Ghost pizza

Recipe by:

Michelle Darmody

Readymade pizza bases are ideal for this quick and easy spooktacular feast

Ghost pizza

SERVES

2

PEOPLE

PREP TIME

5

MINUTES

COOKING TIME

10

MINUTES

CUISINE

COURSE

Main

Method

  1. Place the tomatoes, garlic, and oil into a saucepan over a low heat and allow to come to a simmer.

  2. Season and add in the honey allow to simmer for about 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  3. Blitz the tomato mixture until smooth. This will make too much for one pizza, but you can store it in the fridge for a few days or freeze it.

  4. Preheat your oven to as hot as it will go. Place a baking tray into the oven to heat up.

  5. Spread two or three generous spoons of your passata onto the pizza base. Sprinkle the cheddar on top.

  6. Cut the mozzarella slices into ghost shapes and arrange these on the pizza.

  7. Cut some olives into thin strips for spider legs and into little circles for eyes. Dot the olive spiders onto the pizza and add the ghost’s eyes.

  8. Be very careful taking the hot tray out of the oven and slide the pizza onto it. Place this back into the oven and bake for about 10 minutes until the base has crisped up and the cheese has melted.

Ingredients

  • 1 pizza base

  • 500g tomatoes, roughly chopped

  • 3 cloves of garlic, halved

  • ½ tbsp light olive oil

  • 1 tsp honey

  • 50g cheddar cheese, roughly grated

  • 1 ball of mozzarella, sliced

  • black olives, destoned

Method

  1. Place the tomatoes, garlic, and oil into a saucepan over a low heat and allow to come to a simmer.

  2. Season and add in the honey allow to simmer for about 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  3. Blitz the tomato mixture until smooth. This will make too much for one pizza, but you can store it in the fridge for a few days or freeze it.

  4. Preheat your oven to as hot as it will go. Place a baking tray into the oven to heat up.

  5. Spread two or three generous spoons of your passata onto the pizza base. Sprinkle the cheddar on top.

  6. Cut the mozzarella slices into ghost shapes and arrange these on the pizza.

  7. Cut some olives into thin strips for spider legs and into little circles for eyes. Dot the olive spiders onto the pizza and add the ghost’s eyes.

  8. Be very careful taking the hot tray out of the oven and slide the pizza onto it. Place this back into the oven and bake for about 10 minutes until the base has crisped up and the cheese has melted.