Monday, January 16, 2012

Leftover Meatballs, make delicious pizza!

Part 2 of our first supper was this amazing Meatball Pizza.

About a week before our move I made these delicious Meatball Subs.  Well I made my own version of them, with my go to meatball recipe.  Regardless of that I had a bunch of meatballs and sauce leftover.  We did spaghetti and meatballs one night, and then they sat in the fridge until the move, just getting more and more delicious with each passing day.  

When we set about doing pizza the other night I knew I had to make a pizza version of this sub, first because it sounds delicious and second because I had the ingredients, obviously. 

From the leftover sauce that isn't a pizza sauce, but a proper tomato sauce made with good tomatoes to the homemade meatballs and the sweetness of the onions, it's worth just making all of the ingredients for this pizza.  I think I will be doing that sometime soon!

Let's just say I got huge brownie points with the Boy for this one.  

print recipe

Meatball Pizza
  • 1/2 lb ball pizza dough
  • 1/2 - 1 cup leftover tomato sauce
  • 1- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 3-4, depending on size, mine were just larger than golf balls leftover meatballs, depending on size, mine were just lar
  • 1/4 cup caramelized onions, you can make enough from 1 small onion
  • 1 Tbsp basil oil
  • seal salt & fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/2-3/4 cup leftover tomato sauce
1. Preheat oven to 450F. On a lightly floured surface, roll out your ball of dough until it is very thin and fits onto a lightly oiled cookie sheet or pizza pan. If the dough keeps springing back, let it rest for a couple minutes before you go at it again. Place the dough on the pan.2. Spread the sauce in an even layer all over the dough. Top with mozzarella. Slice the meatballs into discs and layer onto the cheese. Scatter the caramelized onions around the meatball pieces. 3. Drizzle with basil oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place into the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is golden and bubbly and the bottom of the crust is nicely browned.4. Remove the pizza from the oven and transfer to a cutting board to cool for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 pizza

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