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The Best Meatball Pizza Recipe

Instead of ordering pizza tonight, try this perfectly pleasing meatball pizza recipe! Great for light dinner or go-with -- so simple! So delish!
Course Appetizer, Comfort Food, Main Course
Cuisine American, Pakistani
Keyword 30 minutes meals, Baking, cheese, chicken mince, Dinner, meatball, Pizza, Quick and Easy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Bushra Waheed

Ingredients

For The Meatballs:

  • 500 gm chicken mince
  • 1 bread slice crust removed
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1 large egg white lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 small garlic clove minced
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 1 tsp red pepper crushed
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • salt to taste
  • oil for frying

For the Meatball Pizza:

  • 1 pound homemade pizza dough for recipe click here
  • 12 meatballs halved and thawed
  • 1/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 small green pepper chopped
  • 1 small red pepper chopped
  • few fresh basil optional
  • a pinch of crushed red pepper to add a extra kick
  • and/or other toppings of your choice

Instructions

To Make The Meatballs:

  • In a bowl, combine the bread and water. Let stand, turning the bread occasionally to thoroughly moisten it, for 10 minutes.
  • Squeeze the bread gently to remove most of the water.
  • Discard the water. Tear the bread into 1-inch chunks and toss them into a large bowl.
  • Add the chicken mince, ginger, garlic, onion powder, parsley, basil, egg white, red pepper, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and black pepper to taste.
  • Mix thoroughly with moistened hands.
  • Shape the meat mixture into 12 mini balls.
  • Place the meatballs on the lined sheet, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
  • Now heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat and cook meatballs for 6-8 minutes or until golden, flip and cover the pan fry additional 5 minutes to cook from inside(make sure not to over cooked).
  • Remove meatballs from the oil and drain on kitchen paper.
  • Let the meatballs cool slightly and then cut each one in half.
  • Set aside.

To Prepare the Sauce:

  • In a small bowl, mix together the pizza sauce, mayonnaise, basil and a pinch of crushed red pepper. Set aside.

To Assemble The Meatball Pizza:

  • Preheat the oven at 180 degre C or 425 F.
  • Drizzle a round pizza pan or a rectangular baking sheet with olive oil or non-stick spray.
  • On lightly floured surface, roll out pizza dough into a 12-inch circle, with a rolling pin.
  • Spread bases evenly with prepared pizza sauce. Scatter evenly with cheddar cheese.
  • Top with meatballs halves and pressing lightly into base. Scatter evenly with Mozzarella cheese.
  • Top with chopped green and red bell pepper.
  • Bake 25 minutes or until the crust is crisp and golden and the cheese is hot and bubbly.
  • Let pizza sit for a few minutes then cut into 4 slices.
  • Delicious Meatball Pizza is ready to serve.
  • ENJOY :)

Notes

Serve with salad mix.