Fun Skull & Crossbones – Halloween

Skull & Crossbones

OK so it’s October so time to pull a few seasonal dishes out of the bag!!

This is a simple, fun skull and crossbones – probably suitable for older kids as it’s a little on the “real” side.

Skull and crossbones healthy food for kids



– White bean puree (potato, parsnip, celeriac, cauliflower mash/puree would all work well) for the skull.

– Steamed potatoes – for the ends of the bones

– Cauliflower – for the bones

– Pumpkin – for the eye socket (optional)

Any white veggies that you have on hand will work. Most can be steamed or roasted and then put in the blender with a little milk (and flavourings like garlic should you wish) to make a puree.


1. Form a skull shape from the puree.


 Skull - 1 mash

2. Then dig out some eye sockets with a knife.

Skull - 2 eye sockets (1 of 1)


3. And then some nostrils.

Skull - 3 nostrils (1 of 1)


4. Then make a mouth with teeth outlines.

Skull - 4 teeth (1 of 1)


5. I cut steamed potatoes to make the ends of the bones.

Skull - 5 potatoes (1 of 1)


6. Then added some lightly roasted cauliflower as the bones themselves.

Skull - Finished 2 (1 of 1)

7. Or you can give the eyes the scary look with a contrasting veg (I used roasted pumpkin).

Skull - Finished 1 (1 of 1)

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