These super simple Halloween Pizzas come together in minutes and are the perfect spooky dinner idea! Made with minimal ingredients and easy to customize with your favorite toppings.
- 4 Ingredient Dinner: You only need 4 simple ingredients to whip up these easy homemade pizzas.
- Ready in 10 Minutes: If you are using store bought pizza sauce, these can be on the table ready to serve in minutes.
- Easy to Customize: Add your favorite toppings. No need to limit to just cheese and olives.
Halloween is my favorite holiday, closely followed by Christmas, and we always try to have a menu that is going to fit the them. For the last few years, thanks to my sweet sweet friend, we’ve been making these spooky ghost pizzas. Not only are they incredibly easy to make, but it’s a process the entire family can join in before you head out the door to fill up on candy.
I especially like to get our kid into preparing his own pizza. He is way more likely to fill his belly if he has a hand in making it. That means he won’t looking at a major stomach ache at the end of the night from too many sweets on an empty stomach. We love this Halloween tradition, and I know you will too.
Want more spookily delicious snacks? Try my Halloween Seven Layer Dip.
MINI HALLOWEEN PIZZAS INGREDIENTS
I like to stick with a theme, which is why we opted for ghost cheese slices as well as olive spiders. It’s just enough spook without it being too unappetizing. That being said, you don’t have to stick with these toppings. Don’t be afraid to add any of your favorites! Here is what you need to get started:
- Fresh Mozzarella: Specifically, you will need fresh mozzarella (the bigger ball) or mozzarella slices. This is what will give us the ghost figure on the pizza, and shredded won’t work.
- Flatbread: I like mini pizzas. You can make an assembly line and let everyone build their own. To avoid the hassle, and keep things easy, I use flatbread as the base vs crust. Papa Pita works great and has durability and flavor that holds up with all of the toppings.
- Pizza Sauce: Homemade or store bought, a heaping tablespoon is enough for each pie.
- Olives: These are how you will build spiders, but you can use other toppings like pepperoni, ham, or peppers too.
HOW TO MAKE GHOST SHAPES WITH CHEESE
Here was the biggest challenge. I knew I wanted to make ghosts out of the cheese. Turns out, my worry was for nothing because it was SO EASY.
- If you are using fresh mozzarella (the large ball), cut into slices that are big enough for a ghost cookie cutter (affiliate).
- Place the cheese slices on a cutting board and use the shaped cutter to cut out ghost shapes.
- Set aside until you are ready to build your tiny pies.
HOW TO MAKE HALLOWEEN PIZZAS WITH GHOSTS
- PREP: Use a ghost shaped cookie cutter to cut the mozzarella cheese into ghost shapes. Set aside and preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- ASSEMBLE: Spread a heaping tablespoon of pizza sauce onto each crust. Carefully place the ghost cheese pieces onto each of the halloween pizzas, using cut olive pieces for the eyes and mouth. Add olive spiders if desired.
- BAKE: Bake in the preheated oven for 5-8 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and to pizza is heated through.
- ENJOY: Cut into triangles and enjoy!
- Baking Trays: Having a quality set of baking trays (affiliate) is a life saver in the kitchen. They are a tad thicker and help heat everything evenly.
- Silicone Baking Mats: Not technically something you need, but silicone baking mats (affiliate) are used almost daily in our home. They keep almost anything from sticking to a baking tray AND are reusable so cut back on waste from foil and parchment.
- Pizza Cutter: Hear me out, I actually use my pizza cutter (affiliate) for EVERYTHING. Quesadillas? Pizza cutter. Grilled cheese? Pizza cutter. Pancakes? Pizza cutter!
The ONLY difference between flatbread pizza and regular pizza is the crust. Typically, a traditional yeast based dough is used for pizza making. With this recipe, we swapped pizza dough for the sturdy structure of flatbread. Sauce and toppings are layered on top and baked to perfection.
The biggest difference between flatbread and naan is that the latter uses an egg an dyogurt base that gives it a slightly more chewy texture with a bit of a tang in flavor.
No flatbread? No problem! Try a tortilla for a thin crust, garlic toast (the ones found in the freezer section), or even a loaf of french bread.
Keep any leftovers stored in an airtight container inside the refrigerator for up to 4 days. When you are ready to enjoy, reheat in a 375 degree oven for 5 minutes.
Halloween Ghost Pizzas
- 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese*
- 4 round flatbread or pita
- 1/2 cup pizza sauce
- 12 black olives
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with foil for easy clean up and set aside.
- Cut the mozzarella into slices. Place on a cutting board and use a ghost shaped cutter, or a sharp knife, to cut the ghost shape into the cheese. Set aside.
- Add 1 heaping tablespoon of pizza sauce to each flatbread and spread to cover the surface.
- Carefully top with 2 to 3 of the ghost cheese pieces, using chopped olives for the eyes and mouth of each ghost.
- Add olive spiders if desired.
- Bake 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the pizza is heated through.