4 scary ideas for a Halloween pizza

Halloween is just around the corner and you are looking for ideas for a Halloween pizza on this spooky occasion? Then I have some horrible inspirations for you!

1. Scary pizza fingers

Pizza Fingers

These scary pizza fingers are perfect for a quick snack in between. Matched with a blood… er I mean of course a tomato dip!

Ingredients (for about 24 pizza fingers)

For the dough you can use any pizza dough recipe from the blog here because the preparation is very simple and straightforward.

  • 250 gr pizza dough (equivalent to one dough ball)
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 140 gr tomato sauce
  • 80 gr grated cheese (e.g. mozzarella or gouda)
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste

Instructions

  • Cut small triangles from the bell pepper, these will serve as “fingernails” later. Put the small triangles aside.
  • Flour the work surface and roll out the pizza dough thinly with a rolling pin.
  • Spread tomato sauce and grated cheese on the dough.
  • Now bake the pizza:
    In the household oven: bake the pizza in the preheated oven at 200 degrees for about 15 minutes.
    In the pizza oven: bake the pizza in the preheated oven at 400 degrees for about 3 minutes.
  • Then cut the pizza into finger-thick strips and trim the ends of the strips to be slightly pointed.
  • Spread some tomato paste on the pointed ends of each strip, this serves as “glue” for the bell pepper fingernails.
  • Now carefully press the bell pepper triangles onto the places of the pizza fingers with the tomato paste.
  • That’s it, the scary pizza fingers are ready!

2. Spooky pizzette

Spooky pizzette

These spooky pizzette (mini pizzas) are also perfect as a small Halloween bite. The great thing is that you can let your creativity run wild with these pizzette and cover them with all kinds of ingredients! For example, I used Halloween cookie cutters* to create different shapes out of cheese such as ghosts, bats, skulls to top the pizzette. Black olives are also a practical and edible decoration idea: for example, you can make small black spiders from them or use them cut very small as eyes, nose and mouth for the cheese cutters (see picture). With these pizzette, of course, the little ones can also help and let off steam!

Ingredients (for about 8 pizzette)

For the dough you can use any pizza dough recipe from the blog here because the preparation is very simple and straightforward.

  • 250 gr pizza dough (equivalent to one dough ball)
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 140 gr tomato sauce
  • 80 gr grated cheese (e.g. mozzarella or gouda) or sliced cheese (if you want to cut out the cheese)
  • Optional: black olives

Instructions

  • Flour the work surface and roll out the pizza dough thinly with a rolling pin.
  • Cut out small shapes with a glass.
  • Brush the small shapes with tomato sauce, leaving a border.
  • Now your creativity is needed! You can sprinkle some grated cheese on some pizzettes like I did and then put the black olive spiders on top. Or you can use the Halloween cookie cutters to cut out different shapes from the cheese slices and then place them on the pizzette.
  • Now bake the pizza:
    In the household oven: bake the pizza in the preheated oven at 200 degrees for about 10 minutes.
    In the pizza oven: bake the pizza in the preheated oven at 400 degrees for about 3 minutes.
  • Small tip: in order that the cheese, which you have cut out with the Halloween cookie cutters, still keeps its shape, I recommend to put the cheese on the pizzette only 2-3 min before the end of the baking time.
  • That’s it, the spooky pizzette are ready!

3. Cobweb pizza

Cobweb Pizza

After all, it’s “trick or treat!” That’s why a sweet Halloween pizza can’t be missing! But watch out: this Oreo dessert pizza with cream cheese frosting might be so delicious that even spiders can’t help themselves!

Ingredients (for 1 Oreo pizza)

For the dough you can use any pizza dough recipe from the blog here because the preparation is very simple and straightforward.

  • 250 gr pizza dough (equivalent to one dough ball)
  • 4 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 16 Oreos, crushed

Ingredients (for the frosting)

  • 120 gr cream cheese
  • 4 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 50 gr powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp milk

Instructions

  • Flour the work surface and roll out the pizza dough thinly on it with a rolling pin.
  • Spread the dough with the soft butter.
  • Crush the Oreo cookies in a blender or with a hand blender to small crumbs.
  • Then spread the cookie crumbs on the dough.
  • Bake the pizza in a preheated oven at 220 degrees Celsius for 16-18 minutes, until the edges and bottom are browned.
  • In the meantime, make the frosting: In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter with a hand mixer until smooth. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. Mix everything together. Pour the frosting into a freezer bag. Then use a scissor to cut a very small hole in one corner of the bag (I mean really small because otherwise the frosting will come out too thick!).
  • Spread the frosting over the pizza as if you were cutting a pizza into 6 equal pieces. Spread each line over the entire length of the pizza, using even pressure. Then connect the lines with a rounded “U” shape to form three complete circles.
  • And just like that, the cobweb pizza is ready!

4. Pizza devouring pumpkin

Pizza devouring pumpkin

This Halloween pizza was extremely fun to make! On the one hand, because this pizza deliberately did not have to be round and on the other hand, because it was my first time that I have carved a Halloween pumpkin! What do you say to the result?

Ingredients (for 1 pizza)

For the dough you can use any pizza dough recipe from the blog here because the preparation is very simple and straightforward.

  • 250 gr pizza dough (equivalent to one dough ball)
  • 140 gr tomato sauce
  • 80 gr mozzarella

Tools (for 1 carved pumpkin)

  • 1 large carving pumpkin
  • Sharp knives
  • 1 tablespoon
  • Paper
  • Glue
  • Wax crayon or sharpie

For carving the pumpkin I found this Youtube video very helpful. Please be careful when carving the pumpkin!

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven at least 1 hour before baking (target temperature should be at least 400 degrees).
  • Prepare a bowl or deep plate with semola (flour will work if necessary).
  • Sprinkle the dough piece with a little semola (especially around the edges), and using a spatula, get it out of the box, put it in the bowl/plate with semola and turn it over in it.
  • Then place the dough piece on the work surface and shape it by hand: if possible, starting from the center, press the air bubbles towards the edge and shape it into a round pizza, leaving a border. Please do not use a rolling pin, as this will destroy the air bubbles.
  • Top the pizza.
  • Carefully pull the pizza onto the pizza peel. On the pizza slider, pull one side of the pizza a little lengthwise.
  • Place pizza in oven and bake for about 90 seconds (a little shorter or longer, depending on your own preference and degree of browning).
  • That’s it, the pizza is ready!
I hope this post about Halloween pizza inspirations was valuable to you. Are you looking for more pizza inspiration? Do you want to dive deeper into the pizza rabbit hole?

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Thanks for reading! If you have any unanswered questions, feel free to let me know in the comments.

Julia

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