OK, OK, we’re talking about a Crock Pot, but for Halloween a cauldron just sounds so much cooler! With the hustle and bustle that Halloween night can be, make one thing super easy on yourself — dinner. Load up your cauldron — or slow cooker — in the morning and by evening you’ve got a ready-to-eat meal that will fuel your trick-or-treaters for the candy trek ahead.
Chilis, soups, stews, maybe even some ghoul-ash, they all make hearty, satisfying dinners on one of falls most exciting nights.
This one is admittedly a little more laborious than the others, but if you make it in advance, you can let simmer on warm all day. Serve with a grilled cheese sandwich; trim the crusts by using a pumpkin or ghost cookie cutter! Or, try these mummy quesadillas!
Loaded with all the goodies you’d find on a well-stocked taco bar — black beans, roasted chicken, corn, tomatoes — but far less work or mess! We serve ours with a heaping scoop of guacamole, which could also double as Frankenstein brains!
It maybe meatless but it’s still big on flavor! This festive, seasonal chili recipe is super simple and a sure crowd-pleaser. Keep it simple with crackers, or bake a batch of our Vegan Blue Cornbread.
We promised ghoul-ash, and here it is! This recipe from MrFood.com calls for beef, but we’d make it leaner with pork tenderloin. Plain Greek yogurt can replace the sour cream, and if the kids would prefer elbow mac, swap that for the ribbon noodles.
Make this wildly easy dinner even more festive by carving Jack-O-Lantern faces in to the front of the peppers before stuffing and cooking. Also, if meatless won’t fly at your house, add ground turkey or shred a roasted chicken from the deli.
Cook this on low in the Crock Pot all day and you can skip the oven entirely. Serve on dinner rolls for tiny sandwiches and with these crisp and crunchy Butternut Squash fries for a complaint-free side of veggies.
As if this wasn’t already loaded with yummy goodness, from the beans to the spices, we like to serve ours over baked sweet potatoes. It’s a serious powerhouse dinner you can feel good about!
Loaded with veggies, tender beef, and fresh herbs, this one-pot dinner is ready to serve in just six or seven hours.