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.
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.
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!
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.
Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Cheese Sandwich
- 2 slices whole wheat or gluten free bread
- 1 slice reduced-fat American cheese
- On one slice of bread, cut out a jack-o-lantern face. Place slice of cheese on an uncut slice of bread.
- Broil or toast in oven until cheese is melted. Remove from oven, and top with cut slice of bread.
- 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.