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Halloween Pizzas Recipe

Surprise your family this year with these fun Halloween pizzas! A little spooky and festively themed, they are easy to make and the perfect pre-trick or treat dinner idea.

Want more themed Halloween recipes? Make spider cookies, Halloween sugar cookies, Halloween Oreo balls or graveyard dirt cake to treat any ghost or goblins in your house!

Halloween pizza on a counter.
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Why I Love This Recipe

  • Festive and fun: Our family loves homemade pizzas and Friday night pizza night!
  • Spooky Halloween tradition: Halloween mini pizzas are a fun weeknight dinner. Make this easy Halloween recipe along with my Halloween puking pumpkin before you head out the door for trick or treating!
  • Customizable: While Papa John’s jack o’lantern pizza may be popular, making little pizzas at home allows everyone to customize their own for a spider pizza, spooky pizza or pumpkin shaped pizza!
  • Easy to make: Mini pizzas are a fun way to get the kids involved in the kitchen! Their smaller size bakes faster and adults can’t resist them either.
Pizza dough with sauce on top.

How to Make Halloween Pizzas

Preheat the oven to 450°F and line a baking pan with parchment paper. Place dough on a floured surface and let come to room temperature if it’s been refrigerated. Divide dough into two portions, roll into 8-inch circles and then spread crust with pizza sauce.

Showing how to make Halloween pizza.

Add shredded mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce and then desired toppings to make fun Halloween designs!

  • Jack-o-lantern pizza: Add round pepperoni eyes, cut a pepperoni for a triangle nose and use an orange bell pepper for the mouth and reserve pepper stem for the pumpkin stem.
  • Spider pizza: Use whole black olives for the spider bodies and black olive slices for the spider legs. You can even arrange the cheese to create a spider web if you like!
Showing how to make Halloween pizza on a baking sheet.
  • Ghosts: Use fresh slices of mozzarella cheese for the ghost shape and olives for the eyes.
  • Mummy pizza: Use strips of cheese and / or chicken to make the ‘bandages’ and then add some olives for eyeballs!

Bake 15-20 minutes until pizza crust is golden brown and cheese is melted and bubbly.

Spider Halloween pizza on a baking sheet.

Make Ahead and Freezing Instructions

To make ahead and save time on a busy Halloween night make the pizza sauce up to a week ahead of time and store in the fridge or freezer. You can also prep the Halloween pizza toppings and store them separately refrigerated.

The pizza dough can also be prepped in 1-2 days in advance and stored covered in the fridge. Allow room for the dough to expand as it will continue to rise while in storage.

To freeze unbaked mini pizzas, first blind bake the dough for about 8 minutes. Cool and then decorate with toppings of choice. Place mini pizzas on a baking sheet and flash freeze. Once frozen, wrap in plastic wrap and then foil. Bake from frozen until pizza is cooked through.

Recipe Variations

  • Monster faces: Use mushrooms, bell peppers, pineapple chunks, olives, pepperoni and red onion to create spooky Halloween pizzas with monster appeal.
  • Pizza dough: Use this no yeast pizza dough or whole wheat pizza dough instead.
  • Toppings: Browse all my pizza recipes for more favorite pizza toppings!
  • Sauce: For an even spookier ghost pizza, use this white pizza sauce instead of traditional marinara sauce. Want a witch or zombie? Try pesto sauce!
  • Smaller pizzas: To make mini pizzas, divide dough into 4 balls and roll into 6-inch circles.
Jack o lantern pizza on a counter.

Need more homemade pizza recipes? Try heart shaped pizza at Valentine’s Day or sheet pan pizza for game day!

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Jack o lantern pizza on a counter.

Halloween Pizzas Recipe

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Author: Jamielyn Nye
Surprise your family this year with these fun Halloween pizzas! A little spooky and festively themed, they are easy to make and the perfect pre-trick or treat dinner idea.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 6 (Makes 1 8-inch pizzas)





  • 10 black olives
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella

Mummy or Ghosts

  • 4 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 2 black olives


  • 3 pepperoni slices
  • ½ orange bell pepper  , reserving the stem if desired
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella


  • Preheat the oven to 450°F. On a well-floured surface, divide the dough in half and let come to room temperature if it's been refrigerated.
  • Using a rolling pin or by tossing, roll or toss each half until 1/4-inch thick and about a 8-inch circle.
  • Lightly brush oil onto a pizza stone or large baking sheet. Transfer dough onto the stone or baking sheet. Spread sauce evenly over the dough.


  • Slice each olive in half, reserving whole halves for spider bodies. Slice the other halves, horizontally, into small strips for legs.
  • Sprinkle cheese over the top of the dough. Make the spiders by placing a whole half of an olive, cut-side down, onto the cheese. Add 8 strips around the olive to create legs. Repeat with as many spiders as you like.
  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbly.

Mummy or Ghosts

  • For the mummy: slice the mozzarella slices into strips. Place over the sauce in an uneven pattern to look like bandages. Add 2 olives to each pizza for eyes.
  • For the ghosts: Place 3 mozzarella slices on each pizza. Slice the olives and add 2 slices to each mozzarella slice for eyes.
  • Bake 13 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbly.


  • Cut 1 pepperoni slice into triangles for the noses. Slice the bell pepper into 2 fun shapes for the mouths.
  • Sprinkle cheese over the top of the dough. Add 2 whole pepperonis for eyes. Add a triangle pepperoni for the nose. Place the bell pepper as the mouth. Repeat with the other pizza. Add the stem of the bell pepper on top, if desired.
  • Bake 13 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbly.


Pizza dough: Use my homemade pizza dough or whole wheat pizza dough recipe for a healthier alternative. 
Variation: This recipe can also make four 6-inch pizzas. Start checking for doneness around 12 minutes.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 442mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 107IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian

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