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Cheesy Halloween Pizza Skulls

These cheesy Pizza Skulls are about to become your new favorite Halloween savory recipe. These tasty dinner treats are easy to make, completely customizable and a fun dish to serve at a Halloween party or to your kids during the holiday season.
Course Dessert, Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword Halloween Pizza Skulls, Pizza Skull Recipe, Pizza Skulls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 pizzas
Calories 270kcal

Ingredients

  • 13 to 16 ounces of pre-made pizza dough (you can get boxed rolled out dough or fresh pizza dough to roll (usually sold in a ball in bags.
  • 3/4 to 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • Parmesan cheese about 1/4 cup

Choose your favorite toppings:

  • Cooked sausage about 8 ounces for 6 pizza skulls
  • Mini pepperoni about 6 ounces for 6 pizza skulls
  • Black olives sliced
  • Sliced ham chopped
  • Crumbled crispy bacon
Mini Italian meatballs
  • Cooked corn kernels
  • Baby spinach
Fresh basil

To serve:

  • Marinara sauce for dipping
  • Chopped parsley or basil

Instructions

  • Spray the mini skull baking tin with cooking spray.
  • Dust the counter lightly with flour to prevent the dough from sticking. Roll, pat, or stretch the dough out until it is roughly 1/4" thick. Cut the dough into 6 rectangles. Don’t worry if they aren’t perfectly shaped or exactly equal in size.
  • Working with one piece of dough at a time, lay each dough piece into the skull cavity and start filling it with sauce, mozzarella, a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and your desired toppings. After adding the toppings, add a little bit of pizza sauce on top before sealing the dough (no more than a tablespoon).
  • Fold the dough over the fillings, pinching the dough together to seal them (like a small pizza pocket). Continue until the 6 pieces have been filled and sealed.
  • Refrigerate the skull pizza tray while you preheat the oven.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove the tray from the refrigerator and bake for 16 to 20 minutes or until lightly golden brown (some pre-made doughs may need more or less time).
  • Remove from the oven and allow it to cool for 5 minutes. Unmold and serve with marinara sauce and chopped parsley or basil (optional).

Notes

  • Grease the baking pan throughly to prevent the dough from sticking to the pan.
  • Be careful not to overfill the pizza pockets as they could open up and spill. Overfilled stuffed pizza takes longer to cook and could potentially get too dark on top while remaining doughy at the bottom.

Nutrition

Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 839mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 385IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 2mg