Nothing says Valentine’s Day like pizza. And if someone in your life has stolen a pizza your heart (ha ha), then you should make them these heart shaped pizzas with little heart pepperonis.
You can make these with your family and kids, make them at a party, or make them by yourself for some indulgence (we don’t judge). This simple recipe is no fuss and barely any mess at all. The only thing you really need is a large and very tiny heart-shaped cookie cutter. The smallest one cuts the pepperonis. The largest one shapes the pizza dough.
First you want to cut the pepperonis into the heart shape. This is an easy task for the kids. For easiest and fastest method, stack 3-4 pepperonis together at a time.
Then, roll out your pizza dough. You can use store bought pizza dough or make your own. If using store bought dough that comes in a can, fold the dough in half after rolling it out.
Cut the dough with a cookie cutter. Use a rolling pin to roll it out to a larger size, maintaining the shape. Each heart should be about 5 inches across from heart crest to crest. Thickness is based on preference! If you like thick or thick crust, make it your own. Just remember the size across should be about 5 inches.
Next, spoon the sauce onto the dough and add mozzarella cheese. Top with 2-3 pepperonis on each pizza (or more, go crazy!).
Bake the pizzas in a 400°F oven for 6-9 minutes, depending on the thickness of your crust. You want the cheese melted and the crust lightly browned.
There you have it! There is no ailment that pizza cannot cure. Enjoy!
the recipe: Heart shaped Pizzas with heart pepperoni
This recipe will steal a pizza your heart.
Cut into hearts
Preheat oven to 400°F. Using a small heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut pepperonis into heart shapes. Remove pizza dough from canister, roll out completely, and fold in half. Using large heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut dough into 4-6 hearts, depending on desired thickness of dough. Place 2 tbs of pizza sauce onto each pizza and spread evenly, leaving room at the edges. Add desired amount of cheese. Place 2-3 pepperonis on each pizza. Bake for 6-9 minutes, depending on dough thickness. Cheese should be melted and crust should be lightly browned.