Savory Halloween Recipes
By the end of the month, we’re all going to have at least a few pillowcases worth of sugary snacks lurking around our homes. So you’d think it wouldn’t be so hard to find Halloween recipes that aren’t sweet. I mean, will we not have a terrifying amount of sugar soon enough? Give us a break!
That’s why we came up with a couple spooky recipes that will be sure to resurrect your Halloween party from its impending sugar overdose. But beware—they’re scary good!
Jalapeño Popper Mummies
8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
8 oz shredded Mexican cheese
1 scallion, finely chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1 (8 oz) package refrigerated crescent rolls
10 jalapeño peppers
2 eggs, beaten
1 package Tres Red Enchilada Sauce
Preheat oven to 400°F.
In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, Mexican cheese, scallion and salt.
Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate into four rectangles (not triangles). Each rectangle should have a perforation in the middle of each. Using your fingers, press the perforations to seal them.
Using a pizza cutter, cut each rectangle into 10 long strips lengthwise.
Slice jalapeño peppers lengthwise and remove the seeds and pith.
Fill each jalapeño half with the cheese mixture and wrap with the crescent roll dough, leaving a space for the eyes. Brush with beaten eggs and place on a baking sheet.
Bake 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and attach the eyes into the cheese mixture where the opening is.
Pour enchilada sauce into a small saucepan over medium heat. Allow to cook 3-5 minutes, until hot.
Serve mummies with warmed enchilada sauce for dipping.
4 (10-in) flour tortillas
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
4 Tbsp butter
Tres Tomatillo Salsa (any kind) or Tres Red Enchilada Sauce (warmed), for dipping
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Lay two tortillas out on a baking sheet. Evenly sprinkle half of the cheese on one tortilla, and the remaining half on the other.
Lay the remaining two tortillas out on a cutting board. Using a sharp paring knife, cut a jack-o-lantern face into each tortilla. Top the cheese tortillas with the jack-o-lantern tortillas.
Place quesadillas in oven and bake for 3-5 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Press gently on the faces so the cheese oozes through the cutouts.
Serve immediately, with salsa or enchilada sauce to dip.