October is here, and Halloween is fast approaching. Looking for a unique and tasty addition to your Halloween gathering? Look no further than Spooky Halloween Pizza Skulls. These ghoulish treats are not only delicious with traditional pizza fixings, but they’re also perfectly themed for the occasion.
Great for parties, movie nights, or just a fun dinner idea, these pizza skulls will surely be a hit. Dive into this post to find out how to serve up this Halloween favorite. Get ready to impress your guests!
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 Skulls are a delightful treat to consider for the following reasons.
- They are fun and festive. Halloween is a time for spooky fun, and skull pizzas 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 skull pizzas as spooky or silly as possible. Use different toppings to create different skull designs, or add googly eyes and other decorations.
- They are delicious! Pizza is a classic comfort food, and skull pizzas are no exception. They are the perfect food for a Halloween party or family get-together.
Ingredients – Here’s What You’ll Need
My daughter Susan started as my sous chef today and quickly took over as head chef to make these spooky treats. Here’s what she used.
- 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 Fixings: We opted to keep this somewhat simple but include our favorite pizza fixings – pizza sauce, pepperoni, Italian sausage, and shredded mozzarella cheese.
- The Skull Pan: You can’t have skull pizza without something to form a skull. We used the Nordic Ware Haunted Skull Cakelet Pan.
Making the Spooky Halloween Skull Pizza was easy with these simple steps.
- First, Susan unrolled the pizza dough onto a floured piece of parchment paper and rolled it to approximately 15 inches by 12 inches. Then, she cut the pizza dough in half longways and cut each strip into three pieces. She ended up with six pieces of pizza dough that were roughly 6 inches by 5 inches.
- Next, Susan brushed the skull cups with some vegetable oil. She could have also used a non-stick cooking spray here.
- After that, Susan placed a piece of the pizza dough on top of one of the pizza cups and gently pressed the dough to form a bowl shape. At this point, it wasn’t necessary to press the dough all the way into the pizza cup.
- She started building the pizza by placing some shredded mozzarella cheese in the center of the pizza dough.
- Then, she spooned some pizza sauce on top of the cheese.
- After that, she placed some sliced pepperoni on top of the sauce.
- She placed cooked, drained, and crumbled Italian sausage on the pepperoni.
- She finished off the pizza filling with some more shredded mozzarella cheese.
Susan pinched the sides of the pizza dough together and then pinched the ends together. She stretched the ends to meet in the middle.
She baked the pizza skulls in a preheated 375°F oven for 30 minutes until they were golden brown.
After 30 minutes, Susan removed the pizza skulls from the oven and let them cool for about 5 minutes before removing them to a wire rack to continue cooling.
The Spooky Halloween Skull Pizza was delicious.
This is a fun and festive way to celebrate Halloween. The Skull Pizza is easy to make, customizable, and affordable.
So gather your ingredients, get creative, and enjoy this delicious and festive treat. Yum!
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.
Pizza skulls 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, pizza skulls 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 pizza skulls, as the fillings can be hot.
You can make this recipe ahead of time. Simply shape the dough into skulls 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 skull cups. Leave about ½ inch of space at the top of the mold so the filling doesn’t spill over when it cooks.
- Be careful not to overbake the Pizza Skulls. 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 skulls. Experiment with fillings to create your own unique creations.
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Spooky Halloween Pizza Skulls
- Nordic Ware Haunted Skull Cakelet Pan
- 13 ounce roll of refrigerated classic pizza crust
- 1 ½ cups Shredded mozzarella cheese (See Tip 1)
- ½ cup Pizza sauce (See Tip 2)
- 24 pieces Sliced pepperoni (See Tip 3)
- ½ cup Italian sausage, cooked, drained and crumbled
- Vegetable oil or non-stick cooking spray for coating the skull cups
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Brush the skull cups with vegetable oil or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- Unroll the pizza crust onto a floured piece of parchment paper. Roll to approximately 15 inches by 12 inches. Cut in half lengthwise; cut each strip into 3 pieces. (See Tip 4)
- Place a piece of pizza crust on top of a skull cup and press lightly to form a bowl. Add 1 ½ tablespoons of mozzarella cheese, followed by a tablespoon of pizza sauce, four slices of pepperoni, and 1 tablespoon of Italian sausage. Top with 1 ½ tablespoons of mozzarella cheese. Pinch together the sides of the pizza crust and the ends, making sure that the filling is completely enclosed. Repeat with remaining ingredients and skull cups.
- Bake in preheated 375°F oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Remove pizza skulls from the skull pan and place them on a wire rack to continue cooling. Serve warm.
- Yield: 6 Spooky Pizza Skulls
- May use store-bought pre-shredded mozzarella cheese in this recipe.
- May use store-bought or homemade pizza sauce in this recipe.
- May substitute mini pepperoni in place of the regular-size pepperoni.
- You should end up with six pieces of pizza dough, each roughly 6 inches by 5 inches.