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Heart-Shaped Pizza

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  • Author: Kiley Rath


PrepTime: 75 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Servings: 8



For the dough:

  • 6 cups AP flour or one-to-one gluten-free flour
  • 3 cups warm water (105-110° F)
  • 2 tbsp sugar (or sub 1 tbsp of your favorite local honey!)
  • 3 heaping Tbsp yeast
  • 6 Tbsp olive oil (Olivelle Caramelized Garlic infused oil adds a flavorful twist!)
  • 1 Tbsp salt

For the pizza:

  • Shredded whole-fat mozzarella cheese
  • Pepperoni (and/or other preferred toppings)
  • Marinara or store-bought pizza sauce


Prepare the dough:

  1. In a bowl combine the water at about 110°F, sugar (or honey) and yeast. Stir gently and then let sit for 10 minutes until yeast blooms.

  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, mix the olive oil, salt, flour and yeast mixture slowly until just combined. If dough feels too sticky add more flour*, and if the dough feels too dry add more oil. *Remember that you will be adding more flour when rolling the dough out, so don’t add too much at this stage.

  3. Cover and let rise for 30 to 60- minutes*. We recommend using a reusable dough riser to cover the bowl (found at TCS!), but plastic wrap also works well. *If you plan to let this sit overnight, after 60 minutes, shape the dough into a ball, recover, and place in the fridge. The dough will last 2 days in the fridge.

Prepare the Pizza:

  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.

  2. Divide the dough into 4 sections and sprinkle down a little flour and roll into a circle.

  3. Shape the dough into a heart (we used a knife to cut the shape), then place on a baking sheet or pizza stone.

  4. Brush with a little olive oil and poke some holes into the dough with a fork.

  5. Add pizza sauce, cheese, and your preferred toppings.

  6. Bake at 500 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Check it periodically to ensure the cheese doesn’t burn. (Note – if using a stone, cut cooking time to 8 minutes)

  7. Cool and enjoy your festive Valentine’s Day Pizza!


Recipe courtesy of