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Halloween recipe: Ghostly pizza

  • Tomatoes contain an antioxidant called lycopene, which helps protect your body from cell damage.
  • When tomatoes are cooked, lycopene is better absorbed by your body.

This Halloween COVID-19 restrictions may impact trick or treating with your little ones. One option is to create your own ghoulish fun at home. This healthful pizza recipe uses fall themed cookie cutters. Get creative and have your kids help with decorations and toppings. It’s a more healthful option than all that candy. Add toppings such as spinach, bell peppers and thinly sliced Roma tomatoes for a little extra nutrition!

Ingredients

2 6.5-ounce packages dry pizza crust mix
nonstick cooking spray
12 slices mozzarella cheese
1 1/4 cups no-salt-added tomato sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
3 large black olives, cut into small pieces, for eyes

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 F.

Spray a small rectangular baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Prepare pizza dough according to package directions and spread on the baking sheet. Bake in oven until crust is lightly browned.

While crust is baking, cut slices of cheese into ghost shapes using Halloween shaped cookie cutters. Set aside.

In a small bowl, combine tomato sauce and Italian seasoning. Stir. Spread evenly over crust. Place cheese shapes on pizza. Add pieces of black olives for eyes as needed.

Bake for 3 to 5 minutes, until cheese melts slightly.

Remove from oven and allow to cool for 2 to 3 minutes. Cut into 12 pieces and serve warm.

Makes 12 servings

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