How do you fancy spider pizzas amongst your epic Halloween recipes? The only creepy crawlies you want to eat ever, these mini pizza spider bites fit the ghoulish brief, perfectly. So creepy, so yum!

Bring on the bodies… I mean olives

First things first, this pizza topping idea does use a fair share of black olives. So if you’re not into olives as a family, you might either want to rule this one out – or give it as a great introduction to deliciously salty and flavoursome black olives. It’s Halloween food at its finest folks!

Forget traditional pizza where we have to wait for hours for the pizza dough to prove, this recipe calls for a clever shortcut where you create mini pizza bases with a cookie cutter (so make sure you have one of those handy). Alternatively, you could try using an egg ring, though your pizzas might not be quite as mini in size.

Halloween food and also perfect for parties…

No matter which size pizza works best for you, I can assure you these mini pizza spider bites are going to be amazing. Perfect for Halloween, they could also come in very handy for spiderman themed birthday parties in the future, so be sure to save this post for later!

Ready to spin a web of delicious spider laden pizzas? Aprons and witch hats on, let’s do it.

Mini Pizza Spider Bites Halloween Recipe

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes
Makes: 12
Difficulty: 2/5

Ingredients

  • 1 large ready-to-use pizza base
  • ½ cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 24 pitted black olives

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper and set it aside.
  2. Place your ready-to-use pizza base on a flat bench or board. Use a 6cm round cookie cutter to make 12 round discs from the pizza base to create super cute mini pizza bases.
  3. Arrange the mini bases on the baking paper-lined oven tray and then top with a spoon of pizza sauce, spreading it all over the surface of the pizza bases. Top the pizza sauce with the shredded mozzarella cheese to make a mini cheese pizza.
  4. Bake the mozzarella covered mini pizzas for 12 minutes or until the cheese is melted and just turning golden.
  5. Let’s make spiders! On a chopping board, halve 18 pitted black olives lengthways and then cut the remaining 6 olives across the middle.
  6. Here comes some clever arranging! Use a long black olive half for the spider bodies and an end piece for the head of each spider, butting them up against each other on the pizza surface. Slice the remaining black olive halves into four pieces each and arrange them on the individual pizzas to make the dangly spider legs. How fabulous!
Halloween food recipe
The most delicious creepy-crawly cheesy mini pizza spider bites. Do you dare to gobble one up? Source: Supplied

How’s that for a spooktacularly exciting lunch dish and Halloween food snack idea? What do you do for Halloween? Tell us in the comments if you dress up as a family, trick or treat or just simply celebrate at home with some spooky fun or baking Halloween themed treats, we’d love to hear all the details.

Stay tuned for even scarier, and ever so delicious, Halloween recipes coming up to whet your tastebuds. Keep your eyes peeled, we have lots of creepy and tasty Halloween food ideas up inside our witch hat to share in the lead up to the scariest night of the year. There’s so much fun to be had, including in the kitchen, who would’ve thought?!

This original recipe is from the very clever Ed Halmagyi, Mitsubishi Electric Australia Ambassador, chef, TV presenter and a Halloween enthusiastic dad of two.

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South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

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