spooky Halloween dishes, visit “Halloween Appetizer Recipes” at RazzleDazzle Recipes.