Pizza Nightmarinara

Here’s a hauntingly tasty idea for Halloween dinner. All of your guests will be frightened by this recipe.Used with...
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Photography by Lucy Schaeffer. ©2015 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

Here’s a hauntingly tasty idea for Halloween dinner. All of your guests will be frightened by this recipe.

Used with permission from FamilyFun® magazine. Photography by Lucy Schaeffer. ©2015 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

Ingredients

  • Premade pizza
  • 1 Cup pizza sauce
  • Shredded mozzarella, for pizza
  • 6 Olives, cut in half
  • Ball of fresh mozzarella, cut into quarter inch pieces

Directions

First, top a premade pizza crust with pizza sauce and shredded mozzarella.

To make the spider, cut a pitted black olive in half lengthwise. From another olive, cut 8 thin slices for the legs. Set the spider pieces in place (tweezers make this easy). Bake the pizza according to the instructions on the crust’s package.

Meanwhile, cut a ball of fresh mozzarella into ¼-inch-thick slices. With a paring knife, trim away bits of cheese to form head and arm shapes. With 3 minutes of cooking

time left, set the ghosts on the pizza, then finish cooking.

Remove the pizza from the oven and add bits of olives for eyes. Serve warm.

Pizza Shopping Tip

Pressed for time on a busy weeknight, but don't want to settle for frozen pizza? Start with ready-made pizza crusts. You'll still be able to add your own sauce and fresh ingredients for a homemade taste.

Pizza Cooking Tip

If you're attempting to make your own dough, make sure to keep your work surface lightly dusted with flour, or the dough may stick.

Pizza Wine Pairing

Grenache, gamay, nero d'avola, pinotage, rosé; pinot gris/grigio with seafood pizza; albariño with white pizza.