Meatball Pizza Recipe
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Meatball Pizza Recipe

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I always keep meatballs and pizza crusts in the freezer to make this specialty at the spur of the moment. Add a tossed salad, and you have a delicious dinner. —Mary Humeniuk-Smith, Perry Hall, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 prebaked 12-inch pizza crust
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 small onion, halved and sliced
  • 12 frozen fully cooked Italian meatballs (1/2 ounce each), thawed and halved
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 321 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 755mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place crust on an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan or baking sheet.
  2. Spread sauce over crust; sprinkle with garlic powder, Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese. Top with onion and meatballs; sprinkle with remaining cheeses. Bake 12-17 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 8 slices.
Originally published as Meatball Pizza in Quick Cooking January/February 2005, p24

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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angela32 User ID: 3084463 260039
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2017

"VERY good. I did make my own pizza crust but that's a personal preference. Delicious!"

Grammy Debbie User ID: 30612 247634
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2016

"My husband and I enjoyed this recipe for a quick dinner. I'm mad at myself because I forgot I had green peppers in the fridge that I think would have been a wonderful addition to the pizza. I picked up a package of two pizza crusts that came with two sauce packets at Aldi's and used a 16 ounce bag of frozen meatballs to make both pizzas. We loved them!"

danielleylee User ID: 4484886 246796
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2016

"I made this for dinner tonight with homemade dough and canned sauce from our garden last summer. My husband really liked it. We only used 9 meatballs, but still that was plenty. The only thing we could change is next time we would either cook the onions first or just forget them all together or even possibly used dried."

Beema User ID: 446601 246095
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2016

"This was reprinted in the April May 2016 issue of Simple & Delicious, and I immediately liked the idea and thought it could be easily cut down for a smaller pizza. I used a jarred sauce, rather than one from a can, and only four meatballs, which I cut into thirds. I added sliced black olives and tiny diced green pepper, and before topping with the cheese, I upped the heat with a few dashes of hot sauce. I reduced the b baking time to 10 minutes. yummy."

rena 55 User ID: 1935799 246015
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2016

"We have a grandson that LOVES meatballs and meatball pizza. Now I can make him one anytime. easy and tasty!"

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 245679
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2016

"Th family loved this pizza. I used homemade meatballs I had in the freezer and cut them up into quarters or smaller since they are larger then typical store bought."

lmmanda User ID: 1101093 143068
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2014

"easy to make and great flavor. It was a big hot with the kids!"

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 63128
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2013

"I thought this was okay but not great. This was the first time I tried meatballs on pizza and I think the flavor/texture combination just isn't my favorite."

Debbie D2 User ID: 5732807 143060
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2012

"Great recipe. I added pepperoni, onions and peppers and used tortillas for the pizza base. They made great personal pizzas and everyone could personalize their topping."

beccaboo435 User ID: 3272809 124971
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2012

"Very very good!!"

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