Adorable homemade heart shaped pizza is deliciously simple. This tasty dish is ready to enjoy in only 30 minutes!
Heart shaped pizza is perfect for Valentine’s Day. It’s something everyone can help make, it requires minimal ingredients, and it’s ready in no time. Change up this classic using these other pizzas for inspiration: Buffalo Chicken Pizza and Chicken Alfredo Pizza!
A Valentine’s FAVORITE
My husband and kiddos LOVE pizza, so I thought it would be fun to make them a heart-shaped pizza for February 14th. They loved it!! We had such a fun time making this, and even more fun eating it.
Sure, you can order Papa Johns, CPK or Pizza Hut, but nothing can beat homemade. It has now become tradition to make this heart pizza, so the kids wouldn’t let me buy if I tried! It’s their favorite!
Just have all the dough made and ready and let the kids top it with their favorite toppings including some heart-shaped pepperoni.
If you’re looking for a cute idea for Valentine’s Day, look no further! This heart shaped pizza will be a hit with both kids and adults and will be the best addition the the holiday menu.
You don’t have to go to Chicago, Hungry Howie’s or any Pizza Hut locations to be able to enjoy this fun pizza the entire month of February!
HOW TO MAKE VALENTINE’S PIZZA
DOUGH. To make this Valentines Day Pizza, we started off by using a ball of homemade pizza dough (our recipe is so easy and fool-proof)! You can use store-bought dough to simplify things even more.
I rolled the dough on a lightly-floured surface into the shape of a heart, then turned the edges over to form the crust. Based on how thick or thin you roll it out will determine if you want it to be more of a thin crust or deep dish pizza.
Brush with olive oil, then dock the crust with a fork to prevent bubbles from forming.
BLIND BAKE & TOP. We then “blind baked” the crust to help make it more sturdy, then topped it with pizza sauce (we have a great red sauce and white sauce), mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and pepperoni.
I had one of my kiddos help me cut out the hearts and he had a blast!
Return to the oven and bake for 8-12 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the pepperoni is crispy. Remove from the oven and top with fresh parsley or basil, if desired. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting.
Change it up!
Using a different sauce or topping is the easiest way to change up this pizza. Use some of these other pizzas as inspiration for this pizza to change it up:
What is blind baking? Baking blind (sometimes called pre-baking) is the process of baking a pie crust or other pastry/dough without the filling. Blind baking a pie crust is necessary when it will be filled with an unbaked filling (such as with pudding or cream pies), in which case the crust must be fully baked.
We blind baked this pizza crust so it would be more sturdy before adding the toppings. We often do this when making pizza.
How to serve? Just like a regular round pizza, we typically slice heart shaped pizza into triangles… even if they aren’t perfect. You can also cut it into squares using a pizza cuter too.
Although we rarely have leftovers when we are making homemade pizza, the best way to STORE any leftovers is to place in a Ziploc bag and keep in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave or by warming up in the oven on a low setting.
How to freeze homemade pizza? You are going to want to prepare the pizza, but don’t bake it yet! Flash freeze it with all the toppings on it while it sits on a cookie sheet before you double wrap it in plastic wrap. Lay the pizza(s) flat in the freezer for up to 2 months and bake from frozen until the cheese is golden brown and bubbly.
Pizza Recipe Quick Links? Here ya go:
What to serve it with?
Since most people like to make this recipe on special occasions like Valentine’s Day we wanted to share a few more recipes with you to make it complete and to be festive. Here are some of our favorite sides and appetizers to serve with this heart pizza:
For some pink and festive desserts, check out:
Ditch carryout and your kids will thank you for making this yummy pizza at home! And best of all, you don’t have to take advantage of limited time offers or sweet deal menus at the local pizza places to enjoy this entree all year long!
For more pizza recipes:
Heart Shaped Pepperoni Pizza Recipe
- 1 ball pizza dough homemade or store-bought
- 2 tbsp. olive oil, divided
- 30 pepperoni
- 1/4 c. pizza sauce
- 1 1/2 c. shredded mozzarella
- 3 tbsp. grated parmesan cheese
- 2 tsp. chopped parsley or basil *optional
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a pizza pan with parchment paper, set aside.
- Fold each pepperoni in half and cut into heart shapes using kitchen shears. Place on a paper towel lined plate and microwave for 15 seconds on high. Dab any excess grease off, set aside.
- Lightly flour a surface, roll dough into a heart shape, about 16 inches tall. Fold edges over and press to create the crust.
- Transfer pizza dough to prepared baking sheet. Brush with olive oil, then dock the crust with a fork to prevent bubbles from forming.
- Place in the oven and bake for 6 minutes. Remove and spread sauce over top, then add cheeses and pepperoni.
- Return to the oven and bake for 8-12 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the pepperoni is crispy. Remove from the oven and top with fresh parsley or basil, if desired. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting.
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