Need a fun Halloween lunch or dinner idea for your family? These mini Halloween Potato Pizza Mummies are the perfect Spooky, but easy and healthy, bites for Halloween night!
It’s OCTOBER already (can you believe it?)! It’s my birthday this month…but more importantly, it’s HALLOWEEN! The month of ghosts, witches, skeletons, trick-o-treating with friends, costume parades, Halloween parties, candy, and pumpkin patches! It’s one of my kids’ favorite holidays (and secretly ours too), so you can bet that our Halloween decorations went up as soon as the month started. Lucky for us, both my 4 and 6 year olds love scary and spooky Halloween decorations, which makes this holiday even more fun for us.
Halloween night is always crazy in our house. We typically start trick-o-treating early. My kids RUN (not walk) from house to house with their friends in the neighborhood, checking out all the Halloween costumes and decorations. At some point, we (meaning all the parents) need a break because, honestly, the kids could go on all night. So we go back home, rest a little, enjoy passing out candy, and re-fuel with dinner before going out for a second round of trick-o-treating in another nearby neighborhood that goes all out with Halloween decorations. This year, I thought these mini Halloween Potato Pizza Mummies would be a fun family dinner idea for Halloween night! They’re quick and easy, spooky and fun, healthy, and delicious! Not to mention, these pizza potatoes are the perfect finger food for the kids to eat while passing out candy at the house.
I love using red potatoes for these pizzas, but you can use any variety. Simply slice them into rounds, pre-bake them in the oven for a short time, top it with some sauce, and let the kids go mummy crazy with the cheese strips. Add some olives for the eyes, and bake them once more until the cheese is melted. They also make the perfect Halloween appetizers for adults if you switch the olives for jarred jalapenos and add some red crushed pepper before the cheese. Who doesn’t love pizza on Halloween, right?! For more Halloween dinner recipes, fun appetizers, and spooky treats, definitely check out my friend Cara’s blog, Fork and Beans. She is extremely creative, especially with Halloween, and I’m obsessed with her site around this time of year!
Turn these pizza mummies into a Halloween activity with your kids. It’s easy entertainment + dinner…now that’s my type of meal. I’d love to see what your Halloween Potato Pizza mummies look like this month, so be sure to tag me on Facebook & Instagram, @vegetariangastronomy #vegetariangastronomy with your spooky pizza creations!
Halloween Potato Pizza Mummies
- 2 red potatoes , medium-large
- your favorite marinara or pizza sauce
- black olives , sliced
- vegan cheese , I used Follow Your Heart cheese slices and cut them into strips
- cooking oil spray
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil (note: for a smaller serving size you can also use your toaster oven).
- Slice the potatoes lengthwise into 1/4-1/2 inch slices. Set both end slices aside. Place the remaining slices in a single layer on the lined baking sheet.
- Quickly spray a little cooking oil on the potato slices and sprinkle with salt and freshly ground pepper (if using).
- Bake in the oven for about 10-15 minutes until the potato slices are tender. Bake for longer if needed.
- Remove from the oven and flip each potato slice over. Spread a layer of your favorite pizza sauce on top of each potato slice. Arrange the sliced black olives as eyes and the vegan cheese strips to form the mummy (see picture above).
- Place back in the oven and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes until the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven, let cook, and enjoy! (see notes below for another version)
I don’t know how you think of stuff like this 😀
I wish Halloween was more popular here in South Africa, no one really celebrates or dresses up, such a bummer because I would love to dress up like a witch, even if its one time.
These pizza mummies are so adorable and so are YOU 🙂 🙂 🙂
Thanks rashmi! Aww that is a bummer…sorry they don’t celebrate there! We love the holiday here, especially since having kids. You can still dress up like a witch haha!
Wow! Thanks these look soo adorable! I love this and Halloween in USA sounds amazing! You are super creative!
Thanks Reshana! Aww I didn’t realize you guys don’t celebrate Halloween there! Well you can still enjoy these =) BTW…my mom is in kenya right now!!
Natalie | Feasting on Fruit
I’m not sure what I am more smitten with, the idea of potato slices as pizza crusts or how darn cute these little mummies are <3 Such a great idea on all counts! And two rounds of trick or treating with a dinner intermission sounds amazing, why wasn't my mom that cool!? 😀
Thanks Natalie! The potatoes are a nice change to make them really filling! I’m trying to get out one more halloween recipe but let’s see! And you’ve inspired me on the pumpkin for sure…hopefully soon! Oh yeah…TWO full rounds! My kids are crazy when it comes to halloween…they love it ha! It’s great that they’re into all the scary decorations too!
Kelly @ TastingPage
What a great recipe – easy and healthy. Love it!
Mel | avirtualvegan.com
What a great idea to make them on potato and they are so cute! I’d definitely go for the spicy version!
Oh yea…me too I’m all about spice and jalapenos! The potatoes make them healthier…and still super easy! Thanks Mel!
Jovita @ Yummy Addiction
Ha ha, so easy and so creative! Definitely bookmarking and making these!
Thanks Jovita! If you try them out let me know! I’d love to see them!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
These are so cute! I bet that kids would love making them at a party too.
Great idea!! Yes, they totally would. And you can easily prep by pre-baking the potato slices.
Aweee, they look so adorable and perfect lil size for Halloween party. I’ll keep them in mind for our next get-together.
Aw lol, these mummies are so cute, I mean scary! What a great idea to use potato, so much faster than homemade pizza dough 😀
Haha…i’ll take cute and scary! Much faster than pizza dough and healthier!
Ariana Omipi @ Ari Eats
I absolutely love this idea and it’s simplicity! I will definitely be making these.
Thanks Ariana! Would love to see them if you do!
Amy Katz from Veggies Save The Day
These are a fun alternative to my English Muffin Mummies Pizzas! Very cute.
Yes! I saw you had posted those as well! I saw the mummy bar idea and cookie idea and potato pizzas are my quick go-to when I don’t feel like making anything else. I was making some for myself cutting out strips of cheese and my daughter helped me pile them on! So fun!
Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
These are wonderful! I am pinning on my “Happy Healthy Halloween”board, and I think I will make them for my son’s Halloween party too! He loves potatoes and pizza, so these would be a hit with the little guys. Trying to make it a “less” but not none sugar party 🙂
Oh awesome! Thanks Michelle! Glad you loved them…and your son will enjoy them if he likes potato pizza already. They are definitely much healthier, especially with the red potato! yay for a “less” sugar party!
Megan | Allergy Free Alaska
These are so cute, my girls would absolutely love them! Thanks for the great idea. 😉
My kids loved the mummy making part =)
I love cute food! This is adorable and so creative.
Igor @ Cooking The Globe
Ha ha, these are so cute! Thanks for the awesome idea!
Glad you loved them! Thanks!
I love that you used sliced potatoes for the pizza crust! Such a great idea! And these little mummies are the cutest!!! I now know what I’m making for Willow for Halloween! Don’t you just love this time of year??? <3
Thanks Mandy! I do LOVE this time of the year…especially now with kids! I should show you a video of my halloween costume…it’s hilarious!!! I picked it up on amazon haha! Hope you guys have a nice month!
such a great idea for kids on halloween!