Alien Pizza Squares


When my kids are having a playdate there often isn’t time to whip up a batch of cookies or other type of treat. Since most kids like pizza in some form, this is always a big hit.

The possibilities for themes are endless since you can use any cookie cutter shape to personalize this pizza into any thing you choose. Hearts for Valentine’s Day, Christmas trees, candy canes, ghosts, shamrocks, you can even spell your child’s name with alphabet cutters. Like I said, the possibilities are endless and always welcomed by the young people in our lives.

To make the alien faces, I used a pumpkin cookie cutter. I used capers for the eyes and basil for the mouth.

My boys and their friends loved it and they always feel special when I make this very simple after-school snack.

Make your kids smile today by making them this simple treat.

Preheat oven to 475o F. Spray rimmed baking pan with cooking spray. Press and stretch dough evenly into a rectangle shape. Spread sauce evenly over dough, leaving a 1″ border around all sides. Bake until underside of dough is golden, about 10-15 minutes.

While pizza is baking, use a pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter (or any cutter you choose) to cut pumpkin shapesfrom cheese. Save cheese scraps for a sandwich.

Place pumpkins on top of hot pizza and bake for 2-5 minutes or just until slightly melted. Place two capers on each piece of cheese for eyes and sprinkle basil for the mouth.

Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.

Watch your kids smile.

Alien Pizza Squares

Cooking Spray
1 lb refrigerated pizza dough
3/4 cup pizza sauce or tomato sauce
8 slices low-moisture mozzarella cheese
1 Tablespoon capers
Fresh or freeze-dried basil

Preheat oven to 475o F. Spray rimmed baking pan with cooking spray. Press and stretch dough evenly into a rectangle shape. Spread sauce evenly over dough, leaving a 1″ border around all sides. Bake until underside of dough is golden, about 10-15 minutes.

While pizza is baking, use a pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter (or any cutter you choose) to cut pumpkin shapesfrom cheese. Save cheese scraps for a sandwich.

Place pumpkins on top of hot pizza and bake for 2-5 minutes or just until slightly melted. Place two capers on each piece of cheese for eyes and sprinkle basil for the mouth.

Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.

Watch your kids smile.

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12 Comments

  1. these are SO cute – and they sound delicious, even to a Big Kid like me !! 😀

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  2. Angela 2

    Too cute and I have that cookie cutter, so you gave me a great idea for tomorrow!

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  3. These are so cool! I don’t know if I should make this or the mummy lasagna you posted recently!

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  4. Glenn 4

    Those are bootiful!

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  5. Oh these are so cute and fun! Gotta do this with the kids!

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  6. So cute! They look like onions to me =)

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  7. those are adorable!!!

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  8. Marjie 8

    Your kids’ friends must think you’re the coolest mom ever.

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  9. Thank you for your great ideas! I’m grateful for this blog world! I just had my 1 year blog anniversary and in the last year I’ve met so many fun bloggers. Thank you for being one of my favorites …..you have made a big difference in our kitchen…as my kitchen sign says, ” I KISS BETTER THAN I COOK”…..need I say more?

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  10. This is such a cute idea. So creative! Love the capers as eyes.

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  11. Lisa 11

    So cute! What a fun idea. I agree with Marjie; you are a very cool mom!

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  12. Mrs. L 12

    You know with my love of Halloween that I love these! And all I could think of is while we were serving the kids these, we could make grilled cheese sandwiches with the cheese scraps!

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