Shaping pizza dough into a heart makes a healthy vegetable pizza whimsical and fun. Slices of red pepper form decorative hearts on the pizza too. For the best heart shape, use a pepper that has a deep curve at the stem.

Source:, February 2019


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Instructions Checklist
  • Position rack in lowest spot in oven and place a pizza stone on the rack. Preheat to 450°F.

  • Cut pepper in half vertically. Remove stem and seeds. Cut vertical slices so each resembles a half-heart shape.

  • Roll dough into a 12-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Transfer to a pizza peel sprinkled with cornmeal. Cut a wide V shape at the top of the circle. (Reserve the cut-out piece for another use.) Round out the tops on either side of the V and pull and pinch the bottom of the circle to a point, so the dough resembles a heart.

  • Spread sauce evenly over the dough. Top with cheese. Arrange pairs of the pepper slices to make heart shapes on top of the cheese. Transfer to the heated pizza stone. Bake until the crust is crispy and golden and the cheese is melted, 13 to 14 minutes.


Equipment: Pizza stone & peel

Nutrition Facts

1 slice
347 calories; protein 15.3g; carbohydrates 49.3g; dietary fiber 3g; sugars 3.5g; fat 12.3g; saturated fat 3.3g; cholesterol 18.1mg; vitamin a iu 1071.5IU; vitamin c 31.9mg; folate 18.2mcg; calcium 205.4mg; iron 0.4mg; magnesium 15.7mg; potassium 193.8mg; sodium 616.2mg; added sugar 2g.

3 starch, 1 medium-fat protein, 1 vegetable