Shower your family with love this Valentine’s Day by making these easy mini heart shaped pizzas. We’ll show you exactly how to make heart shaped pizza that’s so easy, you’ll forget delivery even existed.
This is a great Valentine’s Day Dinner for kids and adults, so gather up the family, fire up the oven, and get ready to enjoy some adorable heart shaped pizzas.
Mini Heart Pizzas for Valentine’s Day
There’s so much to love about these snack sized pizzas. Here’s why we think you’ll love them as much as we do
- Canned biscuit dough saves time, and you know exactly how many pizzas you’ll get in one batch.
- Homemade pizza dough can be super finicky, so using a pre-made dough saves you stress and time.
- Individual sized pizzas are complaint free because everyone can add their own favorite toppings.
- They’re small enough that you can cook several at once.
What You’ll Need:
How to Make Heart Shaped Pizza (Mini Valentine’s Pizzas):
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How to Cut out Pepperoni Hearts
Making pepperoni hearts is completely optional, but definitely takes the cuteness factor up a notch.
I find it’s best to cut out all your pepperoni hearts before rolling out your dough and assembling your mini pizza hearts. Here’s how:
Method 1 – Using a cookie cutter
You can use a mini cookie cutter (about 1/2 inch wide) to cut pepperoni slices.
You will need to press the cookie cutter firmly down through the salami. Use your whole hand and press HARD.
If you still don’t have a clean cut after pressing down firmly, then you may want to lift everything up and gently press the salami through the cookie cutter.
If all else fails, you can also use a paring knife to trace the cookie cutter. Or you can try…
Method 2 – Cut out hearts with kitchen Scissors
Fold a slice of salami in half and cut out a heart shape with kitchen scissors – just like you did with paper in elementary school.
Using kitchen scissors is a bit slower, but you can stack up to three pepperoni slices to cut at once.
I prefer to use kitchen scissors to create pepperoni hearts. It’s easier to make sure that the hearts are the right size for your pizzas, and you can create a fun variety of sizes and heart shapes.
How to Shape the dough
Thankfully, it’s super easy to create heart shaped pizzas.
Step 1 – Preheat your oven to 375˚F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2 – Place a serving of biscuit dough on a cutting board and roll it out with a rolling pin to create a thin round circle.
Step 3 – Gently pull one side of the dough to make your circle oblong. Pinch and pull the oblong side to create a point.
Your dough should look vaguely like a party balloon at this point.
Step 4 – Use a pair of kitchen shears to cut a slit in the wide side of the dough, opposite the pointed end.
Step 5 – Shape the cut sides into a heart, folding and pinching the dough together to create rounded edges.
Step 6 – Transfer your heart shaped crust to the prepared baking sheet. Repeat steps 2-5 with remaining biscuit dough.
Add Your toppings
Step 7 – Using your fingertips, gently press down the inside of the heart shaped biscuit dough, creating a slightly raised crust.
Step 8 – Spoon about 1/2 tablespoon sauce onto the center of the crust and spread with the back of a spoon.
Step 9 – Add shredded mozzarella cheese and top with mini pepperoni or other toppings of your choice.
Bake Until Perfect
Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese is melted and the crusts are golden brown, about 12-15 minutes.
Tips for Making Mini Heart Shaped Valentine Pizzas
Don’t skip these tips – read them before baking to avoid any potential mistakes.
Bring Your Biscuit Dough to to Room Temperature for about an hour before you start shaping
Let your can of biscuit dough sit out for 45 minutes to an hour before you roll them out. This will let the gluten in the dough loosen up so your dough doesn’t snap back when you try to shape it.
If your dough shrinks back even after letting it sit out, cover it with a lightly
If the dough keeps shrinking back on you, cover it with a clean kitchen towel or lightly damp paper towel and warm up for another 10 minutes.
Have some olive oil or flour handy
If your biscuit dough starts to stick to your cutting board, you can rub a little bit of olive oil on the dough to help prevent sticking.
You can dust your cutting board with flour, but be careful not to overdo it, as this could make your pizza crusts tough.
If you have a pizza stone…
We have a pizza stone, and love to use it for pizza night.
While most times we cook our pizza directly on the stone, it can be difficult to move the dough to the pizza stone without losing the shape…or getting hurt.
Which is why it’s best to assemble these pizzas on parchment paper. Then place the parchment paper and mini pizzas on the pizza stone to bake. You’ll get that nice crisp bottom from the hot pizza stone, and can easily remove the pizzas from the oven just by pulling sliding the parchment onto a cutting board.
More Ways to Top Your Mini Valentine Pizzas:
- Margherita Pizza: Fresh mozzarella cut into mini hearts with fresh basil and halved cherry tomatoes
- Cheese lovers Pizza: Add slices of heart-shaped provolone or asiago cheese to your pizza for the last two minutes of baking.
- Vegetable Pizza: Top with onions, mushrooms, and heart shaped bell peppers. (You can see how I cut heart shaped bell peppers for our heart shaped Valentine’s Day charcuterie board.)
- Chocolate Dessert Pizza: Top your biscuit dough crust with Nutella and heart-shaped strawberry slices.
What size is the heart-shaped pizza?
These pizzas are roughly 3.5 inches wide by 5 inches tall when cooked. They’re the perfect size for handheld mini pizzas. You don’t even need to cut them for most kids.
How does biscuit dough taste as a crust?
Buttery biscuit dough is definitely a richer flavor than most pizza crust, which is why you don’t need to brush it with oil or anything else before baking.
It also creates a nice soft crust that is easy to bite into – which is a big plus for any kid with braces.
Making a Fun family night out of it?
Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to spend making memories with the whole family. Here are some fun family-friendly Valentine’s Day games that everyone is sure to love:
- Valentine’s Day Charades
- Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt
- Valentine’s Day Bingo
- Valentine’s Day Alphabet Game
Can you Make Mini Heart Shaped Pizzas Ahead of Time?
If you want to make and store your mini pizzas in advance (or if you’re lucky enough to have any leftovers), fully cook your pizzas and then refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
To reheat: Place your mini pizzas on a baking tray or pizza stone. Cook at 300˚F for 5 minutes.
If you liked these mini heart shaped pizzas for Valentine’s Day, you’re going to love these 20+ Valentine’s Day Treats. They’re a sweet way to end your meal on a loving note.
Or you can check out my other Valentine’s Day Dinner ideas right here.
- 12 ounce can biscuit dough
- 1 cup shredded Mozarella
- 2/3 cup pizza sauce
- 1 cup pepperoni or other toppings
- Preheat oven to 375˚F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place a serving of biscuit dough on a cutting board and roll it out with a rolling pin to create a thin round circle.
- Gently pull one side of the dough to make your circle oblong. Pinch and pull the oblong side to create a point.
- Use a pair of kitchen shears to cut a slit in the wide side of the dough, opposite the pointed end.
- Shape the cut sides into a heart, folding and pinching the dough together to create rounded edges.
- Transfer your heart shaped crust to the prepared baking sheet. Repeat steps 2-5 with remaining biscuit dough.
- Using your fingertips, gently press down the inside of the heart shaped biscuit dough, creating a slightly raised crust.
- Add about 1/2 tablespoon sauce to the center of the crust and spread with the back of a spoon.
- Add shredded mozzarella cheese and top with mini pepperoni or other toppings of your choice.
- Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese is melted and crusts are golden brown, about 12-15 minutes.
Remember, the step-by-step photos and FAQ in the recipe post are there to help you if you feel stuck at any point.
- Start with warm biscuit dough. Allow your dough to sit at room temperature for 45 minutes before rolling so it is easier to work with.
- If your biscuit dough sticks to your cutting board: Rub a little bit of olive oil on the dough or dust your surface lightly with flour.
- Store leftover pizza in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven at 300˚F for 5 minutes.
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Serving Size:1 mini pizza
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 185Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 626mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 7g
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