Valentine Heart Pizza

Here’s a super fun recipe idea for Valentine’s Day.

What better way to say Happy Valentine’s Day than to…….

……make a pizza in the shape of a heart!

You can make large hearts, medium hearts, or small heart pizzas.  And the toppings are totally up to you; they can be customized with your very own favorite ingredients.

The pizza dough is so easy to make; just 4 ingredients….ok 5 if you count the water.

I made 3 delicious pizzas from the dough recipe below.  A large heart topped with ham and Swiss; a medium heart topped with fresh mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, shallots, shredded zucchini, and smoked paprika; and A small heart breakfast pizza with scrambled eggs, mozzarella and crumbled bacon.  Yum!

Kids (and grownups) will love this!

Let’s check out the ingredients:

For the crust.

For the ham and Swiss pizza.

Here’s how to make it.

For the Crust:

Add warm (not lukewarm) water to a small bowl or glass measuring cup (I used bottled water and warmed it in a glass measuring cup in the microwave for about 35 seconds).

Next,

add the yeast to the water….

…..and set aside.

Add the flour in a mixing bowl.

Then,

add the salt.

With the mixer on low speed (using the hook attachment)…..

…..add the olive oil…..

…..until it’s mixed in with the flour.

Pour the water mixture in and mix just until the dough is formed.

In a separate mixing bowl, lightly coat the bottom and sides.

Form the dough into a ball and toss it in the bowl to coat all sides of the dough with the olive oil.

Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until needed.  It’s best to make the dough at least 24 hours ahead of time, and 3 or 4 days in advance is even better.

For the Pizza:
(use ½ of the dough from the recipe above)

Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.

Drizzle some olive oil on to a large pizza pie pan and spread it around.

Work the dough with your hands to form a small flat circle.  Continue to work the dough until it’s about the size of a paper plate.

Then lay the dough on top of the olive oil on the pizza pie pan….

…..and shape the dough into a large heart shape.

Spread the tomato sauce on the dough starting about 1 inch from the inside edge of the dough (don’t spread the sauce up to the very edge of the dough….leave about an inch of space for the crust).

Next, add the cut tomatoes on top of the tomato sauce.

Sprinkle the garlic powder on top of the tomatoes and sauce…..

….then sprinkle the pepper……

….the dried oregano….

…and the dried basil.

Add the mozzarella cheese.

Then tear the ham into medium to large size pieces and add on top of the cheese.

Tear the Swiss cheese into medium to large size pieces….

….and add on top of the pizza.

Remove the rosemary leaves from the stem.

Add the rosemary leaves on top of the pizza.

Next, sprinkle the grated parmesan cheese over the top of the pizza.

Then top with the chopped basil.

Bake in preheated oven until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is golden brown (about 10 minutes).

Serve hot right out of the oven.

Here are some topping ideas to use for the remaining dough.  Drizzle some olive oil on top of the dough.

To one pizza, add fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced tomatoes, sliced shallots, grated zucchini, and smoked paprika.

To the other pizza, add scrambled eggs, fresh mozzarella, and crumbled bacon bits.

The smoked paprika adds such a nice flavor to this tomato an zucchini pizza.

Enjoy!

So good.

You’ll want seconds.

What a great way to start off the day.

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Valentine Heart Pizza

Yield: Serves 2

Ingredients:

For the Pizza Crust:
(makes two crusts)

1 teaspoon Active Dry or Instant Yeast
1 ½ cup warm Water
4 cups All-purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/3 cup Olive Oil

For the Pizza:
(This recipe uses one crust)

2 teaspoons Olive Oil
1 cup Tomato Sauce
1 cup Cut Tomatoes (canned)
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
1 teaspoon Dried Basil
8 ounces Mozzarella Cheese (4 ounces grated, 4 ounces sliced)
3 slices of Swiss Cheese
6 slices of Deli Ham
1 sprig of Fresh Rosemary
¼ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 tablespoon chopped Fresh Basil

Pizza Crust Recipe from The Pioneer Woman Cooks, “My-Favorite-Pizza”.

Directions:

For the Pizza Crust: Add warm (not lukewarm) water to a small bowl or glass measuring cup. Next, add the yeast to the water and set aside. Add the flour and salt in a mixing bowl. With the mixer on low speed (using a hook attachment), add the olive oil until it’s mixed in with the flour.

Pour the water mixture in and mix just until the dough is formed. In a separate mixing bowl, lightly coat the bottom and sides. Form the dough into a ball and toss it in the bowl to coat all sides of the dough with the olive oil. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until needed. It’s best to make the dough at least 24 hours ahead of time, and 3 or 4 days in advance is even better.

For the Pizza: (use ½ of the dough from the recipe above) Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. Drizzle some olive oil on to a large pizza pie pan. Work the dough with your hands to form a small flat circle. Continue to work the dough until it’s about the size of a paper plate. Then lay the dough on top of the olive oil on the pizza pie pan and shape it into a large heart shape.

Spread the tomato sauce on the dough starting about 1 inch from the inside edge of the dough (don’t spread the sauce up to the very edge of the dough….leave about an inch of space for the crust). Next, add the cut tomatoes on top of the tomato sauce. Sprinkle the garlic powder, pepper, oregano, and basil on top of the tomatoes and sauce.

Add the mozzarella cheese. Then tear the ham and Swiss cheese into medium to large size pieces and add on top of the pizza. Remove the rosemary leaves from the stem and add the leaves on top of the pizza. Sprinkle the grated parmesan cheese over the top of the pizza.

Top with the chopped basil. Bake in preheated oven until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is golden brown (about 10 minutes). Serve hot right out of the oven.

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8 Responses to “Valentine Heart Pizza”

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    Tina@flourtrader — February 8, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Very clever and delicious! Who says that Valentine’s has to be all about chocolate? Imagine 3 meals of all savory Valentiney food-it would make for a tasty as well as unforgettable Valentine’s. Well done.

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    • CouponClippingCook — February 8th, 2012 @ 6:44 pm

      Thank you Tina.

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    spiceblogger — February 9, 2012 at 9:00 am

    SaWeet! ;)

    love all the different kinds you made too.

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    • CouponClippingCook — February 9th, 2012 @ 9:03 am

      Thank you for stopping by!

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    The Messy Baker — February 10, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Thank you so much for the lovely recipes and money saving tips. You have such a nice blog. In honor of your blog, I have an award for you. Click the link to receive it-http://wp.me/p1M5kp-3y.

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    • CouponClippingCook — February 10th, 2012 @ 10:16 pm

      Thank you very much! I sure appreciate it! Thank you so much for stopping by.

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    Magic of Spice — February 14, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    How fun is this! Totally delicious as well :)

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    • CouponClippingCook — February 14th, 2012 @ 9:46 pm

      Thank you!

      Reply

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