Created by: Nicole Leggio, Cooking for Keeps
These mini pizzas pack in a double whammy – not only are they miniature, but they are heart-shaped, which means they’re infinitely more adorable than your average pie. I also love that these are a perfect way to include the kiddos in your Valentine’s Day festivities.
While you caramelize the onions and grate the cheese, the kids can use heart-shaped cookie cutters to make the individual pies. Put everything together and you’re ready for Valentine’s Day snacking!
- 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 2½ tsp. sugar, divided
- ½ tsp. salt, divided
- 1 sheet puff pastry
- 4 oz. tomato paste
- 1 cup water
- ½ tsp. oregano
- 1½ cups shredded fontina cheese
- ½ cup roasted red peppers, chopped
- Parmesan cheese for garnish
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add butter to a medium non-stick skillet. Turn the heat to medium and add onions, ½ teaspoon sugar and salt. Toss onions to coat in butter, sugar and salt and let caramelize, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt.
- While the onions cook, use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out pizzas from the puff pastry sheet. Use the excess dough to make more pizzas by forming it back into a ball and rolling it out with a rolling pin (you may need to use a little bit of flour to keep the dough from sticking). You should end up with 8 pizzas.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining sugar, salt, tomato paste, water and oregano. If you like your sauce on the thinner side, add more water. Season to taste with salt.
- Use a spoon to spread pizza sauce on the pizzas. Evenly divide cheese between them and sprinkle with onions and roasted red peppers.
- Bake until pastry is puffed and cheese is golden brown, about 20 minutes.
- Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve. Refrigerate any leftovers.