Halloween is just around the corner, isn’t that Spooktacular?
In my book it is!
And if you haven’t noticed by the so far written I am super excited!
I have seen very spooky recipes around the web, and loved all of them, but the negative thing I have noticed is almost all of them are dessert or pancake recipes.
This is why I’ve decided to give a spooky twist to the best meatloaf recipes I found on a new food website I discovered on the web (see I love using the word web just before Halloween :p) MyGreatRecipes.
Scary Meatloaf Mummy
Let’s start out with some bacon awesomeness! The Healthy Bacon Turkey Cheeseburger Meatloaf I found was a pretty fitting recipe to start my Halloween inspired dishes list.
I don’t know what’s better, the fact that this recipe is healthy, or that it is ridiculously delicious.
Of course, the original recipe included six bacon slices, but for my spooky take on it, I needed a lot more… why?
Check the picture below, because I made a meatloaf mummy! For the eyes and teeth you can go for onions or cheese, it is all a question of preferences J.
What I have always loved about meatloaf is that you can actually mold it into whatever shape you want.
For Christmas go for a Santa or Rudolf shaped loaf, Valentine’s day? Mold the loaf into a heart, and for Halloween mold it into a RAT!
Brrr, is it just me or rats are scary? They creep the life out of me! This is why a rat shaped loaf is one of the best and most fitting ways to mold your loaf in.
The best part? It is super easy, just go for a regular loaf shape (I like to make a dozen smaller ones, but you can just as easily go for one large one) flatten it at the front and add two green peas as eyes and two carrot slices as ears. For the tail go for a green pepper or uncooked spaghetti.
I went for the Low Carb Crock Pot Balsamic Bacon BBQ Meatloaf for this version, but you can go for your favorite meatloaf recipe.
Creepy Meatloaf Muffins
If you are not one to bother with molding but still want to have a Halloween-inspired dish for your 31st of October dinner, then go for the Weeknight Meatloaf Muffins Recipe. These yummy meatloaf muffins will be done in less than half an hour, and the trick to making them scary is to make a hole in each muffin and add some mozzarella pearls inside and top them with a slice of olive…
The result? Spooky eyeballs that are totally Halloween appropriate!
I hope you have just enough time to prepare at least one of these recipes and surprise your family with a Halloween meatloaf dinner. If not, there is always next year, so