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Easy Halloween Spider Pizza

It’s kind of a tradition in our house to have pizza on the night we do trick-or-treating. But plain-ole pizza just isn’t really all that special anymore. We get it at least once a week, so having it for Halloween doesn’t really seem like much of a celebration. “But, if I made the pizza from scratch and added a few fun elements,” I thought…and thus the Easy Halloween Spider Pizza was born! Revel in it’s creation! Enjoy it’s gooey, spidery-ness of spider-dom! Or just eat it. Whatever.

Ingredients for Easy Halloween Spider Pizza

How to Make Easy Halloween Spider Pizza

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Mix yeast, flour and sugar in a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Add water and olive oil. Mix thoroughly until dough is smooth.
  4. Cover with a damp paper towel and let stand for 5-10 minutes, depending on how thick you like your pizza.
  5. While that’s sitting, slice the cherry tomatoes into 40 (YES, 40!) very thin little slices.
  6. Slice 5 of the green olives and 5 of the black olives into thin little slices. Yes, 40, each, please. Those spiders need to have 8 legs each!
  7. Turn the dough out onto a lightly-floured sheet of wax paper.
  8. Pat or roll into a round-ish shape (I am intrinsically unable to do this in a round way–its always a crazy amoeba). If you like a thick crust, be sure to leave the dough thick around the edge.
  9. Cover the center with pizza sauce, except for the edge, of course.
  10. Place a liberal layer of mozzarella cheese over the pizza sauce.
  11. Strategically place your 5 whole black and green olives and your 5 pepperoni slices over the pizza.
  12. Lay the 8 slices of green olive next to the green olives like legs.
  13. Repeat for the black olives.
  14. Place slices of tomato next to the pepperonis, too.
  15. Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted and browned the way you like it.
  16. Remove from heat and allow to cool for approximately 5 minutes.
  17. Slice and feed to your tiny monsters!

Easy Halloween Spider Pizza
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Easy Halloween Spider Pizza. It's all there in the title.
Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8
Author: NerdyMamma.com
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 tspn rapid rise yeast
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 1/2 cups flour best if you have bread flour, but all-purpose will work
  • 2 tblspn olive oil
  • Pinch sugar
  • 1 cup pizza sauce – I just use canned spaghetti sauce sometimes or you can make it from scratch with this amazing recipe
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 5 slices of pepperoni
  • 10 black olives
  • 10 green olives
  • 4 cherry tomatoes
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Mix yeast, flour and sugar in a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Add water and olive oil. Mix thoroughly until dough is smooth.
  4. Cover with a damp paper towel and let stand for 5-10 minutes, depending on how thick you like your pizza.
  5. While that’s sitting, slice the cherry tomatoes into 40 (YES, 40!) very thin little slices.
  6. Slice 5 of the green olives and 5 of the black olives into thin little slices. Yes, 40, each, please. Those spiders need to have 8 legs each!
  7. Turn the dough out onto a lightly-floured sheet of wax paper.
  8. Pat or roll into a round-ish shape (I am intrinsically unable to do this in a round way–its always a crazy amoeba). If you like a thick crust, be sure to leave the dough thick around the edge.
  9. Cover the center with pizza sauce, except for the edge, of course.
  10. Place a liberal layer of mozzarella cheese over the pizza sauce.
  11. Strategically place your 5 whole black and green olives and your 5 pepperoni slices over the pizza.
  12. Lay the 8 slices of green olive next to the green olives like legs.
  13. Repeat for the black olives.
  14. Place slices of tomato next to the pepperonis, too.
  15. Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted and browned the way you like it.
  16. Remove from heat and allow to cool for approximately 5 minutes.
  17. Slice and feed to your tiny monsters!

 

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