Need Halloween sandwich ideas kids love? Make a Jack-O-Lantern Cheese Sandwich!

By Anne-Marie Nichols

Need Halloween sandwich ideas kids love? Make a Jack-O-Lantern Cheese Sandwich!

If you’re searching for Halloween sandwich ideas for a spooky kids’ Halloween party, try this Jack-O-Lantern Cheese Sandwich recipe! It’s the clever idea of my friend and contributor, Holly Clegg.

Not only is this adorable Halloween sandwich recipe easy to make, but the Jack-O-Lantern Cheese Sandwich is a healthy alternative to all those ghoulishly sugary Halloween treats.

I’m tempted to heat up a platter of these kid friendly sandwiches on a my 4-serving George Foreman Grill and have some striped Jack-O-Lantern Cheese Sandwiches. What do you think?

If you’re gluten free, try this on your favorite gluten free bread! Grownups and adventurous eaters can add slices of ham, turkey, tomatoes, and lettuce if they wish to Holly Clegg’s Halloween cheese sandwich.

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To encourage your little ghosts and goblins to eat more healthy meals and snacks, you can find more of Holly Clegg’s trim& TERRIFIC® recipes at The Healthy Cooking Blog.

Check out Holly’s trim & TERRIFIC™ cookbooks on Amazon, too!

Update on Holly: Holly was diagnosed with gastric cancer in 2018. For the latest on Holly’s health, see her Instagram page.

You can learn more about Holly’s Cancer Journey and donate to the Holly Clegg Gastric Cancer Research Fund at MD Anderson Cancer Center on her behalf.

Kid friendly healthy Halloween sandwich ideas

Spooky Halloween party dishes can be exciting and delicious without being full of sugar and fat.

These festive Jack-O-Lantern Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are full of calcium and whole wheat fiber.

Be sure to choose bread that begins with “whole wheat” as the first ingredient to ensure optimum nutrition.

Halloween snack recipes like this one doubles as an activity for older children to enjoy carving their own Jack O’ lantern face cheese sandwich. Year-round this can be a grilled cheese “face sandwich.”

In the fall it becomes the ideal Halloween sandwich!

Your kids will also love my Creepy Crawlers Sandwiches for Halloween.

More awesome recipes from Holly Clegg

Blackened Chicken Tenders

Southwestern Sweet Potato Salad

Ultimate Double Chocolate Brownies Recipe

Red Velvet Cheesecake

Tomato Bruschetta Appetizer

Need Halloween sandwich ideas kids love? Make a Jack-O-Lantern Cheese Sandwich!

Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Cheese Sandwich


  • 2 slices whole wheat or gluten free bread
  • 1 slice reduced-fat American cheese


  1. On one slice of bread, cut out a jack-o-lantern face. Place slice of cheese on an uncut slice of bread.
  2. Broil or toast in oven until cheese is melted. Remove from oven, and top with cut slice of bread.
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: Makes 1 Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Sandwich
  • Serving size: 1 sandwich
  • Calories: 181
  • Calories from Fat: 40 (22%)
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Unsaturated fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 683mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 27g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg

Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 2 starch

Picture and recipe used with permission of author.

Originally published on October 12, 2015 and October 7, 2016. Updated with new pictures and information.

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