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Your Valentine's Day Dinner for Two

Can't cook? Enlist the help of your date and tackle this tasty prosciutto and artichoke flatbread.

"I'd love to cook my date dinner on Valentine's Day, but I'm no ace in the kitchen. What should I make?" —Steve B., Hudson, NY

It’s not a question of what you should make, but what the two of you can make together. Spending time in the kitchen is a surefire way to get close to her, show off your sense of humor, and bond over your mission—to put a delicious meal on the table. Plus, if you totally screw up, it’s not all on you. Try this delicious, hands-on date-night dinner for two. Enjoy!

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  • 1 garlic bulb
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 15-oz cans artichoke hearts
  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • All-purpose flour for rolling
  • 1 lb store-bought pizza dough, thawed
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 4–5 slices prosciutto, torn
  • 3 tbsp parmesan cheese, shaved 
  • 6 fresh basil leaves


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Cut garlic bulb in half horizontally, drizzle with 1 tsp olive oil, and tent with aluminum foil. Roast for 40 minutes.
  2. Strain artichoke hearts and pat dry.
  3. On a medium baking tray, combine artichokes, zucchini, and oregano and toss with 1 tbsp olive oil. Place in oven and roast for 20 minutes. (Can be done simultaneously with the roasted garlic.)
  4. Flour a clean work surface and roll out pizza dough about ¾-inch thick. Place on a lightly oiled sheet tray and brush with 1 tbsp olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt and top with roasted garlic, artichokes, and zucchini. Add prosciutto, parmesan, and basil.
  5. Bake at 350° for approximately 20 minutes.

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