Haunted Halloween Pizza

Dinner times are already getting spooky with this haunted Halloween Pizza.  

Prep time: 7 minutes

Cook time: 23 minutes

Servings: 2 people


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 minutes, or until thickened.

Empty the pizza base mix into a bowl and stir in 100ml (3 1/2fl oz) warm water.

Mix to a soft dough, then tip out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes, or until smooth.

Roll out the dough to roughly 24cm (9 1/2in) 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 minutes.

Meanwhile, thinly slice 8 olive halves lenthways 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 (1/2in) 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 minutes, until bubbling and golden.

Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 1 minute, before adding the reserved olive eyes to each melted mozzarella ghost.

Serve immediately.



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