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Give your dinner time a Halloween makeover with this ghoulish pizza. Get your little one to pick their toppings and decorate their own pizza for a fun activity


Pizza dough

  • 275g strong bread flour
  • 2tsp dried fast action yeast
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 150-175ml water

Tomato sauce

  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 400g chopped tomatoes
  • 1tbsp sundried tomato paste
  • 1tbsp fresh basil chopped


  • Black olives
  • 6 slices of salami
  • 250g block mozzarella


For the dough

  1. Measure the flour, yeast, salt, oil and water into a mixing bowl. Mix together using a spoon.
  2. Turn out onto a floured work surface and knead for 5 to 10 minutes until you have a smooth shiny dough.
  3. Place in an oiled bowl. Cover with clingfilm and leave to rise for 2 hours or until doubled in size.

For the sauce

  1. Meanwhile to make the sauce, heat the oil in a saucepan.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and fry for 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the sundried tomato paste and basil. Leave to cool.

Now for the fun part…

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C fan. Knead the dough, then roll out to a large 30cm circle. Place on a baking sheet or round pizza tray. Spread the sauce over the base.
  2. Stamp out salami bats and mozzarella ghosts using Halloween cutters. Make spiders out of the black olives.
  3. Put the olive spiders and salami bats onto the pizza.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes until nearly cooked, then add the pizza ghosts and put back into the oven for 4 to 5 minutes until just melted and the edges of the pizza are golden brown (don’t leave too long or the mozzarella will spread too much).

TIP: If you don’t have time to make the pizza dough, you could try using ciabatta bread as the base.