Make-a-Monster Pizza

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Creepy creatures have completely taken over this Halloween meal! Since you can create a different design for each square, it's easy to cater to every diner's individual preferences. —Marie Louise Ludwig, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania


  • 1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 ounces sliced deli ham, cut into 1/2-in. strips
  • Optional toppings: Asparagus, sweet peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, ripe olives, pineapple, pepperoni and red onion


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Unroll pizza crust and press to fit into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan, pinching edges to form a rim. Bake until edges are lightly browned, 8-10 minutes.
  2. Spread crust with pizza sauce; top with mozzarella cheese. Using ham strips, outline 12 sections. Arrange toppings of your choice in each section to create individual monster faces or other designs. Bake until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted, 10-15 minutes.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Look to salad and olive bars for tiny treasures to boost the cuteness factor. Peppadew peppers, pickled garlic and cocktail onions are fun options.
  • Use cookie cutters to cut sliced cheeses, meats and vegetables.
  • Nutrition Facts

    2 pieces (calculated without optional toppings): 413 calories, 18g fat (9g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 1193mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.