Vegetarian Recipe of the Month: GRILLED INDIVIDUAL HEART-SHAPED PIZZAS
A perfect choice for Valentine’s Day, especially individual-sized pizzas so that everyone can top theirs with exactly what they want, no matter their dietary preference.
1 batch homemade pizza dough (feel free to use store-bought crust, but you may want to brush your grill or grill pan with your favorite cooking oil to help ensure no sticking)
Shredded mozzarella cheese
Toppings of choice (pepperoni, olives, sausage, onions, tomatoes, basil ... the options are endless)
Cut the pizza dough into 8 pieces, each about the size of a tennis ball.Stretch each piece into a circle, then shape into hearts by pushing in the top and pinching then pulling down on the bottom.Let dough sit for about 10 minutes to rest and rise.With the grill on medium-high (about 350-400 degrees), transfer crusts to the grill and cook until the crust puffs on top and gets grill marks on the bottom, about 3 minutes. If the dough sprouts any big bubbles, go ahead and pop them if you can.Transfer the crust to a cookie sheet or large platter, grilled side up.Spread the sauce on the pizza, add toppings, cover with cheese, and transfer back to the grill. Cook until pizza crust is cooked through, the toppings are hot, and the cheese is bubbly, about 3 – 4 minutes. If you have a barbecue with a lid, cooking them covered at this stage helps heat the toppings.Remove from the grill to a pizza peel or large baking sheet. Serve.