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Haunted pizza recipe

The perfect easy bake for a scary Halloween treat, this easy homemade pizza recipe is topped with gooey mozzarella ghosts, salami bats and black olive spiders. Simply double (or even triple) the quantities if you have a large gang of trick-or-treaters to feed
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Lunch, Main Course, side
Cuisine halloween
Servings 2
Calories 641 kcal


  • 200 ml passata
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 x 145g pack pizza base mix
  • 4 salami slices cut into bat shapes
  • 7 pitted black olives halved
  • 125 g ball mozzarella torn into pieces


  • Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. Put the passata and olive oil in a pan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 mins, or until thickened.
  • Empty the pizza base mix into a bowl and stir in 100ml warm water. Mix to a soft dough, then tip out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 mins, or until smooth. Roll out the dough to roughly 24cm in diameter. Transfer to a large, greased baking sheet and turn up the edge of the base for a crust. Leave to stand in a warm place for 10 mins.
  • Meanwhile, thinly slice 8 olive halves lengthways into 4 to make 32 legs for the spider (each spider has eight). Dice two more olive halves to make eyes for the mozzarella ghosts.
  • Spread the passata over the base, allowing a 1cm border. Top with the salami and arrange the torn mozzarella in ghost shapes (with room to spread). Position the remaining olives, cut-side down, and arrange 4 spidery legs on either side.
  • Cook the pizza for 15-18 mins, until bubbling and golden. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 1 min, before adding the reserved olive eyes to each melted mozzarella ghost. Serve immediately.
Keyword halloween, halloween party food, party food, pizza