Halloween Dinner Idea- “Feet” Loaf (Meat Loaf)

Last year I made our favorite meat loaf recipe into a more scary and spooky version for the kids. Instead of using a traditional square or rectangle shaped loaf, I shaped the mixture into “feet.” Then, using onions for the toe nails and ankles, the creepiest dinner came to life. We served this feet loaf with a side of ROASTED BRAINS (roasted cauliflower.)

We make this meat loaf recipe anytime we get the craving for a hearty and home cooked meal. I have not tried using other ground meats than beef, but I’m sure so long as the consistency is sticky enough it will stay “loafed.”

Halloween dinner idea- feet loaf (meat loaf) and roasted brains
Feet loaf AKA Meat loaf- Halloween Dinner Idea

Glazed “Feet” Loaf (Meat Loaf)

Bring the spooky to the Halloween dinner table this year with a feet loaf and roasted cauliflower spread.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6


Brown Sugar Glaze

  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 3 slices bread shredded
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 cube beef bouillon I use better than bouillon
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Glaze: Make the brown sugar glaze by mixing the ingredients together set aside.
  2. Meatloaf: Add meat to mixing bowl. Add bread, onions, green pepper, egg, and better than bouillon, dry mustard, lemon juice and half the glaze mix. Mix well. Add to baking dish and form into two loaves. Make the “toe”shapes using spatula and onions for the nails and ankles. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes, remove from oven and add glaze to top. Put back into oven for 10 minutes or until baked thoroughly. .

  3. Cauliflower brain 🧠 Coat cauliflower in oil, salt and pepper and roast in oven at 350F for 30 minutes.

Obviously this recipe can be made in a traditional sense as well leaving the spooky out, but where is the fun in that?

Hope you all have a very spooky Halloween!



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