Easy Mini Halloween Pizzas will delight your friends and family, young and old. They’re easy and fun to make with flour tortillas for the crust and decorations made with sliced cheeses and black olives.
Let your imagination run wild with different decorating ideas. I’m showing you six ideas that were super easy to put together: Baby ghosts, mummy, Jack O’Lantern, Pac-Man ghost, spooky spider, and friendly ghost.
Ingredients and Tools Used
- The Crust: I used flour tortillas brushed with olive oil for the thin and crispy crust for the mini pizzas.
- The Pizza Sauce: I made my own pizza sauce, but you could use a store-bought variety.
- The Toppings: I used both shredded and sliced Mozzarella cheese and sliced cheddar cheese for the toppings. I used black olives for the spider and decorations. Finally, I used a small piece of bell pepper for the Jack O’Lantern stem.
- Ghosts and Cutouts: For the ghosts and Jack O’Lantern cutouts, I used cookie cutters. Specifically, I used an egg-shaped cookie cutter for the Pac-Man ghost and cut the zigzag bottom with kitchen shears.
- Mummy: I used a pizza cutter for the mummy to cut thin strips of mozzarella cheese.
The Thin and Crispy Crust
Did you know that flour tortillas make the perfect thin and crispy pizza crust? Since discovering this magic, I’ve used flour tortillas when I want a quick and easy pizza!
- I started by cutting 4 ½ to 5-inch circles from 10-inch flour tortillas for the Mini Halloween Pizzas. The thinner the tortillas, the crispier the crust.
- Then, I brushed both sides of the tortilla circles with olive oil. Next, I heated both sides in a large skillet over medium heat until they were golden brown and crispy. This took 2 to 3 minutes per side.
I brown the tortillas as a head start to get the crispy crust!
The Pizza Toppings
For the spooky spider pizza, I cut a large black olive in half for the top and bottom parts of the body. Then, I cut slices in half for the legs.
I used the baby ghost cookie cutter to make three baby ghosts from a slice of mozzarella cheese. Then, I used the friendly ghost cookie cutter to make one friendly ghost from another slice of mozzarella cheese. Finally, I used small pieces of black olives for the eyes and mouth.
I cut thin strips of mozzarella cheese for the mummy pizza and used two sliced black olives for the eyes.
For the Pac-Man ghost, I started by cutting a slice of mozzarella cheese with an egg-shaped cookie cutter. The slice of cheese was shorter than the cookie cutter, which was no problem. Next, I used kitchen shears to cut the zigzags at the bottom and sliced black olives for the eyes.
Finally, for the Jack O’Lantern pizza, I used a Jack O’Lantern or pumpkin cookie cutter with a slice of cheddar cheese. I cut the triangle eyes and the mouth from mozzarella cheese scraps and a small piece of bell pepper for the stem.
Putting it All Together
Once the crust and pizza toppings were ready, I put the Mini Halloween Pizzas together.
I started by spreading two teaspoons of pizza sauce on each of the crusts I had placed on a large baking sheet lined with non-stick aluminum foil.
Next, I added about two tablespoons of shredded mozzarella cheese to one of the pizzas. This was for the base of the spooky spider pizza.
I left the other pizzas un-topped. This is because I had learned from experience that the cheese cutouts blended too much when melted with a cheese topping below them. This resulted in everything running together. Trust me on this!
I popped the pizzas into a preheated 400°F oven for about 6 minutes. After 6 minutes, the cheese was nicely melted, and the pizza sauce was bubbling.
I removed the pizzas from the oven and added the toppings.
I built the spider on the pizza with the cheese. The melted cheese served to hold things in place.
I placed the different cheese toppings on the other pizzas. Then, I returned the pizzas to the oven for another minute to allow the cheeses to melt.
Once the cheeses started melting, I removed the pizzas from the oven. I didn’t want the cheese to melt too much. The reason was that the pizzas would lose definition.
I ended up with six adorable Mini Halloween Pizzas. Each one was unique in its appearance. However, every one of them was amazingly delicious. Yum!
Frequently Asked Questions
Initially, I thought street flour tortillas would be perfect for these tasty Halloween treats. The street tortillas were the correct size. However, at least the ones that I bought were quite thick. The result was a thick and chewy crust.
These pizzas are best eaten after they’ve cooled a bit from the oven. After that, they can be rewarmed just like regular pizza but aren’t quite as good. You can, however, prep all of the ingredients ahead of time so that all that’s left is putting the pizzas together.
The mini pizzas described here are just ideas. For example, the mummy and spooky spider pizza don’t require cookie cutters. In addition, you could use a glass to cut out the cheese for the Pac-Man ghost pizza. Use your imagination to create different designs!
When I first started experimenting with making these little pizzas, I topped each one with shredded mozzarella cheese and baked them like I would any pizza. Then, I added the different cheese cutouts. What happened was that the cheese cutouts blended in too much with the other cheese when they melted. You really couldn’t see the different designs that well.
Other Halloween Treats
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Easy Mini Halloween Pizzas
- Baby ghost cookie cutter
- Friendly ghost cookie cutter
- Jack O'Lantern or pumpkin cookie cutter
- Egg-shaped cookie cutter
- Kitchen shears
- Pizza Cutter
Pizza Sauce (See Tip 1)
- 28 ounce can whole tomatoes, drained
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Salt and fpreshly ground black pepper to taste
Mini Halloween Pizzas
- 3 10-inch flour tortillas (See Tip 2)
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 4 slices Mozzarella cheese
- 1 slice Cheddar cheese
- 4 large black olives
- ¼ cup pizza sauce
- 2 Tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese
- Place drained tomatoes in bowl of food processor fitted with steel blade. Add garlic, olive oil, vinegar, and oregano; process until smooth, about 30 seconds. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Yield: 2 cups.
Mini Halloween Pizzas
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with non-stick aluminum foil. Set aside.
- Cut six 4 ½ to 5-inch circles from flour tortillas. Brush both sides with olive oil. Cook in skillet over medium heat until golden brown on both sides, abut 2 to 3 minutes per side. Place browned tortillas on prepared baking sheet.
- Cut three baby ghosts from one slice of mozzarella cheese. Cut friendly ghost from another slice of mozzarella cheese. Cut Pac Man ghost from slice of mozzarella cheese using egg shaped cookie cutter. Using kitchen shears, cut zigzag pattern from bottom. Cut thin strips from slice of mozzarella cheese for the mummy pizza. Cut Jack O'Lantern from slice of cheddar cheese.
- Make spooky spider by slicing a black olive in half lengthwise. Cut 8 legs from sliced black olive. Cut 4 round eyes from sliced black olives. Cut 8 small eyes for baby and friendly ghosts and 1 smile from black olives. Cut eyes and mouth for Jack O'Lantern from scraps of mozzarella cheese.
- Place 2 small black olive eyes on each of three baby ghosts. Place 2 small black olive eyes and mouth on friendly ghost. Place 2 sliced black olives on Pac Man ghost for eyes. Arrange mozzarella strips for mummy pizza and place 2 sliced black olives for eyes. Place mozzarella eyes and mouth, and bell pepper stem on Jack O'Lantern cheese.
- Spread 2 teaspoons of pizza sauce on each of the tortilla crusts. Top one crust with 2 tablespoons of shredded mozzarella cheese. Leave the other crusts with just the pizza sauce. Bake in preheated 400°F oven for 6 minutes.
- Remove from oven. Build spooky spider on pizza topped with shredded mozzarella cheese. Place other pizza toppers on remaining pizzas. Return to oven for 1 to 2 minutes or just until cheese starts to melt. (See Tip 3)
- Yield: 6 Easy Mini Halloween Pizzas
- Feel free to use store-bought pizza sauce instead of making your own.
- I use Mission tortillas because they are quite thin. The thinner the flour tortillas, the crispier the pizza crust will be. You can also use smaller tortillas, but will have more waste.
- Watch the pizzas carefully to ensure that the cheese doesn’t melt too much. You want the cheese to just start melting, leaving the different figures visable.