6 Halloween Night Dinners That Cook Themselves (PHOTOS)

1Ghost Pizza

This is something cute you can start ahead of time and then pop in the oven just before you're ready to eat.

Shape your dough into a ghost and pre-bake just the crust until almost done. Crust is safe to store on your counter for the afternoon. When you're ready for dinner, add your sauce and toppings and then bake the whole thing at 450 degrees for about 15 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbling.

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2Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut soup hits the spot on any fall night -- but that bright orange color is perfect for the occasion. This slow-cooker butternut squash soup recipe has a fun surprise: it's topped with maple roasted chickpeas! But of course, you can leave those out if they'll scare the kids.


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