Are you looking for an easy, healthy, and delicious dinner to make this Halloween? Then you are in the right place! I’ve gathered some of the best Halloween potato recipes so you can fill your kids up right before they go out trick or treating. Plus they are perfect for a grownup All Hallows Eve dinner party too!
I do a lot of work for the Idaho Potato Commission, so I have a particular love of all things potato plus Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. In fact, I’m creating new Halloween recipes that I will be adding all month long.
Halloween is an exciting time of year for me, not only because it’s the spookiest day but also because there are so many creative ways to celebrate this fun holiday. In this post, you’ll learn how to make creepy-crawly spooky potato recipes that will be the talk of the neighborhood!
Our Favorite Spooky Potato Recipes
While I will be adding more recipes this month, I have to say that 2 of my all-time favorites are from my vegan Halloween ebook called The Ghoulish Gourmet Halloween e-Cookbook. You can get the Kindle version at Amazon and if you have Kindle Unlimited you can read it for FREE!
There are 20 sweet and savory recipes for you to choose from plus a few decorating tips for your spooky soiree as well!
What do you use different varieties of potatoes for?
A few different varieties of potatoes are used in the kitchen and believe it or not they each have a place they shine the best. But I always say the best potato to use is the one you have on hand, so you can swap things up in a pinch.
I’m sure you are already familiar with the russet potato, which has its own set of qualities and can be cooked in many ways. This type of potato is often used in mashed potatoes and, of course, as everyone’s favorite baked potato. The flesh is soft and fluffy and they do tend to lose their shapes in soups and stews.
Another type of potato is the Yukon Gold and they are known for its golden color. It has a waxy interior and is perfect for holding its shape in soups and stews because they hold their shapes.
One of my all-time favorites is fingerlings, which have an elongated shape and small size. They are usually packaged with yellow, red, and purple colors to make a colorful dish. Fingerlings are usually picked young, so they are small and tender. They will go bad faster than the larger potatoes.
How should you store potatoes?
No, you should store potatoes in a dark cool place that is not your fridge. The reason is it increases the amount of sugar they contain and makes them turn dark.
Do make sure that you have air flow around the potatoes and don’t keep them in a plastic bag or the bag it comes in at the grocery for the longest shelf life. You can use a brown paper bag.
Keep them dark and cool and don’t store with onions for hte best results. Some people say if you store with apples it will prolong the shelf life.
Yes, that helps them not sprout as fast. When potatoes are in the sun they will sprout faster.
In optimal conditions potatoes can last uo to 2 months, but if they are new potatoes they may only last a week so use them up fast!
More Halloween Recipes
- Vegan Cincinnati Chili for Your Halloween Dinner
- Harry Potter’s Pumpkin Juice
- Swamp Monster Slow Cooker Jackfruit Gumbo
- Spooky Purple Potato Eyes with Smoked Avocado Mousse
- Vegan Pecan Pumpkin Shake – No Ice Cream Needed!
- Creepy Bats and Cats Vegan Chocolate Graham Crackers
Spooky and Easy Vegan Halloween Potato Recipes
Here are some Halloween potato recipes to help you make your trick or treating into something that will be frighteningly good for everyone!
Best of all each one can fill up your little ghost's tummy with some nutritious before they go out to trick or treat!
Regular Potato Recipes
Air Fryer Potato Chips with No Oil
Ready to make your own oil-free air fryer potato chips at home? It’s easy to make these crispy crunchy potato chips without having to use any oil.
It’s a crispy snack that you can also get to add your favorite seasoning blends and create your own masterpiece of a snack.
Spooky Delightful Vegan Gnocchi Colored Black w/ Charcoal - No Squid Ink!
Are you ready for some amazing homemade vegan black gnocchi? The whole process takes about 30 minutes and even though these are black there’s no squid ink involved in making these plant-based potato dumplings, we use ground charcoal instead. It’s the ultimate comfort food and has a gluten-free option too!
Green Vegan Potato Soup Recipe for Fall (Spooky Vegan Halloween Soup)
I love potato soup, and it’s perfect for a chilly fall evening. This recipe dresses up in green for Halloween. But don’t let its “costume” trick you: it still tastes like old-fashioned potato soup!
Spooky Skull Vegan Pot Pies for a Haunted Halloween Dinner
Halloween dinner will be the spookiest ever with these little skull vegan pot pies. If you can't find the molds, don't worry. Just make it as a double crust pie. I made the top crust with a skull cookie cutter and carved in the features. Make it anytime - it's not just for Halloween!
Deviled Purple Potato Eyes with Smoked Avocado Mousse
This is a great last minute Halloween treat. It's nutritious and creates the perfect spooky mood!
Vegan Deviled Potatoes for Halloween
This recipe uses those cute tiny red potatoes. They are a perfect Halloween appetizer, though they are delicious anytime of the year.
Sweet Potato Recipes
Purple Sweet Potato Spice Monster Vegan Halloween Biscuits
These Purple Sweet Potato Spice Monster Vegan Halloween Biscuits are what you and your kids need for Halloween breakfast. You can make them oil-free by adding extra sweet potato. Try splitting a biscuit open, spreading red jam, and putting the top back on and letting the fruit “blood” drip down the sides.
Vegan Spiced Sweet Purple Potato Baked Oatmeal
Purple sweet potatoes are one of my favorite parts of fall. This Vegan Spiced Sweet Purple Potato Baked Oatmeal makes the most of them. It’s a perfect Halloween kids activity too! Make individual baking dishes of the oats, set up a decorating station and let everyone make their own monster face.
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