Jack-o’-Lantern Pizzas

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


1 dozen

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Set out a variety of toppings and let the kids decorate their pumpkin-head pizzas. It will be so much fun that they won't realize that they're eating their veggies! —Rachel DeVault, Grove City, Ohio
Jack-o'-Lantern Pizzas Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (12 ounces) English muffins, split and toasted
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Sliced ripe olives
  • Chopped and slivered sweet red, yellow and green peppers


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a large skillet, cook and crumble beef over medium heat until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes; drain. Stir in salt and pepper.
  2. Place muffins in 15x10x1-in pans. Spread tops with pizza sauce; top with beef. Sprinkle with cheese.
  3. Bake until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Add olives and peppers to make jack-o'-lantern faces.

Nutrition Facts

1 mini pizza: 216 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 511mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 15g protein.