Who says it’s just a kids’ holiday? Invite friends over for a no-fuss feast.
Cost per serving: $1.17
You can make the dressing a day in advance. Keep it covered and chilled, and stir well before serving.
See recipe: Shrimp Cocktail with Green Goblin Dressing
Cost per serving: 39¢
These Deviled Ham and Cheddar Toasts are the perfect appetizer, but you can also add a side veggie or salad to make it a full meal. If you prefer a spicier version, add another 1/4 tsp. cayenne to the ham mixture.
See recipe: Deviled-Ham-and-Cheddar Toasts
Cost per serving: $2.96
This hearty dish works well with most root vegetables. Try adding peeled diced carrots, parsnips, potatoes or a combination of all three.
See recipe: Braised Brisket Braised with Sweet Potatoes
Cost per serving: $1.08
You can use small pumpkins to give this tasty side dish a different look.
See recipe: Baked Mini Acorn Squash
Cost per serving: 91¢
If you plan to make this salad in advance, toss the apple slices in a small bowl with a few tablespoons of lemon juice. Keep covered and chilled until you're ready to serve.
See recipe: Green Salad with Apples and Toasted Walnuts
Cost per serving: 28¢
You can make these crispy treats a day ahead. Before serving, place on a baking sheet and reheat for 5 minutes.
See recipe: Parmesan Breadstick Broomsticks
This bewitching drink is the perfect refreshment for an adult affair.
See recipe: Sour Apple Spritzers
Cost per serving: 58¢
This luscious cream pie is a real crowd pleaser, and doesn't make much of a dent on your wallet, either.
See recipe: Pumpkin Mousse Pie
Cost per serving: $1.07
To add festive touches, drizzle apples with melted dark or white chocolate and dip them in chopped nuts or colorful Halloween sprinkles.
See recipe: Caramel Apples