Mummy in a Coffin Pizza

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We just love Halloween in our house and my son may have got to old to enjoy it but my daughter loves getting dressed up each year and being a creative arty type she really gets into the whole makeover part of it! I don’t dress up (well maybe just a witches hat for when we go trick or treating) but I do go to town dressing up our front bay window like an Aladin’s cave of Halloweenalia. I seem to have bought up every Halloween item you could think of over the years in all the sales so have had to put a stop to my purchases now!

Mummy in a Coffin Pizza - Fab Food 4 All

Last Halloween, daughter gets scarier each year!

Anyway I’ve been so busy lately I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to fit in a Halloween post which was making me very sad as I’ve done a post or 2 for Halloween every year – but yesterday a bit of ghoulish inspiration hit me and I made this really quick and easy Mummy in a Coffin Pizza with a ciabatta loaf, some pesto, a clove of garlic, some strips of mozzarella and a black olive. It’s so simple that kids of any age can enjoy making it with just some help for the grilling part. I think this pizza would make the perfect centre piece for a Halloween Party or you could even make individual coffins out of ciabatta rolls. We just had this for lunch with some salad but you could slice the pizza sandwiches up quite small for some great finger food!

Mummy in a Coffin Pizza - Fab Food 4 All

I wish you a happy and safe Halloween, do be careful where you and your childen stand when you go out trick or treating as naked flames in pumpkins and polyester outfits are a recipe for disaster and my daughter narrowly missed one last year when a neighbour had placed their pumpkin far out on their porch!


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Mummy in a Coffin Pizza is so quick, simple and tasty as well as being the perfect centre piece to your Halloween Party! Great for kids to make!
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4 +
  • I Ciabatta loaf
  • ½ Jar green or red pesto (I used basil)
  • 1 Garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 Mozzarella ball, drained and cut into strips
  • 2 Black olive slices
  1. Start by slicing the ciabatta loaf in half (sideways).
  2. Place under a grill and toast on both side until just golden.
  3. Rub the inside of the ciabatta halves with the clove of garlic (gives a lovely flavour).
  4. Spread a layer of pesto over the bottom half of the ciabatta (the mummy side).
  5. Place the strips of Mozzarella in a zig zag pattern (quite tightly to fit all the mozzarella) on top of the pesto, don't worry if you need to break bits to fit.
  6. Add the olive slices at one end for the eyes.
  7. Put the ciabatta base back under the grill until the cheese has just gone molten (that way the stripes show really well or you can leave it a bit longer like I did for a more rotted corpse look – nice:-)
  8. Place ciabatta lid back under grill for a 20 seconds each side just to heat up.
  9. Arrange ciabatta “coffin” lid to be partially covering the “mummy” base and place in centre of your Halloween table.
  10. To serve place lid on and cut into sandwiches big or small depending on how much other food you are serving (we had just this for lunch which served 4).
  11. Happy Halloween:-)

Mummy in a Coffin Pizza - Fab Food 4 All

When you’re ready to each just put the “coffin lid” on and cut into sandwiches!

If you’re having a Halloween Party here are some more ideas you might like:

Halloween Chocolate Apples – Fab Food 4 All

Kransakage Mummies – Fab Food 4 All

Spooky Spider Fairy Cakes – Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary

Toxic Swamp Halloween Smoothie – Fuss Free Flavours

Halloween Ghost Rice Krispie Pops – Kerry Cooks

Eye Ball Themed Treats & Desserts – Eats Amazing

Mummy in a Coffin Pizza - Fab Food 4 All

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  1. Martina Evans

    This is such a fun idea and it looks tasty and spooky!

  2. Debi @ Life Currents

    This is so cute! I just adore it! And I like that it’s delicious as well!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Debi, yes I don’t like style over substance food.

  3. Elena

    What a great idea!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Elena;-)

  4. kellie@foodtoglow

    What a truly ingenious and simple idea! It really caught my eye, Camilla. Pinned for making next year. 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Kellie;-)

  5. Helen @ family-friends-food.com

    My daughter would love this! Never mind halloween – pesto, cheese and olives are probably her 3 favourite things! Great recipe 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Helen, I based it something I usually do which also has sliced tomatoes under the cheese;-)

  6. justine @ Full Belly SIsters

    This is somehow both really adorable and super creepy, love it!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Justine, that’s a good reaction:-)

  7. Divya Prakash

    This looks like a great idea.. Kids will love this especially during halloween

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Divya:-)

  8. Elizabeth

    What a great idea! I completely missed Halloween this year being busy with freelance stuff and I’m vexed. Might have to have a Halloween catch up party and serve these! 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Elizabeth, I was going to miss it too but quickly did this for our lunch at the last minute!

  9. Jillian @ Food, Folks and Fun

    I love this idea, so cute!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Jillian;-)

  10. Chicago Jogger

    Such a fun and delicious idea! I hope you & your family had a great Halloween 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Chicago;-)

  11. Diane

    Ghoulish indeed! Love the green pesto and the mummy eyes! This is perfect for a delicious grossout halloween party food!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Diane, there were stripes but left it a little too long under the grill LOL;-)

  12. Sandi (@sandigtweets)

    This is a super cute idea.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Sandi:-)

  13. Katerina

    I am a total sucker for pizza even if it is as scary as this one lol!

    1. Camilla

      Aaw, thanks Katerina:-)

  14. Janette@culinaryginger

    This is such a cute idea and yummy too

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Janette, we really enjoyed it:-)

  15. Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours

    Not just for Halloween – this looks delicious and so simple Camilla. Thanks for linking to my smoothie.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Helen, yes I’m sure we’ll be having this again soon;-)

  16. Manila Spoon

    Haha! Very creative – scary and delicious!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much:-)

  17. Nicole Neverman

    This is such a fun idea and it sounds delicious too 🙂 I bet ciabatta makes a delicious pizza base.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Nicole, yes we often use ciabatta rolls as a base for pizza as it works so well:-)

  18. Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry

    I wish your daughter lived near me so she can face paint my two. Fun recipe.

    1. Camilla

      I’m sure she’d love that Bintu:-)

  19. KC the Kitchen Chopper

    What a cute idea. Looks delish too! We sometimes get to go trick or treating with The Hubby’s youngest niece and it’s so fun.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks KC – it is fun trick or treating:-)

  20. Leila Benhamida

    Simple and look delicious, great combination of flavours.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Leila:-)

  21. Heather Haigh

    Love the fact it is fun food but not junk food

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Heather:-)

  22. Sarah Maison Cupcake

    What a super idea! And something “proper” to eat at a halloween party rather than junk! I love it!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sarah, yes you need some balance:-)

  23. Paul Wilson

    Hehe, great idea.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Paul:-)

  24. Made With Pink

    Oh my goodness this is just brilliant! I love it, and I know my son would too. I will have to make this with him. Thanks for the idea.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, enjoy:-) Happy Halloween:-)

  25. Dom

    i’m loving all these creative halloween bakes and cooking, these are brilliant

    1. Camilla

      Aaw thanks Dom:-)

  26. Laura @ KneadWhine

    Great idea! I think D would really enjoy making this with me.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Laura, I’m sure she would:-)

  27. Laura@howtocookgoodfood

    Not only a perfect Halloween recipe, but one that looks so tasty and just my kind of food!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Laura:-)

  28. Sarah Bailey

    Oh wow this looks tasty and spooky – I could definitely see myself tucking in though.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sarah, yes it tasted great too:-)

  29. peter @feedyoursoultoo

    Fun and looks really tasty too.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Peter:-)

  30. Kerry at Kerry Cooks

    This looks so delicious! I bet kids would absolutely love it

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kerry, mine certainly did (and the adults):-)

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