Looking for ideas for Halloween Dinner? Try making dinner as fun as Halloween!
Finger foods are a great option for dinner during Halloween. Make food fun and easy to access to encourage healthy options. We made a fruit Jack-O’-Lantern out of cantaloupe and blackberries. We also made veggies with a silly skeleton and a low-fat dip.
We also made a delicious and fun Butternut Squash Nachos, for a spooky meal loaded with vitamins and flavor!
- 4 cups fresh squash or pumpkin cubed
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 13-ounce package blue corn tortilla chips baked
- 1 15-ounce can canned, low sodium black beans drained
- 2 cups low fat mozzarella cheese
- fresh cilantro diced
- green onion diced
- fresh lime juice
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place cubed pumpkin on baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with pepper and coat evenly.
- Roast for 30 minutes, until pumpkin is tender.
- Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees.
- Use cooking spray to cover 9 by 13 inch baking pan.
- Layer the chips, pumpkin, beans, salsa, and cheese in the pan. Repeat.
- Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
- Add toppings of your choice and serve.
- Look in your grocer’s produce ready-prepared section. You can use ready-to-cook cubed butternut squash to make the recipe in less time.