Healthy Halloween: Ghost Pizza
My absolute favorite dish to make on Halloween is Ghost Pizza.
It’s incredibly quick, easy, healthy and delicious — oh, and totally adorable.
As you can see, I’m a sucker for making faces out of my food.
I made this ghost pizza a couple of years ago for a Halloween party I threw and it was a huge crowd-pleaser. I mean, you really can’t go wrong with pizza.
You can use white or whole wheat crust (I like Whole Foods 365 brand or Rustic Crust) or you can modify it with gluten-free crust if necessary.
Part-skim mozzarella cheese serves as the ghosts with olives for their eyes and mouths. Feel free to make yours happy, sad or boooooing. I, of course, chose all three ghostly emotions.
Sliced orange cherry tomatoes serve as mini pumpkins.
As a fun activity for kids, buy mini pizzas and let everyone make their own.
Some additional topping ideas: mini jack-o-lantern’s carved out of orange peppers, “spider olives,” or monster eyes (round provolone cheese slices with an olive in the middle).
Check out the uber-easy recipe followed by my favorite Halloween trick!
- 1 Whole Wheat Pizza Crust (Rustic Crust)
- ½ C. Marinara (or pizza sauce)
- 6 Slices of Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese
- ½ C. Orange Cherry Tomatoes
- ¼ C. Fresh Basil, chopped
- 2 T. Black Olives
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Pre-heat oven to 400.
- Cut ghost shapes by hand out of the cheese slices.
- Lightly grease a baking sheet or pizza pan with olive oil and lightly brush (or spray) your crust as well.
- Top pizza with sauce, cheese, basil and cherry tomatoes.
- Cut a few of your black olives in half for mouths and the rest into little pieces for eyes. Decorate your ghosts.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
And you thought pizza couldn’t possibly get any better.
OK, so now that you’ve got your treat for the night squared away, it’s time for a trick!
If you’re in a neighborhood that gets trick-or-treaters, fill one bowl with candy and one bowl with fruits and vegetables.
Watch the hilarity ensue as you offer little Elsas and Batmans beets and butternut squash, instead of Butterfingers.
I did this last year at my parent’s house where we get tons of trick-or-treaters and the kids’ expressions were priceless.
I will say though, a couple of times the joke was on me when the kids actually got excited to take a banana or apple. I had to be like, “Um, actually that was a joke and that’s my last banana so…..”
Give it a try!
On that note, you’ll be happy to know I finally figured out my Halloween costume:
No idea what I am? It’s OK, you’re not alone.
A total of zero people at the Halloween party I went to last night knew either.
I’m a Boxtroll!
This costume cost me absolutely nothing to make.
I ground up blue and pink eyeshadow and mixed it with water for the face paint, printed out the box sign and “borrowed” this box from a Ralphs parking lot.
Mr. Chow decided on an outfit as well…
Indiana Chow. He takes the role very seriously as you can see.
Wishing you all a happy, healthy Halloween!