February is the perfect time for a fun heart-shaped pizza (of course, birthdays & anniversaries would be perfect occasions as well)! And, with the help of La Romanella products from Smart & Final, we made an especially yummy one for dinner! Not only was it super tasty, but the kids thought it was super fun…and loved the heart-shaped pepperonis! 🙂
Here’s what I used:
I hadn’t made a heart-shaped pizza before, so I wasn’t sure how the dough would hold up. But, I was pleasantly surprised. After rolling it out fairly thin, I just carved it into a heart shape. Then I used some of the scraps to make a better crusty edge. – Then, I covered the dough in the La Romanella pizza sauce! I’m always nervous about trying new sauces because of the spices, but this one was perfect! And, I love that I have left over sauce (in the freezer) to use for another pizza! 🙂 – Time for toppings! I thought about doing a chicken/artichoke combo because I love La Romanella’s marinated artichokes, but I’ve done a few related posts on that already (chicken & artichoke pasta and spinach & artichoke dip), so opted for our favorite ‘ole standby: pepperonis & black olives! 🙂
– I layered some pepperonis right onto the sauce, but then also used a small heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out some heart-shaped pepperonis. The scraps from that when straight onto the sauce too! – Then, top the pizza with mozzarella cheese, cut black olives, and the heart-shaped pepperonis. The final step–which makes things a little extra tasty is brushing a light coating of olive oil on the outside crust & sprinkling Parmesan cheese on it! Yum!– Bake according to your dough directions, then, voila…delicious, heart-shaped pizza! Perfect for upcoming Valentine’s festivities! 🙂
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