Halloween Recipes: Spooky Spider Sandwiches (3 Ways)

Make Halloween lunchboxes and meals even more festive by serving one (or all) of these fun, filling, and healthy spider sandwiches.

Holley Grainger's Spooky Spider Sandwiches and Cobweb Tomato Soup

Halloween night is full of smiles, excitement, and anticipation. So much so that it is easy to overlook the importance of filling up our bellies with real food before we dash out the door for a night of trick-or-treating. Whether for breakfast, a lunchbox, or dinner, these spider sandwiches are sure to add both fun and nourishment to your Halloween.

Three Ways with Spider Sandwiches 

Not only do these recipes make great at-home projects and meals for your family, they’re also a yummy Halloween nut-free party snack for school. I’m always looking for new and creative opportunities to get the girls cooking in the kitchen and these spider sandwiches are a fun way to involve them. 

Holley Grainger's Spooky Spider Sandwiches 3 Ways

Spider Sandwiches Variations:

Be sure to try all three versions of my Spider Sandwiches to add a filling mix of fun and spooky to your Halloween festivities.

  1. Grilled Turkey and Cheese Spider Sandwiches with Tomato-Basil Spider Web Soup
  2. Sunflower Seed Butter and Jelly Spider Sandwiches
  3. Halloween Breakfast Sandwiches

 

How to Make Grilled Turkey and Cheese Spider Sandwiches with Tomato-Basil Spider Web Soup

This grilled cheese and tomato-basil soup combo with a Halloween twist is sure to be a fan favorite in your house. It makes a nutritious meal before a long night of trick-or-treating and could even be a fun way to get your kids involved at meal times!

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Holley Grainger's Spooky Spider Sandwiches and Cobweb Tomato Soup

Grilled Turkey and Cheese Spider Sandwiches with Tomato-Basil Spider Web Soup

  • Author: Holley Grainger
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Halloween

Description

Grilled turkey and cheese spider sandwiches are fun to prep and even more fun to eat – if you dare!

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Ingredients

  • 4 slices whole wheat bread
  • 4 slices honey-maple turkey
  • 2 slices of your favorite cheese (I used Colby jack)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 16 Fritos
  • 4 olive slices
  • 1 (18.7-oz) can tomato-basil soup 
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream or plain Greek yogurt

Instructions

To make the spider sandwiches:

  1. Make 2 sandwiches using 2 slices of turkey and 1 slice of cheese on each sandwich.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over low-medium heat. Place both sandwiches in skillet and sear each side until bread is browned and crisp and cheese is melted.
  3. Using a biscuit cutter or a glass cup, cut your sandwich into a circle and remove the outside pieces.
  4. Place 4 Fritos into the sides of each sandwich to create legs. Top with olive “eye balls.” 

To make the soup:

  1. Pour tomato-basil soup into a saucepan and heat over medium heat according to package directions. 
  2. Place sour cream in the corner of a plastic sandwich bag. Cut a very small piece of the corner out of the bag. Gently squeeze the sour cream out of the bag onto the soup making a in a spider web design.

 

How to Make Sunflower Seed Butter and Jelly Spider Sandwiches

These Sunflower Seed Butter and Jelly Spider Sandwiches with a spooky Halloween twist is the perfect recipe for any meal of the day (especially when in a lunchbox!). It’s fun, tasty, and most importantly: nut-free and school-friendly.

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Holley Grainger's Spooky Spider Sandwich

Sunflower Seed Butter and Jelly Spider Sandwiches

  • Author: Holley Grainger
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 10 min
  • Yield: 2 sandwiches 1x

Description

Use sunflower seed butter, a nut-friendly and school-approved alternative to peanut butter to make these funny and fun spider sandwiches

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Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp sunflower seed butter (I used Sunbutter)
  • 4 slices whole wheat bread
  • 2 tbsp. strawberry jelly
  • 16 pretzel sticks
  • 4 chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Spread the sunflower seed butter equally onto two slice of bread and the strawberry jelly equally on the other slices of bread. Press together to make two sandwiches. 
  2. Using a biscuit cutter or a glass cup, cut the sandwiches into a circle and remove the outside pieces.
  3. Place 4 pretzels on one side of the circle and 4 on the other (to look like spider legs). Repeat with the second sandwich. 
  4. Dip the bottom sides of chocolate chips into the sunflower seed butter (all-natural, edible glue!) and place on the tops of your sandwiches to resemble eyes.

 

How to Make Halloween Breakfast Spider Sandwiches

Make these Halloween Breakfast Spider Sandwiches for a fun, filling, and nutritious start to everyone’s morning.

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Holley Grainger's Spooky Spider Sandwich

Halloween Breakfast Spider Sandwiches

  • Author: Holley Grainger
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 7
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x

Description

This fun twist on a breakfast sandwich is the perfect amount of nutritious, delicious, and a little bit of spooky too. It’s the perfect dish to serve up to the little ones on Halloween morning, or really any fall morning. It’s even fun to have them help out and construct their own sandwiches.

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Ingredients

  • 4 round toaster waffles (I used Eggo)
  • 2 large egg, scrambled
  • 4 slices cooked bacon
  • 4 chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup, optional

Instructions

  1. Toast waffles according to package directions until crispy and golden brown. 
  2. While waffles toast, crack eggs into the center of the a nonstick skillet and scramble until cooked all the way through. Remove from pan.
  3. Slice the bacon pieces into quarters, small enough to resemble “spider legs” and set aside.
  4. Divide scrambled egg in half and place on top of two waffles. Top with bacon slices (four pieces on each side to look like legs). Add the second waffle on top and top with 2 chocolate chips for eyes. Drizzle with maple syrup, if desired.

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Spooky Spiders Sandwiches from Holley Grainger

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