Mummy pizzas are definitely a recipe to get all wrapped up in this Halloween!

The pizzas are part of Pinterest's top-10 Halloween recipes of 2019. In what has become an annual tradition for me, I made all 10 of them to see if they'd turn out as BOO-tiful as they did on the pins. The Mummy pizzas were actually fun to make and were tasty to boot. I modified the recipe just a bit to my liking and you can too depending on your pizza preferences.

If you're planning any kind of Halloween bash, these pizzas are sure to be the pick of the patch.

Mummy Pizza Pies

Recipe IRL:

PHOTO: I made Pinterest's top 10 Halloween recipes of 2019, which included Mummy Pizza Pies.
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I made Pinterest's top 10 Halloween recipes of 2019, which included Mummy Pizza Pies.

This recipe was by far my favorite of all 10 -- so easy to make and tasted great. It's also the perfect food to serve at Halloween parties -- kid- and adult-friendly.

I modified this recipe a little bit by using Pillsbury crescent roll dough for the mummy strips and using Pillsbury biscuit dough for the base of the pizza since I couldn't find sheets of puff pastry dough at the store. This ended up working out in my favor because each biscuit was the perfect size for a pizza when flattened out and the perforated crescent roll triangles were easy to separate into strips. This also meant that I didn't have to use a circle cutter to get the bottom of the dough to be perfect circles.

At first I started cutting the strips to be the same size with a scissor, but quickly realized I didn't need to be that precise about it and started tearing it and it worked just as well.

Instead of using tomato puree I used jar sauce, I skipped the onions and peppers and used mozzarella cheese instead of cheddar cheese.

I used a scissor to cut the eyes out of provolone cheese slices and an edible marker pen to make the pupils.

My one regret here was putting the "eyes" on when the pizzas were still hot because the cheese started sweating when I took the pictures. Overall I'd definitely recommend making this recipe because it was easy and tasty. It cooks in no time, too.

    Ingredients
  • Ready rolled puff pastry
  • 2 tbs tomato puree
  • 1/4 bell pepper
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 oz mini pepperoni slices
  • 2.6 oz cheddar cheese + extra slices for the eyes
  • Edible marker pen
    Instructions
  • Preheat the oven to 390°. Line baking trays with baking paper.
  • Using a large circle cutter, cut out circles of pastry and place on your lined baking trays. Spread a thin layer of tomato puree over each circle.
  • Prepare your toppings - de-seed and finely chop the pepper, wash and slice the spring onion, grate the cheddar cheese.
  • Pile the toppings in the center of each circle, leaving a small strip around the edges clear.
  • Cut the leftover pastry into strips around 1 cm thick and drape over the toppings in a random way to create mummy like patterns, pushing the edges down so that they stick to the pastry circles.
  • Ball up and roll out any smaller pieces of pastry to cut into more strips. Repeat until you have mummified all of your pizzas pies!
  • Bake in the oven for around 15 minutes until cooked through and golden. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for a few minutes.
  • To make the eyes, cut small circles from the leftover cheese slices using a mini circle cutter, then dot the 'eyes' with an edible marker pen or if you don't have one, use a little food coloring with a fine paintbrush. Pop two eyes onto each mummy pie then serve immediately.

Recipe reprinted courtesy of Eats Amazing blog.