Halloween Food Ideas (Sweet Potato Jack-o-Lanterns!)

September 26, 2019
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This is part 3 of my Halloween food ideas mini series!

To see part 1 click here.
To see part 2 click here.

These sweet potato pumpkins are both festive and healthy and kids love them!  It’s definitely possible to have a healthy Halloween with limited sugar.

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Ingredients for Sweet Potato Jack-o-Lanterns (Halloween Food Idea)

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How To Make Sweet Potato Jack-o-Lanterns (Healthy Halloween Food Idea)

  • Peel the sweet potatoes with a vegetable peeler.
  • Slice the sweet potato into rounds.  About 1/4 inch thick.
  • Using a sharp paring knife, CAREFULLY cut out jack-o-lantern faces on each sweet potato round.
  • Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Drizzle the sweet potatoes with oil then use your hands to make sure they’re evenly coated.
  • Add a sprinkle of salt and roast in the oven at 425 ℉ for 25-30 minutes.

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These sweet potato jack-o-lanterns would be perfect for an after school snack, or a side dish for a Halloween themed dinner.  What healthy Halloween food ideas do you have?  Share in the comments below!

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Sweet Potato Jack-o-Lanterns



  • Preheat oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Peel the sweet potatoes with a vegetable peeler. (You can leave the skins on if you'd like, just wash thouroughly before slicing)
  • Slice the sweet potatoes into 1/4 inch rounds.
  • Using a sharp paring knife, carefully cut out jack-lantern faces on each sweet potato.
  • Place the jack-o-lantern sweet potatoes on a parchment lined baking sheet and drizzle with oil.
  • Use your hands to spread the oil evenly on the tops and bottoms of the sweet potatoes.
  • Sprinkle with a little salt and roast in the oven for 25-30 minutes, flipping halfway through. I like to roast mine until the outside is charred a bit.
Author: Jill from Simply Jillicious
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: jack o lantern, sweet potatoe
Diet: dairy free, gluten free, paleo, refined sugar free, vegan

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  1. Have you tried making these in an air fryer?

    1. Hey Kami! I haven’t! I actually don’t have an air fryer. 🙂

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