12 of the Garlickiest Recipes We Have (for Keeping Away Vampires)

October 30, 2015

You have a little over 24 hours to figure out what you're going to be for Halloween, put the finishing touches on your very (sort of) grown-up Halloween party, and track down some spooky movies to rent. But we'd be remiss if we didn't advise you on staying safe this Halloween: Hello, it's vampire season. And we just want you to be prepared. Ready your stakes (and your steaks), and stock up on garlic—and then make some of our garlickiest recipes, which are almost guaranteed to keep away any vampires, not to mention anyone else who gets too close. (Couldn't hurt to stock up on the breath mints, too.)

Penelope Casa's Garlic Green Beans (Judias Verdes con Ajo) by Genius Recipes


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Garlic Cheddar Biscuits by Posie Harwood



Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Garlic Croutons by Merrill Stubbs

Brussels sprouts


Roasted Garlic Soup with Olive Croutons by linzarella

Garlic soup


Garlicky Smothered White Beans on Toast by Gena Hamshaw



Garlicky Stir-Fried Pea Shoots (Da Dou Miao) by Betty | le jus d'orange

Pea shoots


Sopa de Ajo (Garlic Soup) by Marian Bull

Garlic soup


Black Garlic White Bean Hummus by Camilla Maybee



Brothy, Garlicky Beans by Merrill Stubbs



Butternut Squash and Roasted Garlic Galette by lorinarlock



Panade with Gruyère and Onion-Garlic Confit by Sue Conley & Peggy Smith



Sephardic Megedarra with Garlicky Brown Rice Pilaf by creamtea


Share your best vampire repellants (and other Halloween ideas) in the comments.

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Dei L. October 31, 2015
Haha, very good idea!!!
Alexandra V. October 30, 2015
Always a winner:
Even better if you have time to make a batch of Roberta's pizza dough recipe, which will yield you two mummies!