Family Pizza Night Goes Valentine’s…

It’s always fun with kids to celebrate the holidays and Valentine’s can be host to all kinds of food fun.  I know many families, including ours, that LOVE pizza night.  It’s funny how simple traditions/routines can deliver excitement and something we all look forward to sharing.  Are we ordering this week?  What type are we going to make this week?  Can we have….

This year pizza night is moving to Valentine’s Day, because typically it’s a Friday Night Fun treat over here, and I’m sharing up a little extra love right on top with veggies that are going Valentine’s style.   Yes, we’re not only eating red, we’re shaping it up to fit in with our seasonal celebration.

Valentine’s Lover Pizza by Jodie Fitz

1 Price Chopper pizza dough, preferably whole wheat

4 oz. Price Chopper part-skim mozzarella, shredded

1/8 cup + 2 tablespoons light olive oil

½ clove garlic

2 red bell peppers

Place the 1/8 cup olive oil into a glass dish.  Add in the garlic by crushing it.  I personally use a garlic press.  Stir the olive oil and garlic together and let it set to fuse the flavors.

Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.

Rinse, remove the seeds and dice the peppers.  Sauté the peppers in the 2 tablespoons of olive oil over low heat until the peppers are lightly softened, but still slightly crisp.

Roll out the pizza dough on a slightly oiled and floured pizza stone.  Baste the dough with the olive oil mixture.  Top with the 4 oz. of shredded mozzarella cheese.  Add in the peppers in the shape of a heart to the center of the pizza.

Bake for approximately 20 – 25 minutes or until the crust is golden brown on the bottom and the cheese has fully melted on top.

Tomatoes:  You can use 2 large tomatoes or several smaller tomatoes to get the heart shaped affect.  However, you won’t have to sauté the tomatoes.  Instead, stir the diced tomatoes, basil & 2 tablespoons of olive oil together.  Add them to the top of the pizza and continue to follow the directions as above.

  This one of my Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club Recipes – don’t forget to visit at www2.pricechopper.com/kids

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65 Comments on “Family Pizza Night Goes Valentine’s…”

    1. Thank you! Simple + fun is always part of a good equation 🙂 …

      Have a great weekend! ~ Jodie

    1. They can totally get involved in the process – they’ll love putting together the heart!
      Have a GREAT weekend…
      ~ Jodie

    1. THANK YOU!!! I appreciate the shares…
      Have a FANTASTIC weekend & thanks for stopping by 🙂
      ~ Jodie

    1. I will most certainly pop over & visit. Thanks for stopping by ….
      Look forward to seeing what your up to in Portugal 🙂
      ~ Jodie

  1. I love making fun food for the holidays! My kids would be thrilled if I made this! Thanks for sharing at One Creative Weekend!

  2. This pizza looks like so much fun and sure to bring a smile – perfect for Valentines. I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

    1. THANK you! It was a fun serve….
      I love to play with food :)! Have a great weekend….

      ~ Jodie

    1. THANKS for the invite – so sweet & appreciated! Look forward to visiting…
      THanks for stopping by! Have a great evening…
      ~ Jodie

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  5. Since one of my kids is allergic to gluten, we can’t just run into a pizza place and get a Valentine pizza. Thanks for showing me how to decorate one at home! I featured your idea today on One Creative Weekend! The new party is open. I’d love it if you stopped by, grabbed a featured button, and linked up anything new you’d like to share at OneCreativeMommy.com.

    1. You are so welcome! Do you have a good gluten free pizza crust? I’ll pop over & check out the feature – THANK YOU! Have a wonderful weekend….
      ~ Jodie

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  7. This is so cute!! I love that you are taking your normal tradition and switching it up just a little for valentine’s day!! Thanks for linking up to Saturday Dishes! Hope to see you this weekend for chicken recipes!

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