Find easy and satisfying Halloween lunches for kids and adults. These are fun (lots of green food!) and easy to make on a busy holiday.

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Halloween Lunch

I love to make holiday meals fun but without a lot of fuss, and these are some of my favorite easy Halloween lunches to share in October. There are options here that are fun in color (lots of green food!), fun in shape (see the jack-o-lantern quesadilla), and easy to pull off on a busy day where you may have trick-or-treating or costume parties scheduled.

Each is meant to work at home or packed for school—for the foods that are better enjoyed warm, try packing them in a thermos—and can be made quickly.

You may also like Halloween Breakfasts, easy Halloween Dinners, and Halloween Snacks.

I know that many share recipes that look like mummies, spiders, ghosts, ghouls, goblins, eyeballs, and more, but these are simpler ideas to pull off more quickly.

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Halloween Lunch Box

My go-to option for packing a Halloween lunch box for preschool or school is to make it all green foods or all orange foods. Easy! (My Spinach Muffins are perfect for this.)

Green pasta sauce pasta in two bowls.

Easy Green Pasta Sauce

Give homemade mac and cheese extra oomph with this power-packed Green Pasta Sauce. It is ready in less than 20 minutes, has two veggies in the mix, and is super easy to make. 

Easy Green Pasta Sauce
Give homemade mac and cheese extra oomph with this power-packed Green Pasta Sauce. It is cheesy, has a dose of greens, and is super easy to make.
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Green pasta sauce pasta in two bowls.
Broccoli pasta in various bowls.

Broccoli Pasta

This creamy Broccoli Pasta is loaded with veggies but tastes mostly like green mac and cheese. A fun way to change up pasta!

Easy Broccoli Pasta
Give homemade Broccoli Pasta extra yum with this power-packed cheese sauce that has 4 cups of broccoli built in. It is ready in less than 20 minutes, has two veggies in the mix, and is super easy to make. You can even freeze extra portions for future weeks!
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Broccoli pasta in various bowls.
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Easy Spinach Grilled Cheese

Spinach Grilled Cheese is a veggie-packed variation on the classic sandwich that’s just so delicious. It’s also easy to make and packed with iron, which is a nice bonus.

Easy Spinach Grilled Cheese
You can also do this with full size spinach if that's what you're able to find. Just discard any stems before starting the recipe.
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Pumpkin quesadilla

These are a fun Halloween dinner (or lunch!), they take just a few minutes to make, and they’re super versatile. Add a thin layer of pumpkin for some flavor and veggies.

5-Minute Halloween Dinner: Pumpkin Quesadilla
Have fun with Halloween dinner in just a few minutes—and get the kids fed before the festivities—with this easy pumpkin quesadilla. (It also works for lunch too!)
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sweet spinach muffins with banana

These are a super healthy and yummy toddler or big-kid breakfast or snack. Each bite is packed with nutrients from greens and fruit—and the interior is so moist! Make them more fun by adding monster eyes.

Sweet Spinach Muffins with Banana
These healthy muffins taste like a delicious banana muffin, but with the added nutrition of a big handful of spinach. These store well, so you can make them ahead of time and pull them out of the fridge or freezer to serve.
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Spinach eggs with fruit and toast on two plates

favorite spinach eggs

With a heaping pile of spinach and a super simple method, you can make these bright green Spinach Eggs in less than 10 minutes to share with the kids. They’re packed with protein and a great source of iron. 

Favorite Spinach Eggs (Green Eggs Recipe)
Packed with spinach (and iron!), these bright green eggs are fun and delicious. You can serve them as you would scrambled eggs, or use in a breakfast burrito or egg sandwich.
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black bean soup in white bowls

slow cooker black bean soup

Use the crock pot to cook up a hearty and nutritious Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup with veggies and lots of kid-friendly flavor. It’s easy, versatile, and a great freezer meal!

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup
Use the crock pot to cook up a hearty and nutritious Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup with veggies and lots of kid-friendly flavor. It's easy, versatile, and a great freezer meal
 
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Pizza toast on baking sheet after baking.

easy pizza toast

This pizza recipe comes together in less than 20 minutes, and the majority of that time is the slices baking in the oven, so you can do other things. You can easily adjust the recipe for allergies and preferences, and you can even make each toast different to please each member of your family.

Easy Pizza Toast
Learn how to make the quickest Pizza Toast to share with the kids for an easy lunch or dinner. This is the fastest way to get the flavors we love of pizza, with less work!
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Bagel Bites Pizzas on three plates and pan.

10-minute bagel bites pizza

Make quick, delicious work of feeding the family with this super simple Bagel Pizza recipe. In just about 10 minutes, you can have a satisfying meal on the table (without any fuss at all) to share with the kids. Add a simple side of fruit like slied apples.

10-Minute Bagel Bites Pizza
For delicious homemade pizza without the work and in a lot less time, easy Bagel Bites Pizza to the rescue. Adjust this for allergies as you need and change up the toppings as you like for your family.
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Bagel Bites Pizzas on three plates and pan.
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Homemade Pesto Pizza Rolls

This homemade pesto Pizza Rolls recipe is one of my favorite family recipes to keep on hand in the fridge or freezer for quick dinners and lunches. They are super easy to warm up and they even have a veggie right in the mix. 

Homemade Pesto Pizza Rolls
With just 5 simple ingredients, you can bake Pizza Rolls with delicious flavor from pesto. These are versatile, perfect for any age, and a great make-ahead lunch or dinner option.
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More Halloween Ideas

If you’re looking for more resources and ideas for Halloween, here are some favorites.

Best Tips for Success

  • Remember you can do as much or as little as you want for holiday food. I usually keep it simple, but you do you!
  • Aim to include some fat and/or protein in the meal so it’s filling enough.
  • Add green foods or orange foods for an easy way to embrace some of the holiday vibes.

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Easy Halloween Lunch Ideas

Find easy and satisfying Halloween lunches for kids and adults. These are fun (lots of green food!) and easy to make on a busy holiday.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Cuisine American
Course lunch
Calories 280kcal
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fully cooked pasta
  • ¼ cup Green Pasta Sauce (or pesto)
  • Parmesan, white beans, peas, diced chicken (optional)

Instructions

  • Warm the pasta and sauce and stir to combine.
  • Add any optional ingredients.
  • Serve with any sides you like.

Notes

  • Remember that you can do as much or as little as you want for holiday food. I usually keep it simple, but you do you!
  • Aim to include some fat and/or protein in the meal to help it be filling enough.
  • Add green foods or orange foods for an easy way to embrace some of the holiday vibes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup, Calories: 280kcal, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 14mg, Sodium: 96mg, Potassium: 145mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 142IU, Calcium: 112mg, Iron: 1mg
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