I’ve been sharing a fair few sweet treats for Halloween recently (and have more in the pipeline to share too!), and thought it was about time I shared something savoury. These mummy puff pastry pizza pies are a fun project to make with the kids, and would be perfect for Halloween parties or even to pack in lunch boxes.
We filled our pizza pies with chopped bell pepper, spring onions, pepperoni and cheddar cheese, but you could use whatever pizza toppings you like – strips of chicken or ham, sweetcorn, spinach would work well, or alternative cheeses like mozzarella or goats cheese would also be delicious. I also used ready-made puff pastry to keep things quick and easy – feel free to make your own if you’re feeling braver than me!
Mummy Puff Pastry Pizza Pies
- 375g ready rolled puff pastry
- 2 Tbs tomato puree
- 1/4 bell pepper
- 1 spring onion
- 25g mini pepperoni slices
- 75g cheddar cheese + extra slices for the eyes
- Edible marker pen or food colouring
Preheat the oven to 200°C (Gas mark 6/390°F). Line a couple of baking trays with greaseproof/baking paper.
Using a large circle cutter, cut out circles of pastry (I got seven from one sheet of pastry) and place on your lined baking trays. Spread a thin layer of tomato puree over each circle.
Prepare your toppings – de-seed and finely chop the pepper, wash and slice the spring onion, slice the pepperoni if necessary, grate the cheddar cheese.
Pile the toppings in the centre of each circle, leaving a small strip around the edges clear.
Cut the leftover pastry into strips around 1cm thick and drape over the toppings in a random way to create mummy like patterns, pushing the edges down so that they stick to the pastry circles. Ball up and roll out any smaller pieces of pastry to cut into more strips. Don’t worry if the strips overlap the circles – once you’ve finished adding strips to each circle you can tidy them up by cutting off the excess with the same circle cutter you used to cut out the original circles. Repeat until you have mummified all of your pizzas pies!
Bake in the oven for around 15 minutes until cooked through and golden. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for a few minutes while you create the eyes. To make the eyes, cut small circles from the leftover cheese slices using a mini circle cutter, then dot the ‘eyes’ with an edible marker pen or if you don’t have one, use a little food colouring with a fine paintbrush. Pop two eyes onto each mummy pie then serve immediately, or cool completely on wire racks then store in an airtight container ready to be popped in a lunch box or alternatively reheated later.
If you liked this recipe, you’ll find lots more healthy fun food ideas for Halloween in my Halloween food section, or follow my Halloween Food Pinterest board for loads of Halloween food ideas from all around the web! You might also like these fun savoury Halloween food ideas from some of my blogging friends: Fun Halloween Recipes from Foodie Quine, Pumpkin Patch Halloween Rolls from Fab Food 4 All or Spooky Carrot Soup from Jo’s Kitchen.