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!
These Heart Shaped Pizzas are perfect for Valentine’s Day. With this recipe, you can make the dough with your bread machine!
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!