Take another little PIZZA my heart now baby! This Pizza Crescent Heart is a quick and easy Valentine’s Day dinner idea that your kids will love!
I’ve seen recipes all over Pinterest for Pizza Crescent Rings, and originally was going to share a basic heart shaped pizza recipe, but when I went to make my pizza, and transfer it from the baking sheet to the pizza pan, it fell over and the cheese went everywhere and it was a complete disaster. I hadn’t had the chance to remake the pizza, so tonight, as I was preparing the fried ravioli for mu Super Bowl post, I saw the crescent rolls on my fridge door, and making a heart shaped crescent ring came to mind. And I am so happy I did because it was super easy to make and it’s so damn cute!
To make the heart shape, I used my biggest heart cookie cutter, and I shaped the crescents around it. If you don’t have heart cookie cutters, and you’re liking all of these Valentine’s Ideas that I have shared, and I will be sharing over the next week, go to Walmart and get some. I got 10 of them for $0.97 and they are in all different sizes. They were in the Valentine’s section with the rest of the baking stuff.
Making the Pizza Crescent Heart was easy, making it a great recipe for the kids to make. Ours only has pepperoni, but you can add your favorite pizza toppings to the filling. Be sure not to add too much filling, or it will fall apart.
I served our Pizza Crescent Heart with leftover Spaghetti Sauce, but to make a pizza sauce, follow the recipe below:
Easy Pizza Sauce Recipe
1 15oz can tomato sauce
1 tbsp basil paste or 1 tbsp fresh chopped basil
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tbsp chopped garlic
Mix all ingredients together in a small pot and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.
Pizza Crescent Heart
1, 8 oz can crescent rolls
12 slices pepperoni, from deli, cut in half.
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
1 recipe Easy Pizza Sauce, warmed
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place a heart shaped cookie cutter in the middle of baking sheet.
Unroll dough and separate into 8 triangles.
Arrange triangles around cookie cutter to form heart. Dough will overlap.
Lay pepperoni across bottom half of crescent rolls near cookie cutter. Top pepperoni with shredded cheese.
Bring each triangle up around filling, tucking the tip under.
Remove cookie cutter, and move crescent dough to finish forming heart.
Bake for 11 minutes.
Transfer to plate with warmed sauce in bowl in center of heart.