5 Best Halloween Dishes

These 5 best Halloween dishes are great choices for before and after you enjoy your Halloween tomfoolery. Fall is the time of year when the smelled of cinnamon and pumpkin feel the air. As it turns cooler we indulged in warm apple cider and meals packed with fall produce. At the end of October, we have one night to go all out and celebrate. Dressing up, having drinks, pulling pranks, and eating up special Halloween dishes.

Turkey, Corn, and Sweet Potato Soup 

This soup can alternatively be made with chicken instead of turkey. The flavors of this soup has a slight southwestern kick, blending beautifully with the flavors of fall.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 small jalapeno, minced
  • 5 cups turkey or chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • cilantro leaves
  1. Saute jalapeno, onion, and scallions in large saucepan until onions are soft.
  2. Add sweet potatoes, salt, pepper, and turkey.
  3. Cover large saucepan; cook and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Add corn, continue to cook until corn is fully heated.
  5. Garnish with cilantro leaves

 Moldy Maggot Casserole

Traditional this dish is called Spinach and Rice casserole.  Spinach and Rice casserole is Vegetarian friendly.

 Ingredients:

  • 1 cup minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable stock
  • 1 pound washed and chopped spinach
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 1 cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded low fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dill weed
  1. Spray two-quart casserole baking pan with non fat oil and pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Saute onions and stock in large skillet until onions are soft.
  3. Add Spinach, cover over low heat until wilted and stock is almost gone; constantly stir.
  4. In large bowl mix all remaining ingredients.
  5. Place all ingredients into baking pan and bake for 25 minutes.

Pasta with Savory Pumpkin Sauce

This savory dish has a great balance of fall flavors and pasta.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium chopped onions
  • 2 large chopped orange bell peppers
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 pound cooked pasta
  • 6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  1. In a large heavy skillet heat olive oil and butter over medium heat.
  2. Saute onions for five minutes in skillet.
  3. Add Peppers, continue to saute onions until soft.
  4. Cook for two more minutes and add garlic.
  5. Mix chicken stock and pumpkin; cook for five minutes.
  6. Add nutmeg and heavy cream; simmer for ten minutes.
  7. Add seasonings to preference.
  8. Mix sauce with pasta and serve with parmesan cheese.

Crunchy Chicken and Fire Ant Salad

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup walnut pieces (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • dash of orange or lemon juice
  • mayonnaise to taste
  1. Toss all ingredients together, adding mayonnaise to taste.
  2. Refrigerate for one hour before serving.

Sloppy Boos. 

A hearty Halloween dish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 medium chopped onions
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • salt to taste
  1. Brown ground turkey over medium heat in a large heavy sauce pan.
  2. Add onions and garlic over reduced medium heat.
  3. Mix remaining ingredients, bring to a boil.
  4. Cover and reduce heat, let mixture simmer for fifteen minutes.
  5. Serve with buns or French bread.
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