Ready to get totally spooky during pizza night with the family? Here are four distinct Halloween pizza designs that are easy to make with a pre-made crust and sauce!
That's right: we've got ghost pizza, mummy pizza, pumpkin pizza and jack-o-lantern pizza. All the Halloween pizza specials you could ever want!
I love that these Halloween pizzas are really easy to make with pre-made mini pizza crusts, sauce, cheese and a few ingredients that are totally accessible. I actually used grocery delivery service to get all of these ingredients straight to my doorstep without even having to step foot in the store. Everybody wins!
This would be the all-time ultimate meal to serve on Halloween night. Traditionally, there are loads of kids coming in and out of the house – and us adults are trying to cater to the needs of trick-or-treaters and don't exactly have time to make a big fuss over dinner.
If I had to bet, I'd say this is probably one of the biggest nights for pizza delivery. I searched online and one report said that Pizza Hut alone sells over a million pies on Halloween, and demand during trick-or-treat hours in particular tends to rise 25 to 35 percent.
But Halloween pizza – if you plan for it ahead of time – can be totally cute and cheaper than calling up your local shop. I showed this to some family members who are coming over for a Halloween potluck and they were SUPER impressed. It took 10 minutes! All Hallows Eve, meet the all-efficient mom hack: pre-made crusts, tomato sauce and simple ingredients.
There are a zillion more ideas if you really want to roll with the theme. Spider pizza, skull pizza, sweet dessert pizza. The sky is the limit when it comes to your Halloween pizza ideas!
When I was a kid, our neighborhood was the go-to spot for fun Halloween! All of our neighbors would create cute snacks, candy treats and intricate decorations and Halloween costumes for their families. The Halloween party would go late into the night, with the parents carrying on long after the kids had gone to sleep.
The mummy pizza is definitely my fave! It's easy – just like all of these pizzas – and it's a crowd-pleaser because you can easily remove the ‘eyeballs' (take off the two black olive slices) if you have picky kiddos who get a kick out of the look but don't actually approve of eating olives. *raises hand* That was totally me when I was a kid. Black and green = no go.
As for the ghost pizza, the recipe says to use Babybel (because that's what we tend to have on-hand) but a large chunk of mozzarella cheese would also work really well.
The orange bell pepper pumpkin pizza was created for my kiddo who likes vegetables but weirdly won't eat tomato sauce. Who doesn't like tomato sauce? Tomatoes, good. Garlic, good. Basil, delicious. In any case, this one can be made with or without the tomato sauce – unlike the ghost pizza which definitely needs some tomato sauce to visually counter the cheese ghosts.
Ahhh, this one's a classic. Jack-o-lantern pizza is totally simple with pepperoni placed roughly into the shape of a pumpkin face, laid right on top of saucey, cheesy goodness.
How dang cute are these ghosts!? The kids laughed their butts off when I pulled this one of the the oven. I could totally roll with the ghost theme all day long. We've already done ghost eggs and paper towel ghosts, and I have a few more ghost ideas up my sleeve for this season.
These Halloween pizza ideas are so simple and so varied, they're a hit with kids and adults alike!
- 4 mini pizza crusts
- 1 cup pizza sauce
- 1 1/4 cup mozzarella
- 1 orange bell pepper, sliced lengthwise
- 5 or 6 slices pepperoni
- 1 Babybel cheese round
- 1 string cheese stick
- 2 black olives
- Preheat the oven to 450
- Spread the sauce evenly on top of the 4 pizzas (if anyone dislikes sauce, like one of.my kids, leave if off)
- Distribute the mozzarella evenly on top of three of the pizzas.
- Arrange the orange bell pepper slices and stem on one of the pizzas to look like a pumpkin.
- Slice the pepperoni pieces into the shape of a jack-o-lantern and place on one of the pizzas.
- Slice the Babybel cheese into thin slices and then trim bits of the slices away to form ghost shapes. Place on pizza. Add little 'eyeballs' to the ghosts with bits of the black olives.
- Place long pieces of the string cheese in a criss-cross pattern to look like a mummy. Place cross-sections of the black olives in between two 'slits' in the string cheese for eyeballs.
- Cook per package instructions (generally 450 degrees for 8-10 minutes).
As you can see, we use a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to make these Halloween pizzas. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!
Have you ever made Halloween pizza for the fam? Will you?