We’re celebrating Halloween at Monterey Mushrooms in style, with some creative ideas from other food bloggers.
From creepy eyeballs to adorable Jack o’ lanterns, we’ve found seasonal meals that include tasty mushrooms. Here are eight mushroom-inspired Halloween recipes to make the most of fall favorites on your dinner plate:
1. Mini Pumpkins Stuffed with Portabellas, Brussels Sprouts & Wild Rice
Add festivity to your fall dinner table with these adorable stuffed pumpkins. The colorful rice, nutty undertones and apple cider kick make your bowls taste just as delightful as they look arranged neatly on white saucers.
2. Mini Halloween Mummy Meatloaves with Mashed Potatoes
Raise some mummies from the tomb with these meaty mouthfuls. Ground beef, oats and mushrooms make up the base, while creamy golden Yukon potatoes form the mummys’ wrapping. Serve with a side of fresh peas, since you’ll need them for the eyes anyway!
3. Mushroom Skulls
Get your melon baller ready! In this clever recipe, the Food Network scoops cavities out of mushrooms to create hollow skull eyes. Finish it off with balsamic vinegar “blood,” and you’ve got one spooky dish to impress guests.
4. Stuffed Mushroom “Eyeballs”
Instead of cream cheese, these stuffed mushrooms are filled with seasoned tempeh— made from fermented soybeans. Thinly sliced sundried tomatoes give them that “bloodshot” look, and of course, black olives represent the scary pupils. Thanks to DHerbs for the creative mushroom recipe.
5. Halloween Veggie Tray Appetizer Trio Recipe
Why display your veggies in a boring fashion this Halloween when you could arrange them like a fun skeleton? This creative idea comes from Cooking with Janica, and shouldn’t be too difficult to create. Don’t miss her Frankenstein guac arrangement, as a cute side dip.
6. Halloween Top Ramen
Pickled Plum wowed us with this ghoulish noodle bowl. After whipping up your traditional ramen, all you have to do is cut some carrots, eggs and mushrooms into festive pumpkins, ghosts and spiders and carve a hot dog into zombie fingers.
7. Mummy Calzones with Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
Calzones aren’t something a lot of people make at home, but we don’t know why not! The warm pizza dough lays a soft base for your meatballs and mushrooms— and with come creative weaving of dough, you have yourself a wrapped mummy! Thank you to I Wash, You Dry for this playful Halloween dinner idea.
8. Jack ‘O Lantern Stuffed Peppers
Orange peppers are the perfect bright color to imitate pumpkins. Stuff your “jack o’ lanterns” with mushrooms, shrimp, pork and other veggies for a filling fall dinner. Thank you, NPFamily Recipes.
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