For many, many years on Halloween night, I made a special dinner with a Jack-o’-Lantern Meatloaf, Mummy Mashed Potatoes, and more. When we were deciding what Halloween recipes we wanted to share, we knew we wanted kid friendly and nothing too gross. After all, the gross food rarely gets eaten anyway.

The Scarecrow Tostadas are not only fun to make for the kiddos, but I had a blast putting this one together as well. Oh…and they taste really good too!

The fun part is decorating the face! I started with a corn tortilla, cut into small strips and fried it in a little oil to make the hair. Then another tortilla was warmed in the pan. The first layer is refried beans, then taco meat. For the hair, I used shredded lettuce and cheese, the eyes are cherry tomatoes, a dab of sour cream and a sliced black olive. The nose is a baby carrot that I shaved with a vegetable peeler to get it pointed. The mouth a red pepper and tortilla chips for the teeth.

Have fun with Mr. Scarecrow! Let your imagination run wild! I think he would be a hit at any Halloween or Fall Party. And especially great for family dinner.

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Halloween Food: Scarecrow Tostadas

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  • Total Time: 20 minutes


The kiddos will have a blast playing with their food. Recipe from Adapted from Pillsbury


  • Corn tortillas
  • Refried Beans
  • Taco Meat
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Black Olives
  • Sour Cream
  • Baby Carrots
  • Red Pepper
  • Tortilla Chips


  1. Cook ground beef and prepare as you would for taco meat
  2. Cut tortilla into small strips and fry in a little oil for the hair
  3. Heat the tortilla in a pan or microwave
  4. Heat beans
  5. Layer beans on the tortilla, add the taco meat
  6. Decorate the face as you like


These ingredients are just what we used, let your imagination run wild and have fun!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes

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