Halloween Spiderweb Pizza
Yippee! I’m excited. Go grab your kids because they are going to love this! Watch the How-To Video for this super fun Spiderweb Pizza your kids will go crazy over!
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Halloween Spiderweb Pizza!
Homemade pizza is a weekly event at our house. Seriously! We eat pizza every Friday, no joke. So sometimes I need to mix things up and have themed pizzas. Why you ask? Because my mind is a circus full of clowns, animals, trapeze artists & let’s not forget the THEME SONG.. dut dut dulle dulle dut dut doo do… So, now that I’ve publicly admitted all my crazy, let’s get to work making some super yummy pizza!
What you will need to make your Halloween Spiderweb Pizza
First off, if you need a great Homemade Pizza Dough recipe click here, I’ve been making this one for years. Shh! Don’t tell anyone but on occasion in the past, I have used Pillsbury’s canned pizza dough in the refrigerated section over by the yummy cookie dough. And again SHH!
- Pizza Pan (I use this kind)
- Rolling Pin
- Spider cookie cutter (I used this one)
- Flour for rolling
- Pizza dough (Recipe here)
- Pizza sauce
- Cheese -Mozzarella or Cheddar either one is great
- Pepperonis -large pepperonis are usually at the deli counter
- Red or green bell peppers cut into long strips for legs
- Green or black olives
How to Halloween Spiderweb Pizza Video
Don’t you just love videos! It’s so much easier. A more detailed step by step instructions are below.
How to make your Halloween Spiderweb Pizza step by step directions.
So first of all, you will need your dough. You can make it from scratch with this homemade pizza dough recipe, or you could buy a can of Pillsbury pizza dough, either way you choose it will be just fine.
Roll out your dough into a circle then start folding in the sides like this.
Keep turning in the edges to make an octagon type pizza until it looks like this photo below. Then go back around and pinch the edges.
Doesn’t that look cool already? Spread your pizza sauce and add your cheese. If you choose to use cheddar keep in mind that your pizza will come out a little oily but you can fix that by dabbing the oil with a paper towel.
This needs more cheese but you get the idea.. Now on to the big momma spider. Her legs are red bell peppers, her eyes are sliced green peppers and her body is made from 2 deli slices pepperonis.
This is important: Make sure to cut into the edges of your pepperonis to stop it from curling up when being baked. Otherwise, your spider will have a concave type body. He! He!
Now to cut out your tiny spiders. I used this cookie cutter and was able to cut through 3 pepperonis at a time.
See the tiny spiders came out super cute and I didn’t have to hand cut them out like I thought. Yay! Now onto the finishing touches.
Bake your masterpiece in a 425-degree oven for 10-12 minutes depending on your oven I could take a little longer.
Looks done and it smells absolutely delicious! My mouth is watering and the kids are running back in yelling “yay the pizza is done” what a great day!
I hope your kids love eating this pizza as much as they will enjoy making it.
Halloween Spiderweb Pizza
Simple and fun pizza to make with your kids.
- 1 batch Fresh pizza dough
- 1 lb Mozzerella Cheese grated
- 1 Red bell pepper sliced into long strips
- 1 jar Pizza sauce
- 1/2 lb Pepperonis deli sliced thin
- 1 can Olives (black or green) sliced into coins
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Sprinkle a little flour to prevent your dough from sticking to the pan. Roll out your fresh pizza dough to the edges of your pan while watching the thickness too thick and it could come out doughy too thin and you could have a giant cracker.
Starting on the side closest to you turn in about a 3 to 4-inch portion keep turning inward until you have an octagon type shape. Now go back and pinch each point to make sure they stay put.
Using a spoon spread out your pizza sauce then cover with cheese.
Take one large pepperoni and make 4 cuts around the edges 1/4 inch in to prevent curling while baking. Next, you will need 8 slices of red bell peppers tucking 4 legs on each side. For your spider's eyes take as many slices of your olives as you want. Spiders do have lots of eyes so let your child decided how many.
Now it's spider time using a cookie cutter or a pair of kitchen scissors cut out your small spiders. You will need enough to spread over your pizza try to make them look like they're crawling away or let your child go crazy decorating.
When your masterpiece is finished put it in your oven for 12-16 minutes checking after 12 minutes. Ovens cook differently so keep a close eye not to burn it.
Let cool then slice and Enjoy!
Does your family love pizza as much as mine?
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