hand dipping Smoky Pumpkin Hummus and Pita Chips on platter with vegetables

Scary Simple Bites for Halloween Night

Publish Date October 13, 2023 2 Minute Read
Author MyMagazine Staff

Halloween night calls for an easy dinner that won’t get in the way of enjoying tricks and treats. We’ve rounded up a list of filling and festive bites that make sure you have plenty of time to focus on the fun part — adding festive accents that are sure to thrill little ghouls and goblins.

stuffed peppers

Stuffed Jack-O'-Lantern Peppers

Put a Halloween twist on stuffed peppers with this healthy and festive recipe boasting a savory mix of rotisserie chicken, rice and veggies.

Halloween pesto pasta with mozarella eye balls

Scary Good Pesto Pasta

This recipe quickly comes together to feed ghoulish guests’ monstrous appetites.

Jack-O-Lantern Quesadillas on a plate

Jack-O’-Lantern Quesadillas

Mixed with pumpkin, cheese and premade rotisserie chicken, these festive quesadillas toast up perfectly in the oven for a simple Halloween meal.

Witch Hat Dippers

Witch Hat Dippers

Quickly whip up these spellbinding bites in 20 minutes with four simple ingredients.

Jack-O’-Lantern Soup


Jack-O’-Lantern Soup

This cozy soup is a warm and comforting dish to enjoy before embarking on a night of trick-or-treating fun.

Smoky Pumpkin Hummus and Pita Chips

Smoky Pumpkin Hummus and Pita Chips

Whether you’re hosting a party or enjoying a quiet All Hallows’ Eve night, this flavorful dip will disappear fast.

Cherry-Boo Dark Chocolate Smoothie Bowl


Cherry-Boo Dark Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

Tiny ghosts and goblins will delight in this fruit-filled yet festive Halloween smoothie bowl.

3 Wicked Good Pizzas

Enjoy making these Halloween-themed pizzas all season long.

Snack Inspiration


Our Frozen Food Aisles feature plenty of frozen pizza options for a quick slice night. And with the extra time you save, you can add your own creepy-crawly toppings. To make olive spiders, halve pitted olives. Use one half as the body, placing it cut-side down on pizza. Slice the other half lengthwise into eight pieces for legs. Or use a whole pepperoni as the body and slice another into fine strips for legs. Bonus points for using olive pieces as eyes!

Ghostly Kebabs


Ghostly Kebabs

Add some scare factor (in an adorable way) with marshmallow ghosts. Simply use a foodsafe black marker to draw a ghastly face on regular marshmallows. Then thread them onto skewers between yummy fruits like strawberries, melon and kiwi.

Our Staff Answers


What’s your go-to quick and easy meal before trick-or-treating?


Chili! I put it on in the morning and it’s ready to go whenever anyone wants to eat. –Amanda O.


Slow-cooker pulled pork sandwiches with premade coleslaw! –Daniele C.


Chicken tenders, fries and a variety of sauces. –Kim A