Mini-Pizza Jack-o-Lanterns

  • Yield: 12 servings

"I've always loved to play with food, and with four kids, I have plenty of opportunities. This snack started out as a variation on a grilled cheese sandwich and evolved into a Halloween treat that everyone loves."


6 English muffins, split
3cups shredded Cheddar
1/2cup light mayonnaise
2 green onions, minced (white and green parts)
1 (15-ounce) can pitted ripe olives, drained


  1. Preheat broiler. Arrange muffin halves, cut side up, in a single layer on a large baking sheet.
  2. Combine Cheddar, mayonnaise and onions in a medium bowl; mix well. Spread equal amounts on each muffin half.
  3. Broil 4 inches from heat source 2 minutes, or until bubbly. Remove from oven.
  4. Cut olives into shapes for eyes, nose and mouth and arrange on each muffin half. (You’ll have olives left over.)

— Joni Hilton, Rocklin, Calif.