One of my favorite films of all time hits theaters this week. Beauty and the Beast is one of my childhood favorite films, and I can’t wait for the live adaptation. Let the family fun can continue beyond just the movie, I’ve created some Beauty and the Beast family movie night dinner ideas and printables.
My inspiration for this Beauty and the Beast Family Dinner Night comes from the song, Be Our Guest. I’ve included a menu and will include the recipes I used for each of the dishes. For our Beauty and the Beast family movie night dinner we had beef ragout (stew), faux cheese souffle, rose apple pies, grey stuff.
♫ Beef ragout
♫ Cheese souffle
♫ Pie and pudding “en flambe”
♫ Try the grey stuff, it’s delicious
♫ Don’t believe me? Ask the dishes
Beauty and the Beast Family Movie Night Dinner Ideas
All of these dishes are very easy to make, so consider inviting some friends over for a movie night! (affiliate links included)
Beef Ragout Recipe
- 1 diced onion
- olive oil
- 2 lbs cubed stew meat
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 2 lb baby red potatoes, cubed
- 3 c. chopped carrots
- 2 cloves garlic
- 3 c. beef broth
- 1 T. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 t dried thyme
- 1 t dried rosemary
- 1 t paprika
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/4 cup flour
Lightly saute onions in pan with olive oil, add stew meat to lightly brown the meat.
Add meat and onion mixture to your crockpot. Add the remaining ingredients (tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, garlic, beef broth, worcestershire, thyme, rosemary, paprika, bay leaf) except for the flour. Cook on low for 4-6 hours.
Remove about a cup of broth from crockpot and whisk together with flour in small bowl. Slowly stir in flour mixture to crockpot and cook on high for about 30 minutes to thicken. Serve this beef ragout for your Beauty and the Beast dinner.
Faux Cheese Souffle Recipe
- biscuits (canned ones are easy)
- shredded cheese
This recipe is super easy and is made to be a faux cheese souffle, this is not supposed to be real cheese souffle. It’s a fun take for my menu to match the Be Our Guest song.
Split open the biscuits in half and sprinkle some shredded cheese in the middle. Close the biscuit back and sprinkle more cheese on the top of the biscuit.
Rose Apple Pies
- pie crust
- 4 red apples
- lemon juice
I used packaged roll out pie crust (from frozen aisle) and cut circles from the crust for the crust. I then pressed the crust circles into a cupcake pan.
The trick for doing these is to get REALLY thin apple slices. I tried to slice them thinly with a paring knife and didn’t get them thin enough. This means my pieces broke and didn’t roll. I highly recommend using a mandoline to create thin slices. Be sure to leave the red skin to help with the rose appearance.
Once you have your thin apple slices in a bowl, squeeze lemon juice over them and sprinkle some cinnamon and sugar over the slices. Let them sit for 5-10 minutes coated. If needed you can microwave the apples for a little bit to help them soften.
Lay out a line of apple slices, overlapping at the ends. Roll the apples tightly and you’ll see the rose taking shape. Place the rolled apples in the cupcake tin on top of the crust. Brush with some melted butter and sprinkle with more cinnamon and sugar.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.
Grey Stuff Recipe
- 1 pkg (3.4 oz) Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
- 1½ cups milk
- 15 Oreos
- 4 oz Cool Whip
- 3 T Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix
Mix the vanilla pudding with the milk and place in the refrigerator to set for 10-15 minutes.
Crush the oreo cookies very well. I used a double layer plastic bag and rolling pin, but a food processor would work better. The trick is to not have any chunks, you want the cookies to be fine in texture.
Mix the oreos into the vanilla pudding. Add the 4 oz of cool whip (some other recipes call for more), and the 3 tablespoons of chocolate pudding mix and mix well.
You can scoop the grey stuff pudding onto plates to serve with some sprinkles. If you’re feeling fancy, consider using a piping cake decorating bag to pipe out pretty dollops of the grey stuff recipe.
Our family had a great time enjoying our Beauty and the Beast dinner party. We played the soundtrack during dinner, it’s the perfect lead up to watching the movie! Hope you enjoy my ideas and can plan a fun movie night dinner for your family.
If you’d like to use my printables, you can download them here:
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