Recipe courtesy of Antonia Lofaso

Spooky Pizza

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
The Halloween pizza was inspired by the way my mom and I eat pizza--taking a cold salad and putting it on top of a warm pizza. Also, when my daughter Xea was little, we always had pizza before we went trick or treating.


Salsa Verde:



Special equipment:
a pizza stone, a pizza peel, ghost cookie cutters
  1. For the salsa verde: Mix the finishing oil, parsley, chilies, oregano, olives and anchovies in a small bowl. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt, if needed, and reserve.
  2. For the pizza: Preheat a pizza oven to 550 degrees F. If using a regular oven, put a pizza stone in the bottom and preheat the oven to 550 degrees F.
  3. Blend the plum tomatoes with the olive oil, garlic and salt to taste in a blender.
  4. Slice the mozzarella into 2-inch-thick slices. Use a ghost-shaped Halloween cookie cutter to cut out mozzarella ghosts.
  5. Roll out one of the pizza dough balls to about 12 inches and put on top of a pizza peel. Spoon the tomato sauce all over the pizza, drizzle with finishing olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake until the crust is slightly golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  6. Carefully remove the pizza from the oven, assemble with the mozzarella ghosts, salsa verde and arugula, drizzle with lemon juice and garnish with freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. Repeat with other pizza dough and serve immediately.