Kick off your Halloween celebration the most delicious way, with these dressed-up dishes that are your quick ticket to ghastly good fun. From creepy “brains” pizza to a cheerful jack-o’-lantern fondue, these bites are as enjoyable as they are eye-catching. They’re perfect if you’re looking for Halloween potluck ideas to wow a crowd or just want to scare up some fun before trick-or-treating. Keep scrolling for our festive recipes that are to die for!
17 Halloween potluck ideas for guaranteed fun
Take your pick from the recipes below, and get ready to watch magic happen. And for the the sweetest ending to any boo bash, check out our spellbinding recipes for Halloween cakes and scary-good cupcakes.
1. Jack-o’-Lantern Fondue
Beer, mustard and Tabasco give this fondue lots of flavor.
2. Six-Feet-Under Dip
You’ll be haunted by the delicious flavors of guacamole, refried beans and sour cream–ranch dip layered beneath “tombstone” crackers meant for scooping.
3. Mini Mummy Pepperoni Pizzas
Layers of creamy Alfredo sauce, zesty pepperoni and cheesy bandages make for extra-yummy mummies.
4. Turkey Breast El Diablo
Fire up the Halloween party crowd by serving this devilishly good dish that’s spiced up with sweet-and-sour hot sauce.
5. Halloween Buffalo Chicken Spread
Folks will be clamoring to dig into this frightfully delicious dip that can be made up to a day ahead.
6. Cheesy Wonton Bats
With a little bit of Halloween magic, we transformed classic crab rangoon into a frightfully festive treat.
7. Slimy Brains Pizza
The genius behind this creepy treat? Starting with a prebaked crust makes it so easy, it’s scary.
8. Bloodshot Deviled Eggs
Blue cheese dressing is the secret ingredient in these eyeballs.
9. Hot Chili Corn Dip
Spice up your party with our warm Tex-Mex-inspired turkey chili dip.
10. Turkey Witch
This witch may look “bad,” but guests will flip for her ooey-gooey cheese coating and crunchy tortilla accessories.
11. Pumpkin Cheese Ball
Three kinds of cheese, pepperoni and a touch of hot sauce guarantee this spooky-cute jack-o’-lantern is simply irresistible.
12. Spider Bread Bowl with Hot Chili Dip
Our spellbinding spider is surprisingly easy to make thanks to premade bread dough.
13. Bride of Frankenstein Guacamole Dip
We used blue tortilla chips to form the “hair” on this festive guacamole dip that’s wired for delicious fun.
14. Skeleton Crudité
No bones about it — crisp veggies taste great dipped in a lively mix of sweet onion and sour cream.
15. Meaty and Macabre Mac ’n’ Cheese
All eyes will be on this monstrously good comfort-food classic that’s irresistible with a double dose of shredded cheese.
16. Spider Chili Cups
Transform meaty chili into finger food with these bite-size bowls dressed up with black olive spiders.
17. Hot Dog Mummies
Store-bought crescent dough is the clever trick to turn hot dogs into these ghoulish bites.
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