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Keep scrolling for our Valentine’s Day Hearts Pasta recipe!
Today I’m bringing a simple and sweet Valentine’s Day Hearts Pasta recipe to the table. This recipe is perfect for a date night at home, or to prepare for Valentine’s Day! It’s perfect when you need something in a flash, and the baked-in-the-oven finishing touch really helps to create a deliciously cheesy dish.
For the pasta of this dish, I’m using Barilla® Collezione Orecchiette from Kroger. It cooks up nicely and gives your dinner the artisanal taste you crave. Barilla is the #1 choice of Italy, and it’s definitely a brand we trust to use in our recipes. And bonus, you can grab the pasta and everything else needed right at Kroger!
Now let’s get to the deliciously easy recipe! Print out the recipe card below, and keep scrolling to see step-by-step photos!
Valentine’s Day Hearts Pasta
- Barilla® Collezione Orecchiette, 12 oz
- 16oz Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
- Barilla® Sauce, 16 oz
- Pepperoni, halved
- Cook pasta according to package directions - subtract 2 minutes from cooking time
- When done, strain pasta and add to large mixing bowl
- Add pasta sauce and 2/3 of cheese
- Mix well, pour into oven safe bake dish
- Top with remaining cheese and create pepperoni shaped hearts on top
- Bake at 350 for 20 minutes
Now it’s ready to be popped into the oven! Just 30 minutes at 350 and this baby will be cheesy, and ready to enjoy on Valentine’s Day!
So festive and cheesy right? Perfect to whip up in a flash for a romantic stay-at-home Valentine’s Day dinner or simply for your family meal! Kids will love and appreciate the pepperoni hearts, too!
What will YOU make for Valentine’s Dinner?
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