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Monster Pizzas by Annabel Karmel

Updated: Oct 30, 2023

If anyone knows what flavors kids love, it is Annabel Karmel, author of over 50 books. She has shared a few recipes with us from her latest book, My First Cookbook, published by Welbeck. This month, we will feature this fun and timely recipe that is just perfect for Halloween: MONSTER PIZZAS! This recipe makes 7 pizzas.



  • 325g ready-rolled puff pastry

  • 140g passata

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • 1 tbsp sundried tomato paste

  • 100g Mozzarella, grated, plus 100g firm Mozzarella, sliced into strips

  • Pitted black olives

  • Green and red peppers, sliced

  • 50g sliced ham

  • Salad leaves


  • 9 – 10cm round cutter

  • Baking tray

  • Baking paper


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F) Fan. Line a large baking sheet with baking paper. Mix the passata, garlic, and sundried tomato paste together in a small bowl.

  2. Unroll the pastry. Cut out 7 circles using the round cutter. Place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.

  3. Spread the sauce over the bases and sprinkle with grated Mozzarella. Cook in the oven for 18–20 minutes until golden and crisp.

  4. Decorate the pizzas to make the monster and mummy faces.

For more great recipes, check out the book or download the Ultimate Baby & Toddler Recipe App, which has over 700 recipes!

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