Foodie for a Year : February [a Valentine's Day recipe]

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The recipe I'm planning to share today is not your typical Valentine's Day recipe. It's not pink. It's not sweet. And it's not a baked good. I know, you must be really excited with that build up! But hear me out. My thought process was trying to think of something that would be good for Valentine's Day no matter what day of the week it fell on. This year it happens to fall on a Sunday, a weekend day, where we can all celebrate all day. However, next year, when Valentine's Day falls on a week night, a night after a long day of work, I wanted something that could be festive and easily made after a day away from the house.

Foodie for a Year [www.chasinmasonblog.com]

Homemade pizza with heart shaped pepperonis!

Being a working mom, when holidays fall on week days, I don't have much opportunity to celebrate except for at night/dinner, so I try to think of festive meals to still incorporate some sort of celebration. We've been loving to make homemade pizzas on the BBQ recently so I incorporated the holiday in by cutting the pepperonis in to the shape of a heart. This recipe is super easy, pretty fast, and can easily be prepped the night before, if necessary.

There are only 4 ingredients : pizza crust, tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni.

Heart Shaped Pepperoni Pizzas for Valentine's Day [www.chasinmasonblog.com]

Start by pulling all of the pepperonis out of the package. Grab your kitchen scissors.

Heart Shaped Pepperoni Pizzas for Valentine's Day [www.chasinmasonblog.com]

I cut 2-3 pepperonis at a time, but you could easily do more or less, whatever you feel comfortable with. 

Start by making one small cut into the pepperoni.

Heart Shaped Pepperoni Pizzas for Valentine's Day [www.chasinmasonblog.com]

Heart Shaped Pepperoni Pizzas for Valentine's Day [www.chasinmasonblog.com]

Then make another cut into the pepperoni. This cut will connect to the other one and make a triangle.

Heart Shaped Pepperoni Pizzas for Valentine's Day [www.chasinmasonblog.com]

I then very slightly rounded the top corners to make it look more like a heart. (You could do more if you wanted, but I didn't want to waste too much of the pepperoni by cutting it off.)

Heart Shaped Pepperoni Pizzas for Valentine's Day [www.chasinmasonblog.com]

Heart Shaped Pepperoni Pizzas for Valentine's Day [www.chasinmasonblog.com]

Have your little helper spread some sauce on the pizza crust. Add some cheese and then top with pepperoni. We pre-cooked the pizza crust on the BBQ (similar to these instructions), but you could easily just follow the instructions on the package as well.

Heart Shaped Pepperoni Pizzas for Valentine's Day [www.chasinmasonblog.com]

Heart Shaped Pepperoni Pizzas for Valentine's Day [www.chasinmasonblog.com]

Pop the pizza back on the BBQ to melt the cheese and you're all set!

Heart Shaped Pepperoni Pizzas for Valentine's Day [www.chasinmasonblog.com]

Cut up your pizza and you're ready to enjoy your Valentine's inspired pizza dinner! Quick and easy for Valentine's Day no matter what night of the week it falls on!

Heart Shaped Pepperoni Pizzas for Valentine's Day [www.chasinmasonblog.com]

Heart Shaped Pepperoni Pizzas for Valentine's Day [www.chasinmasonblog.com]

Don't forget to mark your calendars... our next Foodie for a Year link up is on April 5th! On April 5th, we'll be sharing our favorite brunch related recipe!

Foodie for a Year [www.chasinmasonblog.com]

And in case you forgot to mark your calendars for the rest of the link ups :

Foodie for a Year [www.chasinmasonblog.com]

Courtney, Jamie, Jamie, Sarah, Whitney, and I are excited that you wanted to share a Valentine's Day recipe with us! Don't forget to add your link below so we can check it out!




22 comments:

  1. I do best shaped pizza for Valentine's Day!! It's fun and so easy. And I know it's something the kids will eat. Ha ha!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. So cute! How fun! And yummy, too!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love this idea! I want this to be our lunch on Valentine's Day! So fun to make the pepperoni heart shaped!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Your pizza looks seriously delicious! I had no idea it was that easy to make and the heart pepperonis are adorable!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Looks delicious! And such a cute idea! I'm all for easy recipes during the week too :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. We will have to do this for our pizza night that week. :) One year I shaped the crust in the shape of a heart, haha.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh my gosh, what a cute idea!!
    Can you come make your homemade pizza for us? It always looks and sounds so good.

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is so cute! We love homemade pizza!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love, love, love your take on this!! I've also seen people make pizza crust into a heart-shape, if you wanted even more festiveness!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Such a fun easy way to incorporate Valentine's Day into dinner. And yes, this would be perfect for a weeknight celebration!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Adorable! Now I want pizza. Although I don't like pepperoni. Heart shaped cheese =)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Super cute! Will have to try this for my daughter. PS Found you through Sara! :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Awww! Well isn't this the most adorable pizza ever! I love it! Super cute idea!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love this idea! We love making pizza- never thought to turn the pepperoni into hearts!

    ReplyDelete
  15. This is darling! I could eat pizza every day! The pepperoni totally remind me of red PacMan's lol.

    ReplyDelete
  16. You lost me at not pink, sweet, or a baked good. But you picked me back up again at PIZZA!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oh what a cute idea!! Everyone LOVES pizza!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Any-shaped pizza, always a winner in my book!! ;) Pretty sure this will happen for V-day at our house.

    ReplyDelete
  19. What a cute idea! I'll be sharing this on Pinterest and Facebook this coming week. I just love it! Thanks for sharing this recipe with us for Tuesday Talk! -Jessica, Sweet Little Ones

    ReplyDelete

I love your comments and I love connecting with my readers! I respond back via email so please make sure that your email is connected to your profile. Thanks for stopping by :)

Blog Design by Nudge Media Design | Powered by Blogger