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Adorable homemade heart shaped pizza is deliciously simple. This tasty dish is ready to enjoy in only 30 minutes!

Change up this classic using other pizzas for inspiration like Buffalo Chicken Pizza, Margherita Pizza or Chicken Alfredo Pizza!

Heart Shaped Pizza displayed on a cutting board.

A Valentine’s FAVORITE

My husband and kiddos LOVE pizza, so I thought it would be fun to make them a heart shaped pizza in the month of February or on February 14th for Valentine’s Day.

While many popular restaurants like Pizza Hut, California Pizza Kitchen, and Lou Malnati’s offer heart pizza on their menu, I think the best place to get a heart shaped pizza is from YOUR OWN KITCHEN. 

Why we love it:

  • Variety. It can be made-to-order with your favorite choice of toppings.
  • Made to order. Roll your fresh pizza dough into thicker or thin-crust pizzas. Make it as big or small as you’d like.
  • Crowd pleaser. This heart pizza tastes just as delicious as a regular Pepperoni Pizza, but it’s twice as cute!
  • Fun for all. Serve this sweetheart special at a romantic date night with your partner, or have fun making them with your kids.

No matter who you make it for, it’s a great option for your Valentine’s Dinner.

Homemade pizza dough on siplat.

Ingredients

  • pizza dough – A can of pizza dough is about 13.8 ounces. Easily use a similar amount of Homemade Pizza Dough. Create mini heart shaped pizzas using less dough, but be sure to reduce the baking time.
  • olive oil
  • pepperoni Use the heart pepperoni to make a 1-topping heart-shaped pizza or add additional toppings such as ham, sausage, bacon, pineapple, mushrooms, peppers, onions, and more.
  • pizza sauce – Homemade Sauce or store-bought.
  • mozzarella cheese – add extra cheese at no additional charge 😉
  • grated parmesan cheese
  • chopped parsley or basil
Pizza dough shaped like a heart and rolled on a baking pan.

HOW TO MAKE Heart Shaped Pizza

  1. PREP. Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a pizza pan with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. PEPPERONI. Fold each pepperoni in half and cut them 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.
  3. DOUGH. Lightly flour a surface, and roll dough into the shape of a heart, about 16 inches tall. Fold edges over and press to create the crust. 
    • Transfer the pizza dough to a prepared baking sheet. Brush with olive oil, then dock the crust with a fork to prevent bubbles from forming.
  4. BLIND BAKE. Place in the oven and bake for 6 minutes.
  5. TOPPINGS. Remove and spread sauce over top, then add Mozzarella cheese and pepperoni. 
  6. BAKE. 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.
  7. SERVE. Just like a regular round pizza, we typically slice heart shaped pizza into triangles, even if they aren’t perfect. Squares will also work.
Heart shaped pepperoni on paper towel.

Recipe Tips

  • Blind bake. Sometimes called pre-baking, it is the process of partially or fully baking a pie crust or other pastry/dough without the filling. 
    • Partially blind-baked this pizza crust so it will be sturdy before adding the toppings. This is perfect for original crust pizzas, deep dish pizza, or a thin crust base.
  • Easy clean up. Place a piece of parchment paper on the pan to keep it from sticking or spray the pan with oil and spread some cornmeal on top.
  • Pepperoni. Microwaving the pepperoni is optional. It helps draw out the excess oil which in turn makes the baked pizza less greasy.
  • Serving suggestions. Serve this with a side of pasta, or some of our favorite sides and appetizers like Olive Garden Breadsticks, Pizza Salad, Fried Zucchini, Mozzarella Sticks, or Cheesy Garlic Bread.
  • Don’t forget dessert! For some pink and festive desserts, try Strawberry Sheet Cake, Valentine Cookies, or Chocolate Covered Strawberries.
Slice cut from a Heart shaped pizza on parchment paper.

Storing Info

  • STORE. Store leftovers in a Ziploc bag in the fridge for 3-4 days. Reheat Valentines heart shaped pizza in the microwave or in the oven on a low setting.
  • FREEZE. To freeze unbaked, increase the amount of yeast by ¼ teaspoon. This will help compensate for any yeast that dies while frozen.
    • Prepare the dough and add the toppings, but don’t bake it yet! Flash-freeze it with all the toppings on it. Once frozen, double-wrap it in plastic wrap and then again with aluminum foil. Label and lay the pizza(s) flat in the freezer for up to 2 months.
    • Bake from frozen until the cheese is golden brown and bubbly.
Baked heart shaped Pizza covered in heart pepperonis.

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5 from 28 votes

Heart Shaped Pizza

By: Lil’ Luna
Adorable homemade heart shaped pizza is deliciously simple. This tasty dish is ready to enjoy in only 30 minutes!
Servings: 6
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 ball pizza dough homemade or store-bought
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 30 slices pepperoni
  • ¼ cup pizza sauce
  • cup shredded mozzarella
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley or basil *optional
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Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a pizza pan with parchment paper, set aside.
  • Fold each pepperoni in half and cut it 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 and roll the dough into a heart shape, about 16 inches tall. Fold edges over and press to create the crust. 
  • Transfer the pizza dough to a 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 cheese 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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Notes

STORE. Store leftovers in a Ziploc bag in the fridge for 3-4 days. Reheat Valentines heart shaped pizza in the microwave or in the oven on a low setting.
FREEZE. To freeze unbaked, increase the amount of yeast by ¼ teaspoon. This will help compensate for any yeast that dies while frozen.
  • Prepare the dough and add the toppings, but don’t bake it yet! Flash-freeze it with all the toppings on it.
  • Once frozen, double-wrap it in plastic wrap and then again with aluminum foil.
  • Label and lay the pizza(s) flat in the freezer for up to 2 months.
  • Bake from frozen until the cheese is golden brown and bubbly.

Nutrition

Serving: 2g, Calories: 465kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 64mg, Sodium: 1183mg, Potassium: 115mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 506IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 384mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
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23 Comments

  1. Lil'Luna Team says:

    5 stars
    This will be so fun for Valentine’s dinner!! I love anything heart shaped! Homemade pizza is the best!!

  2. JT says:

    This is so fun to do for Valentine’s Day! Taking the time to cut the pepperoni into hearts is well worth it. 😉 it’s as much fun for the adults in our family as it is for the kids. Thanks for the recipe!!

  3. Jessica says:

    5 stars
    This is so festive and delicious. A fun way to shore my family some extra love. ♥️

  4. John says:

    5 stars
    Love the way you present it, I’m a pizza lover and heart shaped pizza will definitely a chunk for me to try, 🙂

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      I’m a pizza lover, too! Thank you so much for saying that!

  5. Sabrina says:

    5 stars
    great idea, thank you!

  6. Lo says:

    5 stars
    Definitely a family favorite!!

  7. email login says:

    5 stars
    Aw~ WHat a cute idea to try this Valentine’s Day! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      You are so welcome!! Thank you for stopping by!

  8. Amy Huntley says:

    5 stars
    Such a fun Valentines idea!

  9. Becca says:

    5 stars
    Such a fun idea for Valentine’s Day!

  10. hotmail sign in says:

    5 stars
    Wow! So cute. Thank you for your great recipes.

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      You are so welcome! Thanks!