Want an Excuse to Eat Pizza at Halloween? Make Mummy Pizzas!
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Want an Excuse to Eat Pizza at Halloween? Make Mummy Pizzas!

Halloween is one of the only times of year when you can get really silly with your food — and nobody minds if your Halloween food resembles the most gruesome things imaginable. Whether you’re making healthy snacks or indulgent desserts, as long as your creations resemble monsters, vampires or witches, they’ll be a hit. Here, I took my favourite food in the world (pizza, obviously!) and Halloween-ified it by turning it into a creepy, withered mummy — which is somehow a bit gross and completely delicious at the same time!

Ingredients:

Makes 4

— 2 ciabatta rolls (or similar rectangular rolls)

— 4 Tablespoons sun-dried tomato pesto or pizza sauce

— 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese

— 2 small zucchinis

— 4 black olives

Instructions:

1. Cut the bread rolls in half and spread each piece with sun-dried tomato pesto or pizza sauce.

2. Sprinkle each piece with grated cheese.

3. Use a vegetable peeler to cut the zucchinis into thin ribbons and lay them across the rolls at different angles.

4. Cut two slices out of each black olive and position them to become the mummy’s eyes.

5. Place the four pizzas on a baking tray and cook at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for around 20 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the zucchini slices have wrinkled.

Cut the bread rolls in half and spread each piece with sun-dried tomato pesto or pizza sauce.

Sprinkle each piece with grated cheese.

Use a vegetable peeler to cut the zucchinis into thin ribbons, and lay them across the rolls at different angles — the messier, the better! If you have any scraps of zucchini left over, keep them to use at another time.

Cut two slices out of each black olive and position them as the mummy’s eyes. I found it looked best if I nestled them in between two of the ribbons of zucchini.

Place the four pizzas on a baking tray and cook at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for around 20 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the zucchini slices have wrinkled. The olive “eyes” might shift slightly as the cheese melts, so check on the pizzas halfway through the cooking time and reposition the eyes if you need to.

As you can see, these mummy pizzas are seriously easy to make! They’re just the thing to make this Halloween if you want to get involved in the fun but you’re not the most confident cook. Nobody will care how easy they were to make when they’re tucking into their own little cheesy pizza.

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