Spooktacular Halloween Recipes – Bucket Of Blood

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Bucket Of Blood

This spooky and nutritious Halloween recipe is easy to prepare with the help of canned soup and broth, a variety of pasta shapes and canned peas or onions, and corn. It’s a fun-filled way to enjoy veggies!

Bucket Of Blood



  • 1 can (26 ounces) condensed reduced sodium tomato soup
  • 1 can (14 ounces) vegetable broth
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
  • 4 to 5 drops blue food coloring

Body Parts:

  • 2 cups cooked orechiette pasta (ears), or medium shells (noses), or ziti (intestine) (or a combination)
  • 1 cup drained canned 50% less sodium peas or pearl onions (eyes)
  • 1 cup drained, canned unsalted white corn (teeth)

Preparation Time: Approximately 10 minutes

Cook Time: Approximately 20 minutes


Mix the tomato soup, vegetable broth, water and red and blue food coloring in a large saucepan or small Dutch oven. Heat to simmering and add the ingredients for the “body parts”; heat through. Serve in a new and well-cleaned child’s beach bucket (at least 1/2 gallon capacity), or from the saucepan or Dutch oven.

Servings: 8

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1 comment

pat.navymom October 24, 2010 - 8:32 am

Neat idea for a main that kids might enjoy while partying.


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