Halloween pizza: this easy recipe will go down a treat

Get your pizza oven fired up for a fun Halloween pizza. This spooky treat will fly off the plate...

Halloween pizza
(Image credit: Violife)

If you're looking for a scary Halloween pizza recipe, this is just the thing for small trick or treaters to get involved with making. Topped with mozzarella ghosts, this easy bake will be done in the pizza oven in minutes. 

You'll need a ghost-shaped cutter for the cheese, and your witches and wizards will love helping to press out the shapes. Set them the challenge of coming up with their own spooky themes – cats and bats, for example, or maybe spooky spiders. Black olives are always good for imaginative minds to make ghoulish shapes with.

Our recipe makes one decent-sized pizza for sharing out between little ones but can easily be doubled up if you have more to feed. Read on to find out how to do it. Happy Halloween!

You could use home-grown oregano in the seasoning or even make tomato sauce from your own crop. For more grow your own ideas, check out our guides to growing garlic and onions.

  • With thanks to Violife for sharing this recipe for World Vegan Day on 1 November


Halloween pizza

(Image credit: Violife)

Ingredients for the dough

  • 300g flour
  • 3g sugar
  • 3g salt
  • 3g dried yeast
  • 180ml water

Ingredients for the sauce

  • 150g tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Ingredients for the topping

  • 1 pack mozzarella slices - we used Violife mozzarella flavour slices
  • 50g black olives
  • 50g capers, drained
  • fresh basil leaves to garnish


1. To make the pizza dough, add all ingredients to a mixing bowl. Use your hands or the dough attachment on a food mixer to form a dough. When the dough is ready, shape into a ball and wrap in cling film. Set aside in a warm place. 

2. Preheat the pizza oven.

3. Make the tomato marinara sauce by mixing all the ingredients together in a blender until combined. 

4. Use your cookie cutter, or carefully use a knife, to cut out ghost shapes from the cheese slices. 

5. Once the dough has doubled in size, roll it out into a circle of 30cm. Spoon the marinara sauce over the base. Top with your mozzarella ghosts, using olive slices and capers to make eyes. Bake in the pizza oven until the cheese is melted. When the pizza is ready, garnish with fresh basil leaves to serve. 

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Sarah Wilson has been a lifestyle journalist for many years, writing about gardens since 2015. She's written for Gardeningetc.com, Livingetc, Homes & Gardens, as well as Country Homes & Interiors and Modern Gardens magazines. 

Her own (small urban) garden is a work in progress  - so many ideas, not enough space to cram them in. Hero plants include her ever growing collection of ornamental grasses, black bamboo and ferns, and the perennials like salvias and penstemons that come back reliably year after year. All very restrained though when in fact she'd love to pack her garden with gaudy dahlias and giant cannas, so these are top of her wish list for what to grow next.