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Zombie Meatloaf for Halloween

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Inside: The spookiest zombie meatloaf recipe.

We are definitely our Mother’s daughters.  Last year, my sister posted a picture of the Halloween meal she made for her family.  Then I posted a picture of the meal and I made for my family.  In comes my other sister with a picture of her meal.

I kid you not. We all made the exact same Zombie meatloaf recipe for Halloween.

zombie meatloaf halloween


For years, our Halloween meal has been individual meatloaves that I would put a jack-o-lantern face on using cut cheese.  They were cute and well-loved, but my kids were getting older and then I saw an image of a zombie meatloaf on Pinterest.  It didn’t lead anywhere, so I just had the image to go off of.  Apparently, we all saw the same image!

Zombie Meatloaf Recipe

Zombie Meatloaf for Halloween

  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded carrots
  • 1/3 cup chopped onions
  • 3 tbsp. ketchup
  • 1 tbsp. mustard (I use dijon but you can also use spicy brown)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp. minched garlic
  • 2 tsp. oregano
  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 10-12 strips uncooked bacon for garnish
  • ketchup for garnish
  • onion pieces for garnish.
  1. Mix all ingredients except ground beef and garnishes in a large bowl. Once it is thoroughly mixed, add ground beef and mix well. Place ground beef mixture onto a foil lined baking sheet and pat firmly into a head shape.
  2. Cut large pieces of onion for eyes and teeth and press into mixture in correct places. Lay bacon slices around the “head” to resemble cloth strips on a zombie. Then drizzle ketchup for blood.
  3. Bake at 350 for 75 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160. You may have to drizzle more ketchup for blood after you remove it from the oven.

Here is what it looked like before I cooked it:

zombie meatloaf recipe


Our Spooky Meal Doesn’t Stop There

We always have an orange drink in skull glasses (either orange Kool-aid or orange juice) and ghost mashed potatoes!  The picture isn’t the best (what Mom isn’t running around last minute on Trick or Treat night??), but it’s just straight mashed potatoes that I put in a baggie to pipe into little ghosts. Then I give him raisin eyes and a mouth!

halloween ghost mashed potatoes

Looking for some more Halloween inspiration?

There is nothing like a spooky twist on a yummy treat, just like these fun ghost inspired cupcakes. Or these funny Halloween costumes that everyone will love, but here are a few more of my Halloween favorites:

halloween treats

halloween ghost cupcakes

Halloween donuts

Also, check out the Halloween party we threw last year for lots of sweet treats ideas!

diy costumes halloween family

PS. Need some last minute costumes? I am the queen of waiting until the last second! Check out some of my favorites from years’ past!

Cristin @ Pampered Teacher

Sunday 2nd of November 2014

This is awesome! My kids will get a kick out of this any day. Had to pin it - so creative!

Michelle Quinno

Friday 31st of October 2014

Love this meatloaf! It's hilarious that you all came up with the same idea!