The meatball pizza is so satisfying and delicious you may never have meatballs (or pizza) any other way! This recipe is made in a skillet for an easy and different way to eat pizza!
What Is A Meatball Pizza?
A meatball pizza is like spaghetti and meatballs and pepperoni pizza coming together in one meal (minus the spaghetti of course), This pizza is filling and oh so satisfying, everyone is going to love this skillet pizza and you are going to love how simple it is to make! A few pre-made ingredients will make short work of this pizza!
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How To Prepare Meatball Pizza
This recipe starts with a cast iron skillet and a store-bought pizza dough. Do you have to use a cast iron skillet? No, but I do like the ease and I do like how the pizza bottom is perfectly browned. Feel free to use a pizza pan or a pizza stone in place of the cast iron skillet!
About the dough; my favorite pizza dough comes in a small bag in the freezer section of my local Kroger store. It is as close to homemade as I can find. It is easy to handle and tastes really good. Use your favorite or use a tube pizza dough and press the dough into your cast iron skillet.
I like to prebake the dough for about 7 minutes. This ensures that it can handle the toppings without getting soggy. The dough will be nice and crisp with a little with a little head start!
Let’s talk about those toppings; I used my favorite pizza sauce and my favorite frozen precooked meatballs. These can be beef, chicken, turkey or Italian sausage meatballs…pizza makers choice! Toss the meatballs over the crust, add pepperoni and cheese and bake the pizza for an additional 35 minutes or so!
What To Serve With Meatball Pizza
Want other ways to use store-bought meatballs? Try this Easy Vegetable Soup with Meatballs, Meatball Kabobs, Rigatoni and Meatballs in Vodka Cream Sauce, Gnocchi and Meatball Bake, Curried Tortellini Meatball Soup and these Easy Meatball Sub Bites!
- 1 frozen pizza dough, thawed
- ¼ cup pizza sauce (or more to taste)
- 8 oz thawed precooked meatballs
- 3 oz sliced pepperoni
- 2 cups Italian blend cheese
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Press the pizza dough into the skillet and pre bake the dough for about 7 minutes.
- Remove the pizza from the oven and top with meatballs, pepperoni, and both cheeses.
- Bake the pizza for 30-35 minutes or until crust is golden and toppings are bubbly.
Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 475 Total Fat 33g Saturated Fat 14g Trans Fat 1g Unsaturated Fat 15g Cholesterol 66mg Sodium 877mg Carbohydrates 27g Fiber 2g Sugar 2g Protein 18g