Spooky Spiderweb Pizza

Halloween Treat and Recipe Idea

By Cooking with Meeks October 4, 2023

Halloween is all about fun, and what's more fun than making and eating spooky, creative treats with your family? This Spooky Spiderweb Pizza recipe is perfect for parents and children to enjoy together and get into the Halloween spirit. It's not only delicious but also a blast to make! Let's get started:

For the Pizza Dough:
1 ½ cups warm water (110°F/45°C)
2 teaspoons sugar
2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast
3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt

For the Pizza Toppings:
1 cup pizza sauce
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup sliced black olives
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 small onion, thinly sliced

For the Spiderweb Design:
1/4 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 squeeze bottle or plastic bag with a small hole cut in the corner

Prepare the Pizza Dough:

In a small bowl, combine warm water and sugar. Sprinkle yeast over the mixture and let it sit for about 5 minutes until it becomes frothy.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the yeast mixture and olive oil.
Mix the ingredients until a dough forms, then knead it on a floured surface for about 5 minutes until it's smooth and elastic.
Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a damp cloth, and let it rise for about 1 hour or until it has doubled in size.

Preheat the Oven:

Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C) while the dough is rising. If you have a pizza stone, place it in the oven while it preheats.
Roll Out the Pizza Dough:

Once the dough has risen, punch it down and roll it out into your desired pizza shape on a floured surface. If using a pizza stone, transfer the rolled-out dough onto a piece of parchment paper.
Add the Toppings:

Spread pizza sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a border for the crust.
Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese over the sauce.
Place black olive slices in a circular pattern, creating a spiderweb shape.

Create the Spiderweb Design:
Mix the sour cream or Greek yogurt with mayonnaise to create a white sauce.
Fill a squeeze bottle or plastic bag with the white sauce and draw concentric circles on top of the pizza, starting from the center.
Use a toothpick or knife to draw lines from the center to the edges, creating a spiderweb effect.

Add the Spider:

Decorate with Bell Peppers and Onions:

Scatter red and green bell pepper slices and onion slices around the pizza for added color and flavor.
Bake the Pizza:

Carefully transfer the pizza (on the parchment paper, if using a pizza stone) to the preheated oven.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the crust is golden brown, and the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.

Slice and Serve:
Once out of the oven, let the pizza cool slightly, then slice it into pieces and serve your spooky spiderweb masterpiece to your little ghouls and goblins!
Enjoy your Spooky Spiderweb Pizza and have a hauntingly good time celebrating Halloween together