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4.7 from 10 votes

Mummy in a Coffin Pizza

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!
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Keyword ciabatta, Halloween, Pizza
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 4 +
Author Camilla Hawkins


  • 1 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


  • Start by slicing the ciabatta loaf in half (sideways).
  • Place under a grill and toast on both side until just golden.
  • Rub the inside of the ciabatta halves with the clove of garlic (gives a lovely flavour).
  • Spread a layer of pesto over the bottom half of the ciabatta (the mummy side).
  • 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.
  • Add the olive slices at one end for the eyes.
  • 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:-)
  • Place ciabatta lid back under grill for a 20 seconds each side just to heat up.
  • Arrange ciabatta “coffin” lid to be partially covering the “mummy” base and place in centre of your Halloween table.
  • 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).
  • Happy Halloween:-)