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Spider Pizzas

Whole pizza with pepperoni forming body of spider and bacon legs.

Add this Pepperoni and Bacon Spider Pizza to your Halloween menu this year. It’s a little bit spooky and a whole lot of fun. Your kids will love it and it will fill their tummies with something non-sugary before they head out trick-or-treating.

Spider Pizza on a black tray.

I saw this Spider Pizza in Phyllis Hoffman’s Celebrate Magazine. I think it may have been last year’s fall issue. It’s super easy to make and will get everyone in the mood for some Halloween festivities.

I used some refrigerated pizza dough that I got in the deli section of my local grocery store. I spread some pesto on it and I love how the pesto gives the pizza a creepy look. It tastes great too. Sprinkle on some mozzarella cheese and form a spider figure out of pepperoni slices, bacon, and black olives. Couldn’t be simpler!

Spider Pizza with a spider made out of pepperoni and bacon.

I used Hormel Fully Cooked Bacon for this Spider Pizza. You could cook your own bacon, but I would undercook it a little so that it’s still pliable enough to shape. It will crisp up in the oven. Everyone will want a slice with at least one bacon leg. ๐Ÿ™‚

We have a family tradition of making holiday-themed pizzas. Candy canes or Christmas trees for Christmas, heart-shaped pizza on Valentine’s Day, Bunny Pizza for Easter. Only thing is, now that I have a food blog, I usually end up making holiday things weeks in advance. We’ll probably be eating a turkey shaped pizza on Halloween.

Luckily my kids are teenagers now and don’t think much of it. I know there are probably some confused blogger children out there wondering why they are eating Shamrock cupcakes on Valentine’s Day and doing Valentine’s crafts for New Years Eve.

Do you ever make crazy shaped or decorated pizzas for holidays?


Spider Pizza

Spider Pizzas

Delight your kids with this fun Halloween pizza made with pesto, bacon, and pepperoni.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 14 minutes
TOTAL: 24 minutes


  • 1 lb pizza dough
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 14-16 pepperoni slices
  • 2 black olive slices
  • 8 slices precooked bacon


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Shape pizza dough into a large circle on a baking sheet. Spread with pesto sauce. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Arrange pepperoni slices in an oval for the spider body in the center of the pizza. Arrange 4 slices of bacon on each side of the oval, tucking ends of bacon under pepperoni slices.
  • Place 2 olive slices at one end of oval for eyes.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes, until cheese melts and crust is lightly browned.
Course: Pizza

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Adapted from Celebrate Magazine


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22 thoughts on “Spider Pizzas”

  1. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    I’m in love with Halloween and pizza so you just made my night, love this recipe! Pinning!

  2. I love this idea! Especially that it’s a fun savory option for Halloween! And you’re totally right about blogging – I always am a holiday ahead with making things for the blog!

  3. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    Aw, what an original idea! It looks so fun and delish ๐Ÿ˜‰
    And I’m trying to feed my family pannetonne (is that the way to spell it anyway?) in October… so don’t feel weird about turkey shaped pizza on Halloween haha ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I never thought I’d call a big, ole spider cute, but this one is! My kids would go crazy about this pizza. Terrific Halloween dinner idea!

  5. Amy @ Elephant Eats

    Haha, this is so cute! When I first looked at it I thought it was an octopus because the bacon took on a texture that really looks like tentacles! I can’t wait til I have kids to do fun things like this with ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Sarah | The Sugar Hit

    I love this idea! Sometimes it’s the simple things that work out the best, and this is a perfect example of that.

  7. I love this! It looks like so much fun to make and eat:) It would definitely get everyone in the Halloween spirit, what a great idea! Thanks for sharing Christin:)

  8. My little one is still too small for foods like this, but I’m pinning it for future reference. Far too much fun! Thank you for sharing. I might just make it for my sweet hubby and me!

  9. Shundara@SavyNaturalista

    Very easy and beautiful pizza; I am going to half to make some pizza this weekend. I don’t know about the spider I may eat all the pepperoni before I get to the head of the spider.

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