Valentine’s Day Heart Shaped Pizzas + 25 Valentine’s Day Ideas!
These Heart Shaped Pizzas with Heart Shaped Pepperoni are perfect for Valentine’s Day! And with this recipe, you can make the dough with your bread machine! Easy and delicious.
Valentine’s Day is coming soon! Do you celebrate? Decorate? Or make yummy treats? If you’re looking for some ideas for love day, I’m hoping today’s blog post will get you into the Valentine’s Day frame of mind! I’ve joined together with 24 talented Canadian bloggers to bring you a total of 25 amazing Valentine’s Day projects, with everything from recipes, table settings, drinks, wreaths, crafts, decorating ideas…you name it, it’s here! You will find images and links to all the amazing projects created just for you, at the bottom of this post. I love bloggers.
For my contribution to this collaboration I created these Heart Shaped Pizzas for Valentine’s Day. I love to make themed pizzas for different holidays…I made this ghost pizza for Halloween, and now these heart pizzas for love day. Come see how I made them!
Make Your Pizza Dough in the Bread Machine
Pizza is always a favourite around here, especially homemade pizza! You just can’t beat the taste of a homemade crust…this crust recipe is crunchy, yet light, and so flavourful. But one of the best things about it, is that you can make it in the bread machine. SO easy.
To make these pizzas festive and special just for Valentine’s Day, not only did I shape the dough into hearts, but I also cut the pepperoni into heart shapes using a small cookie cutter. Aren’t they deliciously adorable?! Has pepperoni ever looked more cute?
After stretching the homemade pizza dough into hearts, I spread on some pizza sauce. You can use either homemade or pre-made pizza sauce, I use pre-made sauce because it’s easy. Eventually I hope to create an easy homemade sauce recipe, but for now, pre-made works great!
After I cut out the heart shaped pepperonis, there were quite a few leftover pieces. I didn’t want to waste this pepperoni so I added them under the cheese so you couldn’t see it, but makes these pizzas extra pepperoni-y! SO good.
Sprinkle on some cheese. Ok, A LOT of cheese. #allthecheese
And now to decorate! These heart shaped pepperonis are the cutest.
Bake and wait as your cheesy pepperoni pizza bakes and bubbles away in your oven. It’s worth the wait.
Ready to eat…yummmmmmmm
Even after baking the pizzas the heart shaped pepperonis hold their shape really nicely. Such a fun and a great way to enjoy a family Valentine’s Day dinner!
Heart Shaped Pizzas for Valentine’s Day
These Heart Shaped Pizzas are perfect for Valentine’s Day. With this recipe, you can make the dough with your bread machine!
- Yield: 6 1x
Pizza Dough Ingredients:
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 1/4 tsp bread machine yeast
- 3 cups grated mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup pizza sauce (more if needed)
- pepperoni (cut into heart shapes (see instructions below))
Making the Pizza Dough:
- Add all of the ingredients to your bread machine.
- Select the Dough/Pasta cycle (it’s usually about a 1 hr and 30 minute cycle).
- Once the dough cycle has completed, remove the dough to a surface lightly dusted with flour, and cover with a clean tea towel. Let rise for 15 minutes.
- Roll out and shape the dough into one large heart shape, or 3 medium hearts, then transfer to a prepared baking sheet. (I prepare a baking sheet with a light layer of olive oil, or some corn meal.)
Assembling the Pizzas:
- To make the pepperoni hearts, use a small heart shaped cookie cutter and cut out the hearts. Set aside.
- Spread the pizza sauce onto the heart shaped dough bases..
- Add the pepperoni extras from cutting out the heart shapes (not the hearts, but the edges so you don’t waste any pepperoni). See picture.
- Sprinkle on the grated cheese.
- Add the pepperoni hearts.
- Bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbling.
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25 Sweet Valentine’s Day Ideas
Now it’s time to see more fantastic Valentine’s Day ideas! I hope you get a chance to visit the all of the talented bloggers listed below, as they share their projects over the course of the next week! There are some ah-mazing projects. You can also follow along on Instagram with the #CBValentinesDay hashtag!
Loads of Valentine’s Day Ideas!
Heart Shaped Pizzas for Valentine’s Day by Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life
Blood Orange Limoncello Cocktail for Valentine’s Day by Tara of Suburble
Ombre Cake Makeover from a Grocery Store Cake by Colleen of Lemon Thistle
Valentine’s Popcorn by Janella of Ma Belle Vie
“Warm Heart” Hand Warmers by Sarah of Flourish & Knot
Valentine’s Day Embroidery Projects by Heather of Home to Heather
Valentine’s Candy Inspired Table Setting by Andrea of Personally Andrea
Valentine Heart Strawberry Pop Tarts by Jen of Kitchen Counter Chronicles
Valentine’s Day Date Night In Gift Basket Idea by Christina of The DIY Mommy
Valentine’s Day Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookies by Shauna of Satori Design for Living
Felt Valentine’s Day Cards by Alex of Northstory
Lovey Dovey Vegan Chocolate Bark by Joann of Woman in Real Life
Valentine’s Day Wall Hanging by Thalita of The Learner Observer
DIY Valentine String Art by Tash of The Dreamhouse Project
Fluffy Valentine Sugar Cookies by Kendra of Joy In Our Home
Easy DIY Valentine’s Wreath by Laurie of VinYet ETC
Raspberry Pie Mousse Cups by Daniela of Lifeovereasy
Valentine’s Day Breakfast by Dannyelle of Life is a Party
Valentine’s Mantel by Jen of Rambling Renovators
Boyfriend Bouquet | Floating Heart Terrarium by Cynthia of Cynthia Zamaria
Embroidery Hoop Valentine Art by Christine of The DIY Dreamer
“You & Me” Wood Sign by Lindi of Love Create Celebrate
Chocolate and Coconut Coated Heart Mini-Cakes by Jane and Sonja of Sustain My Craft Habit
DIY String Heart Wall Hanging by Melissa of The Sweet Escape
Heart Shaped Marshmallows for Valentine’s Day by Christine of Amidst the Chaos
Have a delicious day!
These are the cutest pizzas I’ve ever seen! Love it!
Thank you Heather!
Jo -Anna – these are adorable! I know that my family would go nuts for these. I can just imagine little heart-shaped ham slices with pineapple!
Little ham hearts would be SO cute!!
These are so cute Jo-Anna! We love homemade pizza and these heart ones would be a big hit with the kids! So fun to do this blog hop with you!
Thank you Kendra! It’s always so fun to collaborate with bloggers!
I just LOVE this idea and know that my kids would too!
Thank you Julie!
Homemade pizza is the best, and these heart-shaped ones are adorable. I can also see heart-shaped peppers or other veggies too!
So many possibilities!
This is such a super idea! Time to dust off my breadmaker.
Thank you Sarah!
Best. Pizza. Ever.
Thank you! They really are adorable!
Your pizza turned out amazing… Now all you need to do is bring me a slice 🙂
Thank you Janella! And I’ll be right over 😉
I love dough in the bread machine. So simple. Years ago I had a really great pizza dough recipe from a magazine and I can’t find it. It’s driving me nuts. I’ll have to try your recipe!
I absolutely adore my bread machine…I use it for so many bread recipes. It just takes so much work out of bread making!
Homemade crust. I will say this 1000x, why are you not my neighbour? I’d be over with tupperware every night. Pizza is my fav food ever!
It would be SO fun to be neighbours!
ALL THE CHEESE! truth! I’m a little addicted to the stuff. This is the most adorable pizza I’ve every laid my eyes on! I need to ask, does a kraft pizza kit count as home made dough? 😉 Love this spin on pizza and love that you organized this whole hop, thank you so very much! xoxo
I agree…ALL THE CHEEEEEESE! And yes, a pizza kit totally counts!
The heart shaped pepperoni takes this over the top! Awesome!
Thank you Jen!
I HEART pizza. This is an amazing way to present a most-delicious food group. Love it.
Thank you Cynthia!
I was looking for a reason to eat more pizza 😉
There’s always a reason for pizza! 😉
This is so adorable! I love the time that goes into it. The best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach!!
True story! 😉
So FUN!!! We started making our own pizza a few months back and it’s soooo fun! I now want to make a heart shaped one for V-Day! Thanks for sharing Jo-Anna!
Thank you Christine! It’s such a fun way to share Valentine’s day with our kids!
My family would go nuts over this. They are adorable and so much fun!
Thank you Sonja!
Love, love your heart shaped pepperoni! What a perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family!
Thank you Dannyelle!
I have a heart-shaped cake pan, I’m totally going to make this!!!