Easy mushroom skulls are a fun way to enjoy vegetables at Halloween. You can enjoy making these Halloween mushrooms with the kids too.
We made these mushroom skulls as part of our keto Halloween celebrations and served them in many different ways. These tiny skulls make a healthy vegan dish or appetizer.
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All you need to make this recipe is mushrooms and a firm straw to make the eyes. The faces can be carved with a sharp knife in a variety of patterns.
WHAT TYPE OF MUSHROOMS ARE USED?
For these Halloween mushroom skulls, you need a firm mushroom such as a button, cremini or brown mushroom.
When choosing a mushroom, make sure that they are fresh and firm. Anything with a slight slimy texture should be left on the supermarket shelf!
HOW TO MAKE MUSHROOM SKULLS
All you need is a firm straw and a sharp pairing knife.
Slice the mushrooms in half
Use a straw to make the large eye holes.
Cook the mushrooms in a pan with oil
Enjoy a spooky Halloween mushroom!
HOW TO USE MUSHROOM SKULLS
The mushroom skulls can be cooked in a simple garlic and oil mixture and serve with a dip. Add them to soups or stews.
Serve the cooked Halloween mushrooms with a black bean pasta. This is lower in carbohydrates than regular pasta. We served this with a spoonful of sundried tomato pesto sauce.
Another way we served our spooky mushrooms is on a pizza. We used a Fathead dough pizza base to keep the recipe low carb. Cut them into squares with a mushroom skull on each square for individual portions.
WATCH HOW TO MAKE MUSHROOM SKULLS
MORE KETO HALLOWEEN RECIPES
Halloween can be a sugar filled holiday, so we have put together a few low carb treats to keep you on track.
- 10 medium button mushrooms
- Clean the mushrooms with a damp paper towel.
- With a sharp knife, slice the mushrooms in half. Trim the stems.
- Using a firm straw, poke two holes in one half of the cut mushroom for the eye sockets.
- Using a sharp knife carve the nose holes, teeth or mouth. Be creative!
- Repeat for all the mushrooms.
- To cook, season the mushrooms with salt and pepper. Heat a tablespoon or two of olive oil or butter in a large frying pan on a medium heat. Cook the mushroom skulls on both sides until golden.
- Serve with a dip or be creative with a low carb pizza topping or pasta.
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