Meatball Pizza

Meatball Pizza is a kid friendly pizza with all the flavors of meatball subs and made with fresh basil, cherry tomatoes, and meatballs.

I was talking with my husband about dinners and what we wanted on the meal plan for that particular week. He chimes in about wanting pizza and I mentioned that we had just had it a week or so before and he countered back with a “yeah, so?”

I reminded him of how he had told me he got tired of having the same thing too frequently and then he told me that it doesn’t apply to pizza. What?! Now you tell me! We’ve only been married for almost 9 years!

After that conversation all of the pizza ideas I have had floating around needed to be made. So we’re going to end up having pizza almost every week this month. And I am so excited!

A section of pizza topped with meatballs, tomato halves, and chopped basil

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 prepared pizza crust
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese 
  • 5-6 Italian meatballs, halved
  • 5-6 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped 

How to make meatball pizza: 

  • Spread sauce over pizza crust and evenly top with mozzarella cheese.
  • Cut meatballs in half and place on top of cheese.
  • Cut cherry tomatoes in half, or quarters if very large, and place face up on top of pizza.
  • Sprinkle a small palmful of chopped basil over top of pizza.
  • Bake at 425 degrees F for 10-15 minutes depending on crust thickness, until edges are golden brown and cheese is melted.
  • Top with more basil once out of oven. Slice and enjoy!

What meatballs is best for meatball pizza:

Italian style meatballs give the best flavor for meatball pizza but you can also use plain beef or turkey meatballs. I found with normal sized meatballs it’s best to cut them in half so they are easier for little ones to eat.

I wanted to try to do something new with my favorite meatball other than the Healthy Meatball Sandwiches we often do or spaghetti and meatballs. So we thought it would be perfect on a pizza.

My kids were a bit wary of trying a pizza other than cheese or pepperoni but I was really hopeful they might like the meatball one. It was a hit with both, thank goodness!

You’ll only need 5 or 6 meatballs per pizza so save the rest for those meatball sandwiches! They freeze wonderfully!

What other toppings would work?

The best part about pizza is how easy it is to change up the toppings to suit you or your family. Here are some of our other favorite toppings to use for this pizza:

  • olives
  • bell peppers
  • red onion
  • mushrooms
  • roasted red peppers
  • Parmesan cheese

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Meatball Pizza

A section of pizza topped with meatballs, tomato halves, and chopped basil.

Meatball Pizza

Meatball Pizza is a kid friendly pizza with all the flavors of meatball subs and made with fresh basil, cherry tomatoes, and meatballs.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 209kcal
Author: Jade Jones

Ingredients

  • 1 prepared pizza crust
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 5-6 meatballs halved
  • 5-6 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil chopped

Instructions

  • Spread sauce over pizza crust and evenly top with mozzarella cheese.
  • Cut meatballs in half and place on top of cheese.
  • Cut cherry tomatoes in half, or quarters if very large, and place face up on top of pizza.
  • Sprinkle a small palmful of chopped basil over top of pizza.
  • Bake at 425 degrees F for 10-15 minutes depending on crust thickness, until edges are golden brown and cheese is melted.
  • Top with more basil once out of oven. Slice and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 516mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 1.9mg
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6 Comments

  1. My kids would agree with your hubby! I wonder what it is about pizza that people never get tired of eating it! This looks great. Thanks!!

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