When Flamin鈥 Hot Cheetos Pizza took over the internet last year, we felt some mild hesitation. But then again, who are we kidding 鈥 Flamin鈥 Hot Cheetos are definitely a go-to snack for the creative team at Brit HQ, and we LOVE pizza (let鈥檚 be real; who doesn鈥檛). So we decided that there was no better time than Valentine鈥檚 Day to try it out for ourselves. It鈥檚 pretty much the perfect way to tell someone you have the flamin鈥 hots for them.

Alas, with no Ameci Pizza Kitchen (the genius minds behind the dish) within delivery range, we crafted a recipe of our own, in true B+C fashion. Read on; check it out and let us know if you鈥檒l be sharing this pizza pie with someone you love.

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Flamin鈥 Hot Cheetos Pizza Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 8 陆 ounce bag Flamin鈥 Hot Cheetos Crunchy
  • sliced mozzarella cheese
  • tomato sauce
  • pizza dough
Valentine's Day Flamin' Hot Cheetos Pizza Recipe Ingredients

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 490 degrees Fahrenheit. Roll out your pizza dough and shape it into a heart on a flat cookie tray or pizza stone. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes to par-bake the crust.
  2. Make Flamin鈥 Hot Cheetos Pizza dust by putting 1 陆 cups into a food processor. Pulse until it鈥檚 finely chopped.
  3. Remove the crust from the oven and top with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and the Hot Cheetos dust.
  4. Bake for 12-18 minutes, or until the crust is a golden brown and the cheese is bubbling.
  5. Remove the pizza from the oven and top with whole Cheetos. Let cool and serve.
step1

Preheat your oven to 490 degrees Fahrenheit. Next up, make a 鈥減izza your heart鈥 by rolling out the dough into a heart shape. Sometimes it鈥檚 helpful to make the final adjustments once the dough is on your pan.

step2

Make a fine Hot Cheetos dust by chopping one and a half cups in a food processor. This is also a perfect time to start snacking on the Cheetos. After all, you have to test them to see if the bag is still fresh.

Valentine's Day Flamin' Hot Cheetos Pizza Recipe

Remove the crust and assemble your pizza: sauce, cheese, Cheeto dust. Toss that bad boy in the oven. Suggested time is 12-18 minutes, but I rarely set a timer. It鈥檚 best to keep an eye on your pizza and take it out when the crust is golden brown and the cheese is perfectly bubbly. We went with sliced mozzarella, in true Ameci form. After all, it does deliver quite a cheeeeeesy finish.

Valentine's Day Flamin' Hot Cheetos Pizza Recipe

Lastly, top your pizza off with fresh Cheetos and get ready to serve it up to someone you love.

Valentine's Day Flamin' Hot Cheetos Pizza Recipe

Throw it into a custom pizza box and deliver it to your Valentine.

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Be mine!

Valentine's Day Flamin' Hot Cheetos Pizza Recipe

Why cut slices when you can eat your heart out together?

How will you be sending love this Valentine鈥檚 Day? Tag @BritandCo on Instagram and don鈥檛 forget to use #iamcreative.

DIY Production + Styling: Lindsay Saito

Photography: Chris Andre

Modeling: Cassidy Miller + John Yum