Are your kids so excited about trick-or-treating on Halloween that supper seems impossible? And then there’s everything you have to do to get your trick-or-treaters ready, pumpkins carved and candy ready, PLUS adding it all on an already busy work/school day and you’re exhausted. No matter how badly you know that all the candy after a skipped or slim supper is not ideal, you just don’t have enough energy left to fight the supper time battle. Sound familiar? I have the perfect solution for you! This supper time solution is FUN (yes, your kids will WANT to eat it), it’s healthy and it’s EASY. Talk about a win win.


What you’ll need:

  • 1 large can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 2 cans kidney beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 large can or 2 regular sized cans of pork and beans
  • 2 cans mushrooms (drained)
  • 1 package ground beef (I used half of the large package shown in the photo)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • grated cheddar or marble cheese
  • 1 package chili seasonings (yeah…I cheat!)
  • small pumpkins

We were lucky enough to pick our pumpkins fresh from our friend’s garden! Doesn’t get any better than that! {We did buy the smallest one though; the perfect size for my mini.}


1. Prepare the pumpkins first so they can bake while you prepare the chili. This prep can all be done the day before or in the morning. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut the “lid” off your pumpkin and remove all the inside seeds. Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until the pumpkin is tender enough to eat (stick a fork inside to check). Refrigerate until ready to use.

2. While the pumpkins are cooking, prepare the chili for the slow cooker. Chop onion and fry with ground beef. Once cooked, place in the slow cooker with all canned goods and the seasoning. Stir well. If you prep the night before, place in fridge overnight and turn slow cooker on in the morning. Let cook for most of the day or at least the afternoon.

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3. About half hour before supper, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place chili in cooked pumpkin and top with grated cheese or sliced cheese. Bake until heated through and cheese is melted.

Enjoy! I also froze the left over chili for another easy meal night 🙂 [And now you know my secret to making chili….]

And you can even eat the pumpkin! So delicious! The waterproof bib my daughter is wearing is ideal for these suppers {available for purchase in Sew Bright Creations Etsy Shop}.

Now that your trick-or-treaters are ready for a full night of fun, make sure to check out Sew Bright Trick-or-Treat Bags, there are just a few left! These durable bags are meant to last all your little one’s trick-or-treating days! Click HERE to view on Etsy.

Let us know how your kids like it! Happy Halloween!

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