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Pull-Apart Pizza Menorah with Za'atar

We love playing with our food! Especially when it tastes this good.  All you need is a few simple ingredients to make a fun menorah/hanukkiah shaped pull-apart pizza to celebrate Hanukkah this year. 

You will go crazy over the addition of Za'atar to this pizza now our very own Jamie Geller Za'atar is available on Amazon

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  • 4Servings


  • 12 ounces pizza dough
  • ¾ cup pizza sauce
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella 
  • 2 teaspoons Jamie Geller Za'atar, divided 
  • Extra virgin olive oil for brushing 
  • 1 clove garlic, minced


Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).

  1. Roll out the pizza dough into a large circle on a piece of parchment paper. Using a pizza cutter, pastry cutter or knife cut across in half.
  2. Spread the sauce over one half-moon of dough. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and zaatar. Flip the other half moon over top of the filling. Stretch the dough to cover completely.
  3. Using a pizza cutter or knife, make slices about 1 inch apart from the middle outward to create 5 curved arms on each side, leaving the middle intact.
  4. Pull the bottom strips into the center and twist and fold over to create the base. Twist the remaining 4 strips on each side. Fold and twist the middle while Pulling up to make the shamash. the middle to stretch and make taller than the rest.
  5. In a small bowl, mix olive oil with garlic and remaining zaatar and brush over top. Bake for 12-15 minutes. 

Note: You can also make this with spinach and cream cheese for a spinach dip pull-apart pizza.  Simply combine 5 ounces thawed and drained spinach with ¼ cup cream cheese, salt, and za'atar.  Spread over the dough, sprinkle with mozzarella and top with other half of the dough.  Follow instructions above for cutting and shaping.