Halloween is a time for fun, festivities, and of course, delicious food! If you’re looking for a spooky and tasty treat, try making Pizza Bomb Pumpkins. These pizza bomb pumpkins are perfect for parties and gatherings, and they’re sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.
To make pizza bomb pumpkins, simply start with your favorite pizza dough. Then, cut the dough into six rectangles and top with your favorite pizza toppings. Form into balls and wrap with kitchen twine to form pumpkins. Once your pizza bomb pumpkins are shaped, bake them in the oven until they’re golden brown and bubbly. Then, serve them up with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!
Why You’ll Want To Make This Creepy Treat
Whether you’re throwing a party or just getting into the Halloween spirit, Spooky Halloween Pizza Bomb Pumpkins are a delightful treat to consider for the following reasons.
- They are fun and festive. Halloween is a time for spooky fun, and pizza bomb pumpkins are a great way to celebrate. They are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.
- They are easy to make. You can use store-bought pizza dough and sauce and your favorite toppings. There’s no need to be a master chef to make this delicious and festive treat.
- They are customizable. You can make your pizza bomb pumpkins as spooky or silly as possible using different toppings.
- They are delicious! Pizza is a classic comfort food, and pizza bomb pumpkins are no exception. They are the perfect food for a Halloween party or family get-together.
Ingredients – Here’s What You’ll Need
- The Crust: Based on previous experience, we found that the store-bought refrigerated pizza crust works best in this recipe. The reason is that the dough is easy to stretch and form.
- The Pizza Fillings: We opted to keep this somewhat simple but include our favorite pizza fillings – pizza sauce, pepperoni, Italian sausage, and shredded mozzarella cheese.
- Pretzel Twists for the stems.
- Kitchen Twine: You can’t have pizza bomb pumpkins without kitchen twine to form a pumpkin.
Steps to Make Pizza Bomb Pumpkins
Making the festive Pizza Bomb Pumpkins was easy with these simple steps.
- First, I unrolled the pizza dough onto a floured piece of parchment paper and rolled it to approximately 15 inches by 12 inches. Then, I cut the pizza dough in half longways and cut each strip into three pieces. I ended up with six pieces of pizza dough that were roughly 6 inches by 5 inches.
- I next stretchched each piece of dough out to about six inches.
- I started building the pizza by placing some shredded mozzarella cheese in the center of the pizza dough.
- After that I placed some mini pepperoni on top of the shredded cheese.
- I then placed cooked, drained, and crumbled Italian sausage on top of the pepperoni.
- Then, I spooned some pizza sauce on top of the Italian sausage.
- And finally topped with more mozzarella cheese.
- I then gathered up the sides, pinching them together, to form a ball.
- Then I tied each pizza bomb with four pieces of kitchen twine, creating indentations, to form the pumpkin.
- I placed the six pizza bomb pumpkins on a silicone lined baking sheet, brushed them each with an egg wash, and baked them at 400° for 20 minutes.
- I removed them from oven and carefully cut away the twine, making sure not to tear the pumpkins as the twine was slightly imbedded into the baked dough. Finally, I inserted a pretzel twist into each one for the stems.
Halloween pizza bomb pumpkins are a great way to get creative in the kitchen and have fun with your food. They are also a surefire hit with kids and adults alike. So next time you are looking for a spooky and delicious treat, be sure to give Pizza Bomb Pumpkins a try!
Frequently Asked Questions
You can use many different fillings, such as plain cheese, pepperoni, Italian sausage, mushrooms, bell peppers, black olives, etc. Use your imagination.
They can be served as an appetizer, main course, or side dish. They are often served with dipping sauces such as marinara sauce, ranch dressing, or blue cheese dressing.
Yes, they are kid-friendly. They are a great way to get kids excited about eating pizza. However, it is important to supervise children while they are eating them, as the fillings can be hot.
You can make this recipe ahead of time. Simply shape the dough into bombs, tie with twine, and then freeze them. When you are ready to bake them, simply thaw them and then bake them according to the instructions.
Allow leftovers to come to room temperature and store in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Reheat at 350°F for 10 to 15 minutes or until heated.
Recipe Tips and Tricks
- Don’t overfill the pizza crust, otherwise, the filling will leak out.
- Be careful not to overbake the pizza bombs. The crust should be golden brown, and the cheese should be melted and bubbly.
- Get creative! There are no rules when it comes to making pizza bomb pumpkins. Experiment with fillings to create your own unique creations.
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Pizza Bomb Pumpkins
- Kitchen Twine
- 1 13 oz Store Bought Pizza Dough
- 1 ½ cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- ¾ cup Mini Pepperoni
- ¾ cup Italian Sausage – cooked, crumbled and drained
- ½ cup Pizza Sauce
- 6 Pretzel Twists
- Unroll pizza dough onto a floured surface and cut into six pieces.
- Top each piece with 2 tbs. mozzarella cheese, 2 tbs. mini pepperoni, 2 tbs. Italian sausage, 1 tbs. pizza sauce, and 2 more tbs. mozzarella cheese.
- Gather sides of pizza dough up, pinching them together to form a ball.
- Cut 24 pieces of kitchen twine, about ten inches long each.
- Wrap each Pizza Bomb with four pieces of kitchen twine to shape the pumpkin. Trim the excess ends of the twine before baking.
- Place all six onto a silicone lined baking sheet and brush with and eggs wash.
- Bake at 400° for 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and carefully cut away the kitchen twine, making sure not to tear the pumpkins as the twine will likely be slightly imbedded.