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"Who y'all gonna call?"

Lord Honey, make these ghastly, ghostly pizzas for your Halloween bash, or just fix 'em for a fun snack. To add a bit of bloody gore, dip my "Swamp Ghost Treats" into your favorite marinara sauce. This is a great recipe for the kiddys to help make.

Swamp Ghost Treats

Jason Smith, FNS

Serves 12


1-sheet prepared pizza dough

¼-cup cornmeal

12-slices 1/2inch thick fresh mozzarella

½-cup bacon, diced and cooked crispy

4-black olives, diced


¼-cup pecans, walnuts or soy nuts (optional)

2-cups packed fresh spinach leaves

2-cloves garlic

2-tsp dried basil

½-tsp dried oregano

½-cup grated parmesan cheese

½-tsp salt

¼-tsp black pepper

½ - ¾ cup olive oil

Small ghost cookie cutter

2-cups of your favorite marinara sauce, for dipping


· Preheat oven to 400°, line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.

· Place the nuts in a small skillet over medium heat and toast, stir often, this only takes 2 mins.

· In the bowl of a food processor place the nuts, spinach, garlic, basil, oregano and parmesan cheese, pulse till a paste forms.

· Add the salt and pepper.

· With the processor running stream in ½ cup oil, it will become a thick sauce, if you want pesto thinner add more oil until desired consistency.

· On a cornmeal dusted surface, roll out the pizza dough into a rectangle, cut into 12 pieces.

· Place on prepared baking sheet.

· Spread the pesto on each dough slice.

· Sprinkle the bacon on top of the pesto.

· Bake for 8 mins.

· While baking the first round, use a ghost cookie cutter, cut the mozzarella into 12 ghost shapes. Save leftover cheese to use later.

· Place one ghost on top of each dough square.

· But the olives on the ghost cheese for the eyes.

· Bake for 15-20 mins or until crust is done and the ghost just start to melt.

Tip: Serve with your favorite marinara dipping sauce.


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