Halloween is the official kickoff of the holiday season! It's time to load up on your favorite seasonal foods (aka anything pumpkin flavored), set out the Halloween decorations, have a Halloween movie marathon, and carve pumpkins. Of course, nothing screams the holidays more than a holiday-inspired meal.

Halloween offers tons of opportunity for creativity in the kitchen, especially for Halloween dinner. From monster burgers to mini ghost pizzas and eyeballs and spiders a plenty, there's no shortage of fun ideas. Plus, there's so many things you can do with pumpkin, whether it's the main ingredient or the inspiration behind a meal's appearance.

Browse our virtual recipe book of Halloween-inspired meals and dinner ideas below! And, for more Halloween ideas, from Halloween costumes to Halloween games to pumpkin decorating ideasclick here.

Mummy Stromboli

Mummy dogs are so last year. Give this Italian speciality a spooky twist with black olives for eyes.

​Boo-zzarella Salad

Use a ghost-shaped cookie cutter to give your mozzarella salad a Halloween makeover.

Bagel Ghosts

If your kids adore breakfast for dinner like ours do, try this spooky bagel to fuel up before trick-or-treating fun.

​Eyeball Guacamole

Taco night isn't complete without chips and guac, right?

​Stuffed Jack O'Lanterns

These carved, stuffed bell peppers are both healthy and festive!

Ghostly Chicken Pot Pie

Making chicken pot pie doesn't have to be an all-day process. Start with store-bought pie crust and use a cookie cutter to adorn the top of the pot pie with mini ghosts.

​Pumpotto (Pumpkin Risotto)

This Autumn-inspired oven baked risotto is a creative way to incorporate seasonal ingredients. If you're having guests over this October, this is the dish you'll want to make.

Monster Burgers

Okay, but how fun are these creepy crawler burgers? You can even add extra toothpicks with olives for arms.

​Spider Web Nachos

Whip up this Halloween-themed dish in a flash using sour cream for the spider web and diced black olives for the teeny tiny spiders.

​Eyeball Pancakes

Breakfast for dinner, anyone? These pancakes are giving us major Frankenstein vibes

​Finger Hot Dogs

These "bloody" hot dogs look like legit human fingers; it's actually very impressive, but also terrifying at the same time.

​Monster Spaghetti

All you need is spaghetti noodles, marinara sauce, fresh mozzarella, and black olives to make this monster creation. (P.S. Feel free to swap out the black olives for any veggie you'd like!)

​Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin flavored food is a must in the Fall, and using pumpkins as serving bowls is genius!

Mini Ghost Pizzas

Personalized pizzas take on all-new meaning in this dinner recipe.

​Cream of Skeleton Mushroom Soup

Impress (and scare) your kids and guests with this bone chilling meal.

Skeleton Ribs

For those in a time crunch, this Halloween dish requires minimal effort and time.

​Head Loaf

If you're looking for a creative challenge, this head loaf—made out of meat loaf, green olives, bacon, onion, and ketchup—is right up your alley.