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Spooky Halloween recipes that the kids will love

Halloween fun food can go beyond just candy.

After the year we’ve all had, Halloween offers an opportunity for kids and adults alike to dress up, have some fun, and eat yummy food. During Halloween people often dress up, but have you ever consider dressing your food up?

Looking to have a Halloween feast, without having to rely on sweet treats? Here are eight quick and easy beef and lamb recipes that the kids will love:

1. Beef stew with mashed potato ghosts

Hearty and full of rich homemade flavour, this beef stew recipe is an easy way to sneak in extra servings of protein and vegetables to the kids dinner.

Get the recipe from House & Garden.

2. Eyeball pasta

Turn ordinary meatballs into scary works of art by making them look like monster eyeballs.

Get the recipe from Delish.

3. Jack-O’-Lantern stuffed peppers

These mince stuffed peppers will take your Halloween dinner to new heights.

Get the recipe from Delish.

4. Witches’ brew beef stew

A tasty beef stew recipe made with butternut squash, baby leaf spinach and creamy butterbeans. Serve this comforting stew in hollowed out pumpkin bowls with cute bat-shaped croutons for a family-style Halloween supper that the whole family will enjoy. Get the recipe from Sainsbury’s.

5. Monster burgers

With sharp cheese 'teeth', gherkin 'tongues' and stuffed olive 'eyeballs', these spooky monster burgers are perfect for rustling up for a kids' Halloween party. They're quick and easy and sure to spook! Get the recipe from Tesco Real Food.

6. Spooky cottage pie

Here’s a fantastic Halloween take on a classic Cottage Pie. Get the recipe from David Padilla.

7. Spooky Halloween sausage roll mummies with lamb

These mini sausage roll mummies are made with delicious lamb mince. The seasoning has been kept simple to appeal to the kid's palates. Get the recipe from Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary.

BONUS: Halloween lamb and ale stew in a bread “cauldron”

The addition of ale in this hearty lamb stew means it’s inappropriate for the kiddies, but we think it’s a perfect Halloween recipe for any adults entertaining over Halloween. Get the recipe from Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary.

Posted by Shawn Moodie

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