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6 Delicious Dinner Alternatives to Pizza This Halloween

October 14, 2020

Did you know that pizza is the number one choice for pizza on Halloween? It is quick and easy which is essential when you are trying to get all the kids into their costumes and out trick or treating before it gets too dark out.

If you are getting sick of pizza though, there are a lot of other fun and delicious choices. Check out these 6 delicious dinner alternatives to pizza this Halloween.

1. Tony Luke’s

Instead of pizza, how about a tasty South Philly style cheesesteak? Our Tony Luke’s cheesesteaks are fun for your taste buds and very filling. We also have lot of other popular sandwiches like our roast pork Italian and chicken cutlet Italian sandwiches and of course our natural cut fries. Pick up dinner at one of our local restaurants and take home to eat before heading out to trick or treating.

Another option is to order our frozen cheesesteak delivery so you can bake our cheesesteaks at home within minutes and be able to enjoy them without ever leaving the comforts of home. With our special technology that allows us to freeze a freshly made cheesesteak, you will never be able to tell a difference in taste from what you would get served at our restaurant.

2. Grilled Cheese & Soup

If it is a chillier fall day on Halloween, grilled cheese and soup are the perfect, quick but nutritious dinner for Halloween. Most kids love grilled cheese and a warm bowl of soup will give everyone the energy they need to walk all those blocks trick or treating.

3. Hoagies & Salads

Another quick, but delicious alternative is to just pick up hoagies made to order for everyone’s individual preferences and some side salads like pasta or potato salad. Very little prep and cleanup will be needed so you can just enjoy this fun family with your family.

4. Halloween-Themed Dinner

Now this will take a little more effort than calling in a pizza delivery, but your kids will love it if you make some fun spooky dishes for Halloween dinner. Shrunken potato heads like in this recipe or noodle weines in this recipe will be a big hit. And how about some dark chocolate Halloween cookies for dessert?

Kids and adults alike will also enjoy this dirt pudding as a sweet treat. Add plenty of gooey worms and other Halloween decorations to make it as creepy as possible. Here is a recipe to try: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/223415/dirt-pudding/.

Another fun Halloween-themed dinner is Chicken Potpie with Crawling Hands.

Ingredients for Crawling Hands include:
1 large egg yolk
Wilton Red Icing Color
1 Package frozen puff pastry
Wilton hand-shaped cookie cutter
Ingredients for Chicken Potpie include:
3 tbsp. butter
3 tbsp. all-purpose flower
3c. chicken broth
2 packages, frozen mixed vegetables
3 c. shredded roasted or rotisserie chicken
1 tbsp. garlic salt
Pepper to taste

Find the full recipe here: https://www.womansday.com/food-recipes/food-drinks/recipes/a11095/chicken-potpie-crawling-hands-recipe-122451/

5. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

If you don’t mind going out to a restaurant for your Halloween dinner and you love seafood, then Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is a great dinner destination for Halloween and best yet is that they have a special deal this year where for every adult entrée you buy, you get one kid’s meal free. Find out more here: https://www.eatdrinkdeals.com/halloween-restaurant-deals-2019/

6. Adult Eats and Drinks for Halloween

If you don’t have kids or your kids are all grown up and you are looking for fun adult Halloween ideas, why not check out restaurants and bars with cool Halloween specialty drinks. Applebee’s has a special Vampire cocktail while Chili’s has a Fangtastic’ Rita.

Here are some other tips for a fun and safe Halloween:

  • When taking the kids out make sure you all stick together so no one gets lost. Stick to well-lighted streets and only let them knock at houses that have a porch light on.
  • Always check the candy before letting your kids eat any of it.
  • Have some fun, fresh baked Halloween treats at home for an alternative.
  • Drive slow and be extra vigilant on the streets on Halloween because of all the kids roaming around.
  • Make sure that none of your kids’ costumes are a safety hazard. Check masks so they can see and breathe okay and make sure there are no tripping or strangling hazards.
  • For any adult Halloween parties you attend, be sure not to have a designated driver. Never drink and drive.
  • Instead of trick or treating, throw a party instead so you know everyone is safe all night long.

Halloween is such a fun holiday for the whole family so take all the stress and worry out of it by following our tips. For more information on how we at Tony Luke’s can simplify your Halloween dinner plans, give us a call. You don’t have to be stuck with pizza every Halloween. Make this year different with some of our creative ideas.