Are you looking for an easy Halloween food idea?
I’ve been making these mummy pizzas every Halloween for the past five years. They are so easy to make and love that I can prep them ahead for lunch boxes.
I can hardly call this a recipe, but there are a few key things to note when making these mummy pizzas. Use Pillsbury thin-crust pizza dough. Not only are they prerolled and easy to use, but you’ll have a hard time getting super thin crust if rolling out regular pizza dough. Typically, I like to make my own thin-crust pizza dough, but Pillsbury works much better for this particular food art! Since we only use pizza sauce and mild mozzarella cheese for these mummy pizzas, thick bread will make them pretty bland.
Did you know that pizza sauce greatly varies in flavor by brand? Since pizza sauce is the main ingredient here, I strongly recommend using a good pizza sauce. My favorite pizza sauce is Rao’s. Regarding our regular homemade pizza, I often make my own sauce by mixing crushed tomatoes, olive oil, and salt. The bright tomato flavor works well with a stronger cheese like parmesan. But sliced mozzarella has a very subtle flavor, so you want a pizza sauce that can stand alone in this recipe.
If prepping for later, assemble the mummy pizzas and freeze them in a single layer until the sauce hardens. Then place them in a freezer-safe container. Place a parchment paper in between if stacking the pizzas on top of each other.
When it’s time to serve the mummy pizzas, place them on a baking sheet and bake in a 425 F oven until the cheese starts to melt. To preserve the white mummy look, you don’t want the cheese to get too bubbly.
Super easy Halloween Food Idea. Great for lunchboxes.
- 1 package of Pillsbury thin-crust pizza dough
- 1 packet of sliced mozzarella cheese
- 1 jar of pizza sauce I recommend Rao’s
- black olives sliced
Preheat oven to 400 F.
Unroll the dough on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes.
While the dough is baking, cut mozzarella slices into thin strips about 1/2″ wide.
Take out the crust from the oven and place it on a cutting board. Cut the crust into rectangular pieces.
Spread pizza sauce on the crust and place mozzarella strips on top. Add some overlapping strips to create a mummy look.
Place 2 olive slices on each mummy pizza for the eyes.
If serving right away, place the pizza on a baking sheet and bake in a 400 F oven until the cheese starts to melt about 5 minutes. To preserve the white mummy look, you don’t want the cheese to get too bubbly.
If prepping for later, assemble the mummy pizzas and freeze them in a single layer until the sauce hardens. Then place them in a freezer-safe container. Place a parchment paper in between if stacking the pizzas on top of each other. When it’s time to serve the mummy pizzas, place them on a baking sheet and bake in a 425 F oven until the cheese starts to melt about 7 minutes.
You will likely have leftover pizza sauce and cheese after making these mummy pizzas.
Let’s test out this recipe
I am happy to have an eager recipe tester, Kalya, on board, who tried out this recipe and shared her feedback. Kayla is a rookie home cook, understandably, still attending high school. I’m excited to have Kalya’s feedback, as I’m sure some of the readers here are also just learning to cook. As a side note, Kayla tested this recipe off of my old social media video post without a written recipe, so she made some adjustments from my original intentions. This gave me a good understanding of what I need to cover in more detail in the recipe! I hope you find this section helpful and relatable.
Kayla: “For this recipe, instead of using the already rectangle dough, I used a pre-made dough that was available at my local grocery store. It was definitely a hassle to flatten and bake in the oven, so I would recommend the already-flatted dough if it is available at your local store. The dough I used was also very tough and didn’t taste as well as I wanted. I also used mozzarella slices which ended up being really convenient and tasty when melted! I usually don’t gravitate toward olives, but this recipe was perfect because the taste was covered by the stringy cheese and the dough. The olives were also a nice combo to combat the thickness of the cheese. This pizza is also perfect for Halloween parties: simple and easy to make yet tasty. Also, who doesn’t like pizza?! Well…my mom didn’t like this as much. She thought it needed some more flavor, so we ended up adding chili flake which had a nice kick to it. My dad, on the other hand, pretty much eats anything and everything so he loved this recipe! My advice for anyone who wants to make this is to get a dough that is easy to work with and to add a lot of tomato sauce. I found that the cheese was a little too oily after cooking so the tomato sauce helped cleanse my palette every couple of bites. Overall, this recipe was very simple and tasted pretty good! All you have to do is to cook the dough, put on toppings, let it melt in the oven, and voila!”
Heejee: Thanks to the insight from Kayla, I realized the importance of noting that you got to use Pillsbury thin-crust dough and a good pizza sauce (which is the main ingredient) for this recipe. Pillsbury thin-crust dough tastes more like a lightly sweet cracker and not so much like traditional pizza crust. It works perfectly for this recipe, as the flavors of the toppings are pretty subtle.
Hello from Kayla: “My name is Kayla and I am currently trying out new recipes from this blog. From my own amateur baking and cooking experiences with making these dishes, hopefully, you guys can gain some insight and have a good laugh!”