Homemade Halloween Pizza Skulls

Homemade Halloween Pizza Skulls

Halloween pizza skulls are a spooky and delicious twist on traditional pizza. These eerie culinary creations feature skull-shaped pizza dough topped with tomato sauce, melted cheese, and various toppings like pepperoni, olives, or bell peppers to create a ghoulish face.

If you’re looking for the perfect recipe for Halloween parties and gatherings, then combine the fun of pizza with the macabre spirit of the season, making this delightfully creepy and tasty treat for all ages.

Love fun Halloween-themed foods that are kid friendly? Check out this recipe for Monster Sliders or these festive Hocus Pocus Cupcakes too!

Why This Recipe Works:

  • Visual Appeal: Halloween pizza skulls work because they captivate both children and adults with their visually striking and spooky design. The skull shape and creative use of toppings allow for endless customization, making them a centerpiece at Halloween gatherings.
  • Familiar and Delicious: This recipe succeeds because it maintains the familiar and beloved flavors of pizza while adding a playful and thematic twist. The combination of pizza dough, tomato sauce, and melted cheese is a crowd-pleaser, ensuring that even picky eaters will enjoy these Halloween-themed treats.
  • Interactive and Fun: Halloween pizza skulls are an engaging and interactive cooking project. Making them can be a fun group activity, allowing friends and family to get creative with their designs. It’s an enjoyable way to involve everyone in the Halloween spirit while preparing a delicious meal.
Homemade Halloween Pizza Skulls

Check out the different ways to have fun with this recipe for a keto Halloween treat (no tricks) below, read through some helpful cooking tips and techniques as well!

Supplies Needed:

  • Baking Sheet
  • Cooling Rack
  • Knife & Cutting Board

Pizza Crust:

Store Bought Options:

Use a store-bought crust if you want to keep this as simple as possible. I used a Trader Joe’s cauliflower crust for this recipe for ease (but any style crust works well here). Find one that is cooked or partially cooked to give you a solid base for building on (versus buying raw dough unless you bake it first).

Cauliflower pizza crust for pizza skulls

Homemade Crust Options:

You can always opt to make your own homemade dough (this is great if you have dietary restrictions but will take more time). Plan ahead and give yourself time to allow the dough to rise as well.

Par Baking:

No matter which crust option you go with, par-bake it first (or according to the package directions). You can leave the pizza in a round shape or cut into out into a sugar skull shape. I roughly drew one out onto parchment paper and then use a paring knife to cut out the shape!

parbaked keto cauliflower crust
Here are some free printable sugar skulls you can use to make the outline of your pizza~

The Toppings:

Because this is Mexican pizza-themed, I went with taco sauce instead of classic pizza sauce. You could easily use any other sauce of your choice! Add your favorite shredded cheese and bake it off until everything is heated through and the cheese is melted.

Cheese on the Halloween pizza skull

Making Your Sugar Skull Design:

For this I opted to find different ingredients that might be on a Mexican pizza. Here are some options:

  • Tomatoes
  • Black Olives
  • Jalapenos
  • Radishes
  • Avocados
  • Cilantro
  • Sour Cream
  • Hot Sauce

Have fun with different ingredients and make designs. I used black olives for the teeth, a yellow tomato for the nose, and layered radishes, tomatoes, and jalapenos for the eyes. I did get extra creative to make a floral headdress.

Halloween Pizza Skull toppings on a plate.

I made it with an avocado rose and some tomato skin roses as well. I piped on some sour cream to add some detail and definition. You could also pipe on guacamole or use salsa or hot sauce to tint the sour cream as well to add pops of color

Have all your face décor / toppings prepped and ready to go. It makes it easier to create your design and still eat mostly hot food! Pair your lower carb sugar skull pizza with some tasty keto peanut butter cookies I found over at All Day I Dream About Food to make your trick or treating evening a memorable one start to finish!

Homemade Halloween Pizza Skulls
Homemade Halloween Pizza Skulls

Homemade Halloween Pizza Skulls

A fun low carb Halloween dinner recipe! Try out this fun cauliflower Mexican pizza to share with the whole family.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Halloween Pizza Skulls
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 42kcal
Author: Bon Appeteach


  • 1 Low Carb Pizza Dough/ Keto Tortilla/ Store Bought Curst See notes
  • 3-4 tbsp. Taco Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Cheese


  • Sliced Tomato
  • Sliced Jalapeno
  • Black Olives
  • Radishes
  • Avocado
  • Sour Cream
  • Cilantro


  • Prep and cook your dough of choice (par-baking is helpful if using cauliflower crust/ tortilla/ or keto crust options).
  • Add the taco sauce as your base and cover it with shredded cheese until heated through and melted.
  • Decorate your pizza with all your prepared toppings to make your sugar skull design and enjoy!


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 42kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 11mg | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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