Halloween is my favorite holiday and these spooky Halloween burgers make the perfect party food, appetizer or Halloween dinner before trick or treating! These burgers are sure to please kids and adults alike, and they’re easy to make, even for beginner cooks. These burgers are complete with olive “eyes”, pickle “tongues” and “teeth” made of cheese. They are spooky, cute and so fun to make! These burgers also come together in under 30 minutes!
Why You’ll Love These Burgers
They’re super fun to make!
These burgers are kid-friendly.
They make for the best appetizer, party food or dinner!
These Halloween burgers can be made in less than 30 minutes.
They are easily made gluten-free, dairy-free and allergy-friendly!
These burgers are a fun way to get creative.
They are super versatile and can be made with different toppings and meats.
All you need to make these burgers is a baking sheet, cutting board, knife and a pan.
Buns: Feel free to use any kind of buns here. You can even use mini buns to make sliders! If you have allergies or food restrictions, you can use any type of bun that meets your needs.
Lettuce: Any lettuce works here! I prefer to use romaine, butterhead, iceberg or arugula.
Burgers: I used turkey burgers for my Halloween burgers. You can use any kind of burger here. Feel free to get creative. This works well with veggie burgers, beef burgers, salmon burgers and more! You can use homemade burgers or store bought.
Pickle: The pickle will be sliced thinly and used for the “tongues”. Using whole pickles makes this the easiest!
Cheese: The cheese is used for the “teeth”. It is cut into a zigzag pattern. Any kind of cheese can be used here. Feel free to get creative! If you are dairy-free, be sure to use dairy-free cheese here.
Ketchup: The ketchup is used for the mouth of the monster. It is also a great burger topping! I try to use organic ketchup without high fructose corn syrup.
Olives: The olives are used for the “eyes” on the monster burger. If you are not a fan of olives, feel free to use blueberries, tomatoes, eggs or another food instead!
Toothpicks: The toothpicks are used to hold the olive “eyes” in place on the top of the bun.
Step 1: Gather your ingredients.
Step 2: Preheat the oven to 350°F and toast your buns for 5 minutes (optional). While your buns are toasting, cook your burgers (either homemade or store bought).
Step 3: Cut the pickle into thin slices lengthwise for the “tongues”.
Step 4: Cut a zigzag into one side of each cheese slice for the “teeth”.
Step 5: Once the buns are toasted and burgers are finished cooking, begin to assemble your Halloween burgers by placing lettuce on the bottom bun and stacking the burger patty on top of it.
Step 6: Add the pickle “tongues” on top of the burger patties, letting them hang mostly off the front of the burger.
Step 7: Add the cheese slice on top with the “teeth” facing out the same direction as the “tongue”. Add the ketchup on top of the cheese.
Step 8: Poke each olive with a toothpick and secure two on the top of each burger as “eyes”. Enjoy!
If you are looking to store these Halloween burgers, I would recommend storing each ingredient separately and then assembling the burgers once you are ready to eat them!
There are many different ways to make these Halloween burgers!
Meat: Feel free to use any type of meat here! You can use turkey burgers, chicken burgers, salmon burgers, beef burgers and more! If you are vegetarian or would like a veggie option, use veggie burgers here!
Toppings: Feel free to also mix it up with different toppings. You can add tomato, onions, mustard, bacon, egg and anything else your heart desires!
Buns: There are many different types of buns available. Opt for the classic white bun, sesame seed bun, whole wheat bun, pretzel bun or if you’re gluten free, make sure you grab a gluten free bun. Using mini buns is a great way to mix things up and make cute mini sliders as well!
Condiments: I love mixing it up with sauces as well! Experiment with ketchup, mustard, mayo, buffalo sauce and more!
How To Serve
These Halloween burgers are delicious paired with a side salad and/or fries! They are the perfect meal to eat before trick or treating and eating Halloween candy!
Can I use pre-made burger patties?
Yes! Using pre-made burger patties will make this recipe a lot quicker!
Can I use a different kind of cheese?
Yes! Feel free to use any type of cheese you desire. Some options are: cheddar, mozzarella, swiss, American and Gouda. If you are dairy free, you can use dairy free cheese!
Can I make these allergy-friendly?
Yes! These Halloween burgers can easily be made allergy-friendly. If you are gluten free, use a gluten free bun. If you are dairy free, make sure to use a dairy free cheese. If you have nut allergies, be sure to purchase products that do not contain nuts. If you are allergic to one of the vegetables or toppings, feel free to omit it. If you have alpha-gal, be sure to use a burger that fits your needs. If you have other allergies that were not mentioned, please feel free to ask questions below and I can come up with substitutions!
What are popular foods for Halloween?
Some popular foods for Halloween include: pumpkins, candy apples, caramel corn, chocolate bark and candy, of course!
What can you put on hamburgers?
The most popular toppings to put on hamburgers are cheese, lettuce, tomato, ketchup, mustard, onion, pickles, bacon, avocado and fried eggs!
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- 1 pan
- 1 knife
- 1 cutting board
- 1 baking sheet
- 4 burger buns
- 4 burger patties
- 4 lettuce leaves
- 1 pickle
- 4 slices cheese
- 2 tbsp ketchup
- 8 olives
- 8 toothpicks
- Gather your ingredients.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and toast your buns for 5 minutes (optional). While your buns are toasting, cook your burgers (either homemade or store bought).
- Cut the pickle into thin slices lengthwise for the "tongues"
- Cut a zigzag into one side of each cheese slice for the "teeth".
- Once the buns are toasted and burgers are finished cooking, begin to assemble your Halloween burgers by placing lettuce on the bottom bun and stacking the burger patty on top of it.
- Add the pickle "tongues" on top of the burger patties, letting them hang mostly off the front of the burger.
- Add the cheese slice on top with the "teeth" facing out the same direction as the "tongue". Add the ketchup on top of the cheese.
- Poke each olive with a toothpick and secure two on the top of each burger as "eyes". Enjoy!