Are you ready to conjure up some frightful fun this Halloween season? Hosting or attending a Halloween potluck is a fantastic way to celebrate the spookiest time of the year with friends, family or coworkers. Whether you’re looking for Halloween potluck ideas for work or a gathering with friends, we’ve got you covered with some devilishly delicious dishes and eerie delights that will leave everyone spellbound.
Check out our magnifique recipe ideas that are bound to captivate any crowd this Halloween.
If you’re planning Halloween potluck ideas for a spooky celebration, take a look at our dedicated Halloween occasion page for further inspiration, including our Top 10 Tips to Throw a Halloween Party, our specially created Halloween Recipe Ideas, and even a Spooky Guide to Paris to get you in the mysterious mood this Halloween.
We will also be sharing plenty of spine-tingling inspiration in the run-up to October 31st on our Facebook, Instagram and TikTok channels so make sure you’re following us for even more eerie Halloween potluck ideas.
Entrée Halloween Potluck Ideas
Depending on what type of potluck event you are hosting or attending, the invite may have specified which course of the meal you should cater for. We have some spooktacular entrée recipe ideas that are sure to go down a storm for spooky season.
From burgers that will make you say “boo!” to spine-tingling spicy savory ideas, we’ve conjured up a range of entrée recipes for your Halloween potluck party.
Slow Roast Pork And Apple Sauce Baps
Provide your peers with a touch of sweetness, a hint of savory and a whole load of comforting fall flavours with these Slow Roast Pork and Apple Sauce Baps. Tender slow roasted pork paired with sweet apple sauce and nestled within one of our golden and lightly sweet Brioche Burger Buns.
Firecracker Chicken Bagels
If you’re searching for something with a little heat, consider whipping up these Firecracker Chicken Bagels for your potluck.
Spicy chicken nestled within the gentle sweetness of a St Pierre Brioche Bagel results in a delectable blend of sweet and spicy. Simple to prepare and perfect for sharing at your upcoming Halloween gathering.
Honey & Mustard Sausage Burgers
If you’re on the hunt for a unique burger recipe that will really stand out, why not give these Honey & Mustard Sausage Burgers a try? These mouth-watering creations are topped with a honey mustard glaze and nestled within the gentle sweetness of a golden Sesame Seed Brioche Burger Bun, accompanied by caramelized red onions. Prepare to savor a new fall favorite.
Spooky Bagel Mummies
If you are looking for an alternative to sandwiches or burgers, try these Bagel Mummies – enjoyed by kids and adults alike! Bringing all the classic Italian pizza flavors together on Parisian brioche, simply toast your St Pierre Brioche Bagels, then spread a layer of tomato sauce on the base and top with strips of your favorite cheese (to make them look like bandages). Then lightly grill until the cheese is melted, and finish with some black olive eyes for a hauntingly good savory Halloween potluck idea.
Halloween Black Bean Burgers
If you’re looking for a vegetarian entrée recipe idea to bring along to a Halloween potluck party, consider these Black Bean Burgers. They only take 30 minutes to make and feature the delicious combination of earthy black beans with a spicy kick of chili flakes, paprika and green chillis. For a bit of a fun, and to add that spooky Halloween spirit, chop the top off of your green chillies and add to the top of the burger to look like a pumpkin!
Side Dish Halloween Potluck Ideas
If you are short on time or have been chosen to bring a side dish rather than an entrée, there are some spooktacular options to choose from. Why not try a zombie brain dip by combining spinach and artichoke to make a ghastly green dip served with toasted brioche or breadsticks. Or try wrapping crescent roll dough around cocktail frankfurts, leaving a gap for the eyes, then bake and add mustard or ketchup eyes to make them look like mummies.
You could also create a tombstone-shaped guacamole dip surrounded by blue corn chips “dirt.” Add spooky messages to the tombstones with sour cream. Take it to the next level and cut out brioche in the shape of mini tombstones using a cookie cutter, toast and serve on the side for dipping.
Sweet Potluck Ideas
Of course, Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without something sweet to add to the mix, so if you have been tasked with bringing the sweet treats, take a look at our Halloween potluck inspiration below. From classic fall flavors to transforming French toast into a fang-tastic treat!
Candied Sweet Potato Burgers
These devilishly delightful Candied Sweet Potato Burgers make for a perfect Halloween dessert or sweet treat, featuring gooey toasted marshmallows and comforting fall flavors. You could easily switch out the sweet potato for pumpkin if you have plenty to hand, and even give your guests the option to top their own sweet burgers with a selection of sweet sauces and toppings.
Spooky Chocolate & Hazelnut Crepes
Turn a French bakery classic into a creepy sweet treat in 10 minutes and only use a few ingredients. Using our Chocolate & Hazelnut Rolled Crepes, this recipe is quick and easy if you are short on time, but in the need to impress with something super spooky!
Watch our Instagram video for a step-by-step guide on how to make St Pierre’s Spooky Crepes.
Mini Fang French Toasts
French toast with a bite – try out this idea for an eye-catching sweet Halloween potluck idea that everyone will want to sink their teeth into. Using toasted slices of our Brioche Loaf soaked in a classic French toast mixture, along with a buttercream filling dyed red with food coloring, mini marshmallows and flaked almonds, this is one Halloween dish we know everyone will love.
Follow our recipe on our step-by-step Instagram recipe video to make these magnifique Mini Fang French Toasts.
Brioche Ghost Kebabs
For these easy grab and eat sweet treats for Halloween, all you need is toasted squares of our Brioche Loaf alongside a selection of fruit, marshmallows, black food coloring (we recommend using a black food coloring pen for this one) and kebab sticks. Simple add on eyes and a mouth with the black food coloring pen to each of your marshmallows, then assemble each kebab with a few toasted brioche squares, fruit and marshmallow ghosts.
Watch our Instagram video to see how to make your own Brioche Ghost Kebabs for your next Halloween potluck party.
Halloween made magnifique!
What to Bring to a Halloween Potluck
If you’re wondering what to bring to a Halloween potluck, consider your options based on the theme and your culinary skills. You can never go wrong with a creative Halloween-themed dish, but if you’re short on time, store-bought spooky snacks and treats are always appreciated.
If you’re looking to contribute something other than food to a Halloween potluck, here are some spooky and fun ideas:
👻 Halloween decorations: bring along some Halloween-themed decorations like spiderwebs, plastic spiders, fake tombstones, or spooky candles to set the ambiance.
🧛♂️ Costumes: surprise everyone by arriving in an awesome Halloween costume. You could even bring spare costumes or props for others to join in the dress-up fun.
🔉 Halloween playlist: create a Halloween-themed playlist with eerie music and spooky sound effects to provide the perfect background ambiance.
🎯 Games and activities: bring along some Halloween-themed games or activities like a pumpkin carving kit, a Ouija board, or a deck of Halloween-themed cards for entertainment.
🎃 Pumpkin decorations: decorate a pumpkin with paints, markers or carving tools and bring it as a spooky centerpiece or a decoration for the potluck.
🎉 Party favors: consider bringing small Halloween-themed party favors or treat bags for the guests to take home, like mini candy bags or novelty items like glow-in-the-dark toys.
🦇 Themed tableware: bring Halloween-themed plates, napkins or cups to add a festive touch to the table settings.
🍸 Halloween drinks: prepare a signature Halloween cocktail or mocktail and bring it in a decorative pitcher for guests to enjoy.
📸 Photobooth props: set up a small Halloween-themed photobooth with props like masks, wigs and spooky accessories for guests to take fun photos.
💀 Scary stories: share some spooky stories or legends, or even bring a book of ghost stories for some Halloween-themed reading by candlelight.
These non-food contributions can add a lot of fun and atmosphere to a Halloween potluck and help make the event even more memorable.
Remember, the key to a successful Halloween potluck is to have fun and embrace the spookiness of the season. So, grab your cauldron and start concocting these devilishly delightful dishes for a memorable Halloween potluck that will leave everyone howling for more.