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Homemade Frozen Heart-Shaped Pizza

Homemade Frozen Heart-Shaped Pizza is the perfect Valentines dinner for your family. Make the pizzas and freeze them up to two months before the big day for a quick and homemade dinner.

heart-shaped pizza on a cast iron pizza pan

Oftentimes the idea for a post will come to me while Bennett and I are out walking. He’ll be chattering up a storm, and to be honest I’ll be ignoring him and listening to podcasts. It is “my” time and I want to just turn off mom mode for a bit. Every so often I’ll say “ohhhh, look a bus” or “cool pinecone” and he’s happy.

Other days, a post idea will be generated from a conversation with a reader. They may ask me a question or advice about something and it gets my brain moving in the direction of something to share with you all.

And still other times, a post will come about in the most direct way possible. Someone literally tells me to write it and plies me with photos of pizza.

text exchange about a heart shaped pizza

So after that urging, I decided to give it a shot. I mean, how hard could it be to make a heart-shaped pizza? Spoiler alert: no harder than it is to make a normal pizza. Which isn’t remotely hard. My eight-year-old makes pizza. And guess what? So can you.

What You Need for Two Heart-Shaped Pizzas

  1. Store-bought or homemade pizza dough.
  2. Pizza Sauce – try Homemade!
  3. Cheese
  4. Toppings of your choice
  5. Cornmeal for dusting
  6. (optional) cast iron pizza pan or pizza stone
  7. (optional) parchment for freezing
  8. (optional) metal pizza or heavy-duty cardboard for freezing

How to Make Heart-Shaped Pizza

  1. If using store-bought refrigerated dough, put it at room temperature for two hours prior to baking. If using homemade dough, allow it to double in size before starting to work with it.
  2. If planning to freeze this pizza for future use, place a piece of parchment on a metal pizza pan or heavy-duty piece of cardboard. If making fresh, skip down to “How to Bake Heart-Shaped Pizza”.
  3. Make a ball with the dough. If you are using homemade dough, the linked recipe will make two heart-shaped pizzas comparable to medium-sized pizzas.
  4. Starting from the center, work your way out pressing the dough with your hands. Pull down the center top of the dough a bit with your pointer finger to create an indent (the middle part of the heart). Continue to press out until it has reached your desired size or until the integrity of the dough begins to be compromised by tearing. unbaked pizza dough on a board
  5. Cover with sauce. heart-shaped pizza with red sauce
  6. Top with shredded mozzarella.A hand holding shredded mozzarella cheese over a heart-shaped pizza
  7. Place additional toppings of your choice.heart-shaped pizza with pepperoni on top

Jack and I made a little video to show you how I pressed out the dough. Listen to it on mute because Bennett was strapped into his high chair to keep him from poking the dough and let’s just say he is none too pleased about it. 🙂

How to Freeze Heart-Shaped Pizza

  1. Transfer the finished dough on the parchment onto a metal pizza pan or heavy-duty cardboard.
  2. Place uncooked in the freezer for four hours or until fully frozen.
  3. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and put in a spot in your freezer where it can be as flat as possible.

How to Bake Heart-Shaped Pizza

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. If you’re using a cast iron pizza pan or a pizza stone, put it in the oven while it preheats.
  2. If baking a fresh pizza: remove hot pan from the oven and sprinkle cornmeal on top. Carefully work the ball of dough into the heart shape. Cover with sauce, top with mozzarella, and toppings of choice. Bake for 8 minutes, then rotate and bake another 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is lightly browned on top.
  3. If baking a frozen pizza: You may bake directly on the pan which you froze the pizza on, but you’ll have better results baking if using cast iron or a pizza stone. Remove hot pan from the oven and place the parchment and frozen pizza directly on the pan. Bake for 10 minutes, then rotate and bake another 5-7 minutes or until the cheese is lightly browned on top.

heart-shaped pizza on a cast iron tray

Do as Anne suggests above and this Valentine’s Day, skip the expensive dinners and make a heart-shaped pizza “yoself”.

heart-shaped pizza on a cast iron pizza pan
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Homemade Frozen Heart Shaped Pizzas
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Homemade Frozen Heart-Shaped Pizzas are the perfect Valentines dinner for your family. Make the pizzas and freeze them up to two months before the big day for a quick and homemade dinner.

Course: Main Course
Servings: 6
Author: Sarah - Sustainable Cooks
Ingredients
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • Toppings of your choice
Instructions
How to Make Heart-Shaped Pizza
  1. If using store-bought refrigerated dough, put it at room temperature for two hours prior to baking. If using homemade dough, allow it to double in size before starting to work with it.

  2. If planning to freeze this pizza for future use, place a piece of parchment on a metal pizza pan or heavy-duty piece of cardboard. If making fresh, skip down to "How to Bake Heart-Shaped Pizza".

  3. Make a ball with the dough. If you are using homemade dough, the linked recipe will make two heart-shaped pizzas comparable to a medium-sized pizza.

  4. Starting from the center, work your way out pressing the dough with your hands. Pull down the center top of the dough a bit with your pointer finger to create an indent (the middle part of the heart). Continue to press out until it has reached your desired size or until the integrity of the dough begins to be compromised by tearing.

  5. Cover with sauce. Top with shredded mozzarella. Place additional toppings of your choice.

How to Freeze Heart-Shaped Pizza
  1. Transfer the finished dough on the parchment onto a metal pizza pan or heavy-duty cardboard.

  2. Place uncooked in the freezer for four hours or until fully frozen.

  3. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and put in a spot in your freezer where it can be as flat as possible. Can be stored in the freezer for up to two months.

How to Bake Heart-Shaped Pizza
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. If you're using a cast iron pizza pan or a pizza stone, put it in the oven while it preheats.

  2. If baking a fresh pizza: remove hot pan from the oven and sprinkle cornmeal on top. Carefully work the ball of dough into the heart shape. Cover with sauce, top with mozzarella, and toppings of choice. Bake for 8 minutes, then rotate and bake another 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is lightly browned on top.

  3. If baking a frozen pizza: remove hot pan from the oven and place the parchment and frozen pizza directly on the pan. Bake for 10 minutes, then rotate and bake another 5-7 minutes or until the cheese is lightly browned on top.

Recipe Notes

Unbaked pizza will store fine in the freezer for up to two months.

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Homemade Frozen Heart-Shaped Pizzas are the perfect Valentines dinner for your family. Make the pizzas and freeze them up to two months before the big day for a quick and homemade dinner.

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4 comments on “Homemade Frozen Heart-Shaped Pizza”

  1. Lol at Bennett’s soundtrack to your video. I was at a parade two weekends ago and my Vivien (2 month’s younger than Bennett) would not stop trying to mess with the bowl I was going to put cut tomatoes in. I took it from her at one point and put it behind me. That bugger used me to steady herself while she put her foot in the bowl.

  2. I like that the “you look great” appears at the top. You do, and so does your pizza! Papa Johns would be sooooo proud!