Grilled BBQ Meatball Pizzas Recipe
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Grilled BBQ Meatball Pizzas Recipe

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Be the hit of the party with these tasty treats featuring the ever-popular frozen meatball. You won't believe how much great grill flavor comes through. Willie DeWaard - Coralville, IA
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Grill: 5 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Grill: 5 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) quick-rise yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup warm water (120° to 130°)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 20 frozen fully cooked Italian meatballs (1/2 ounce each)
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 738 calories, 39g fat (21g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 1456mg sodium, 67g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 4g fiber), 29g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Add water and oil; mix until a soft dough forms. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook meatballs according to package directions. Cut each meatball in half. In a large bowl, combine barbecue sauce and preserves. Add meatball halves; stir to coat.
  3. Divide dough into fourths. Roll each portion into a 6-in. circle. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill dough, covered, over medium heat for 1-2 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned. Remove from grill.
  4. Layer the grilled side of each pizza with meatball mixture, cheese and onions. Return pizzas to grill. Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes or until crust is lightly browned and cheese is melted. Yield: 4 pizzas.
Originally published as Grilled BBQ Meatball Pizzas in Simple & Delicious May/June 2009 , p45

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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jadegreen_eyz User ID: 3672961 122866
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2010

"secondson, you can reduce the saltiness of those meatballs by simmering them in a pot of water for about 1/2 an hour or so. It will not diminish the flavor of the meat. I did this with frozen meatballs after I had used 1/2 the bag in another dish and noticed how salty they were."

secondson User ID: 1874090 122863
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2010

"I want to make this recipe if I can figure out how to cut down on the sodium."

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