This Scary Halloween Spider Pizza is the perfect kid-friendly dinner to celebrate Halloween. It’s easy and tasty, plus the kids will enjoy helping to make and decorate it!
1 pound ball of raw pizza dough (I buy mine in the deli department)
1 cup prepared pizza sauce (I like Rao’s)
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
16 pepperoni slices
1 – 2 jarred roasted red peppers, thinly sliced
12 black olives, 4 olives sliced in half, and the other 8 olives thinly sliced into 6 pieces, discarding the ends
12 green olives, 4 olives sliced in half, and the other 8 olives thinly sliced into 6 pieces, discarding the ends
1 tablespoon olive oil
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Lightly spray an 18-inch pizza pan with olive oil cooking spray.
Press the dough into the pan, making a ridge around the edges. It may look a bit irregular or pull away from the sides of the pan. That’s okay. Just make sure that it is as even a layer of pizza dough as possible so that it bakes evenly.
Use the back of a large spoon to spread the pizza sauce evenly over the entire crust.
Spread the mozzarella cheese over the sauce and then lightly sprinkle the parmesan cheese over the mozzarella.
Arrange the pepperoni slices around the pizza. Add 8 small pieces of red pepper, arranged like spider legs around the pepperoni (4 on each side).
Do the same with the olives. Arrange the olive halves around the pizza and 8 half slices of olives arranged like legs.
Use a silicone brush to lightly brush the olive oil around the built-up, outer edge of the pizza.
Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is melted and the outer crust is golden brown.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
Slice with a pizza cutter into 8 large slices.
- Category: Main Dish
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
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