Halloween is upon us, but this time I’m making this recipe for Dia De Los Muertos or Day of the Dead commonly celebrated on Nov 2 for all Souls Day. I love the concept of this celebration as it celebrates the departed souls and invites them to celebrate with the living for one day. Nov 2 is also my birthday and I will be turning 50(OMG).

Before COVID turned our lives upside down, I had planned a big Day of the Dead party but now I have to celebrate alone with these awesome tasty skulls.

Pizza toppings are stuffed into a piece of pizza dough in a skull mold and baked to get this Stuffed skull pizza

You can find the skull pan in my amazon shop – amazon.ca/shop/kravings

You can use store bought pizza dough for this recipe, but I’m going to be making this from scratch for best results.

Stuffed Pizza Skulls

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Pizza Dough – makes 6

  • 7 gms active yeast
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 cup warm Water
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Extra flour for kneading

Stuffing – for 6

  • 3 cups shredded Cheese
  • 18 slices Pepperoni
  • 12 tbsps Pizza sauce
  • 12 slices Mushrooms


  • To make the pizza dough first add sugar and half of the warm water and allow the yeast to get frothy in 10 mins
  • If using a stand mixer add the flour, salt and the yeast mixture
  • Add the Olive Oil
  • Add the other half of warm water in the yeast bowl and add that in too and knead scraping the bowl in between
  • If kneading by hand, knead at least for 10 minutes
  • Allow to rise in a warm place for at least 30 mins till the dough doubles in size
  • Remove the dough on a kneading surface, add more flour as it will be sticky and knead for a few minutes
  • Roll out till it forms a rectangle and divide into 6 pieces
  • Lay each piece on top of the skull cavity – you can find this pan at amazon.ca/shop/kravings
  • Add 1/4 cup of cheese at the bottom, about 3 slices pepperoni, 2 tbsps pizza sauce, 2 slices mushrooms, and another 1/4 cup of cheese before sealing
  • Repeat this with the other 5 skulls
  • Bake in a preheated over at 350 for 30 mins
  • Allow to cool before removing