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The spookiest holiday of the year is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to get party planning! A frightfully good time isn’t complete without some spooky décor, scarrrrry music and dishes that delight, so explore top-rated Halloween-inspired recipes sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit wicked fast!

Spooky Spider Web Dip
This creamy, layered-with-flavor, oh-so-easy dip isn’t just a mouthwatering addition to your big event, it also adds a bit of scary flare to your tablescape. Start by adding refried black beans, pinto beans and fresh salsa to form the bottom layer and then pile on guac, plenty of Sargento® 4 Cheese Mexican Shredded Cheese, diced tomatoes and a sour cream spider web to fantastic dip! Serve with tortilla chips or veggies and this couldn't-be-simpler dish is set for the part.

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Jack O'Lantern Cheese Dip
Whether you’re having a full-on, costumes-required Halloween party or a low-key gathering with friends, this cheesy dip is here for it. It’s a quick-and-easy microwave recipe (yay!) that’s made with Sargento® Shredded 4 Cheese Mexican and Sargento® Whole Milk Ricotta, which melts together wonderfully to create a smooth, creamy concoction. Just add bacon, garlic and green onions and it’s ready to enjoy!

Quick tip: Serve it in a hollowed-out pumpkin for a boo-tiful display!

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Halloween Charcuterie Board
Want to really "wow” the guests at your soiree? This recipe should do the trick! Simply slice Sargento® block cheeses – we used extra-sharp cheddar, sharp cheddar-jack and Fiesta™ pepper jack, but choose your favorites – and then cut them into Halloween shapes like ghosts, pumpkins and bats using small cookie cutters. Grab a tray and arrange your spooky cheeses with premium meats, crackers, seasonal fruits, salty olives and other snacking favorites your friends and fam can easily pop into their mouths!

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Cheesy Witch Fingers
When it comes to ease, this recipe takes the cake. It’s made with just three ingredients and can be put together in a matter of seconds. Just grab your Sargento® Natural String Cheese, put a little cream cheese on one end and add the green pepper “nail.” It’s seriously that simple. 

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With these yummy, holiday-ready recipes on hand, you can quickly and easily serve up a bewitching spread your hungry guests will dare to dig right into! On the hunt for more Halloween recipe inspo? We rounded up the holiday’s best (and scariest) all in one place