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Meatball Pizza

I always keep meatballs and pizza crusts in the freezer to make this specialty on 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


  • 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 shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Place crust on an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan or baking sheet.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 321 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 755mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein.
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  • ahrensj8822
    Feb 14, 2021

    This was very good and easy to make, I did add green pepper and black olives as a reviewer suggested. Another time, I would quarter the meatballs instead of cutting them in half—easier to eat. I made no other changes.

  • laura70
    Aug 22, 2020

    The secret is in adding the garlic powder to the pizza sauce. The addition of cheddar and parmesan cheeses is a nice touch. Great for a quick meal. You can pretty much go anywhere with this in regards to toppings.

  • Christine
    Feb 11, 2020

    When time is short, like on evenings I have to attend class, it’s recipes like this one that make it possible to have dinner with my family before I have to leave. It’s simple and very kid pleasing. For the pre-made crust, I like to grab Boboli brand. I preheated my oven with the pizza stone inside to get it nice and hot before adding my pizza to the stone, then baking it. This makes the crust deliciously crispy, just the way we love it! I think it would be good with added toppings as well like bell peppers and mushrooms.

  • K.
    Nov 11, 2018

    So good. Only change, I added a few fresh mushrooms. Delicious pizza!

  • angela32
    Jan 21, 2017

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

  • Grammy Debbie
    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
    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
    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
    Mar 25, 2016

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

  • justmbeth
    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.