The spooky season is finally here, which means it’s time for ghouls, goblins, spirits, and delicious Halloween pizza. If you’ve never tried this terrifying tasty treat, now is the perfect time to try it.
No matter what toppings you like (or despise), you can build a frightfully good savory or sweet pizza to celebrate the witchy season. Use this guide and discover all the best Halloween snacks to share this year.
Your guests are sure to remember this Halloween as the tastiest one yet!
How to Make Halloween Pizza
A savory Halloween pizza should have all your favorite toppings and ingredients. But it should also feature some spooky designs or ghoulish characters. As such, you’ll need:
- A pizza crust or homemade pizza dough
- Pizza sauce of your choosing
- Meltable cheese of your choosing
- Plenty of your favorite pizza toppings
Once you have all these components, building a savory Halloween pizza is as simple as following a few steps:
- Prepare your dough
- Smooth some sauce onto the dough
- Add cheese
- Add toppings
Of course, these steps are relatively broad. To ensure you end up with the best Halloween pizza, let’s take a moment to delve into them a little more deeply.
Prepare Your Dough
If you’ve purchased a ball of store-bought pizza dough or created your own pizza dough, you’ll need to flatten it into a rough circle before adding your other ingredients. You can use a rolling pin or your hands to do this.
But storebought, pre-flattened pizza dough is ready for sauce and cheese as soon as it’s removed from its packaging. Those creating multiple pizzas may want to use this pre-flattened dough, as it saves a lot of time.
Smooth the Sauce
When your dough is round and relatively flat (half an inch thick at most), you can go ahead and smooth your sauce onto the service. You can do this using a large spoon or a ladle.
Red sauces, like marinara, work well as a base sauce. However, if you’re going for a mummy or vampire aesthetic, it may be better to use garlic or parmesan-based sauce. A white sauce acts as a great blank canvas as well.
No matter which sauce you choose, you’re going to want to spread it until it’s about half an inch from the border of the dough. Be sure to use as much or as little sauce as you’d like!
However, keep in mind that pizzas with heavier sauces may take slightly longer to cook.
Once your sauce is down, it’s time to add your cheese. You can use shredded mozzarella, which is the most common type of pizza cheese. Or, you can use vegan cheese, cheddar cheese, or any other melting cheese.
If you’ve used the marinara sauce as your base, you can place your cheese strategically to begin forming shapes or lines. Just keep in mind that some cheeses spread more than others when they melt!
Mozzarella, for example, tends to melt into flat pools. Cheddar, on the other hand, can stay somewhat stationary while melting.
Now it’s time to add your toppings! If you have a few picky eaters, you can create a Halloween cheese pizza by adding a secondary type of cheese to your pizza.
For example, you can use mozzarella cheese to cover the whole pie, then add little cheddar bats or ghosts to the top! These won’t melt quite as much as the mozzarella, preserving their spooky shapes.
Of course, olives are a great choice as they make for easy spiders or eyes. You can also cut pepperonis into ghoulish shapes for added Halloween spice.
But all of this takes some work. If you’d rather order a pizza, you can always request a specialized Halloween pie from Wiseguy Pizza Pie! Ordering online is simple and only takes a few minutes.
You can build your own pizza or pick from one of their Real Fancy Pies. They also offer salads and sandwiches, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Spooky Halloween Snacks
Pizza is one of the most beloved foods on the planet! However, it’s not the only tasty treat you can serve at your upcoming Halloween party.
A few other spooky Halloween foods to consider include:
- Spooky Mini Pizzas
- Pretzel Witch Fingers
- Marshmallow Ghosts
Spooky Mini Pizzas
Small, stackable foods are always a hit at Halloween parties! While a full slice of pizza might be too filling for some guests, everyone is bound to enjoy a little spooky mini pizza.
Fortunately, creating these tasty Halloween snacks is simple. You’ll need a few bagels, some marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and toppings of your choice.
This wonderful mini pizza recipe can help guide you through the cooking process.
Pretzel Witch Fingers
Pretzel sticks are a wonderfully salty and easy party snack. But you can elevate this common food into a Halloween favorite with the help of a little melting chocolate!
Simply melt some green-colored chocolate nibs and dip your pretzel sticks into the hot liquid. Set each pretzel onto a cooling rack (with wax paper underneath) and add sliced almonds to the ‘tip’ to make fingernails.
You now have green, ghoulish, edible witch fingers!
This Halloween snack craft is one of the easiest to do, making it a favorite for those short on preparation time. Simply stock up on marshmallows and black icing, then add little faces to your marshmallow cubes!
Naturally, you’ll want the icing to harden before serving these to guests. Sticking your finished ghosties into the fridge for a few minutes can help the icing to settle more quickly.
Try These Halloween Recipes Today
Serve up a ghoulishly good Halloween pizza this year for a unique spin on a typically sweet holiday! Whether you’d like to make your own at home or order out, there are plenty of exciting options to try and enjoy.
If you’re feeling spooky, you can whip up some brownie spiders or pretzel witch fingers in no time! Just be sure you make enough for everyone to enjoy! These delightfully terrifying finger foods are bound to disappear.
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