Meatball Pizza


For the dough

  • 1 cup warm water (make sure it is not hot.)
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil plus additional for coating the bowl
  • 3 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon teaspoon salt

For the Pizza

  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup pizza sauce (homemade or your favorite store bought brand)
  • 4 cups freshly shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 pound store bought frozen beef or turkey meatballs thawed or homemade, sliced in half
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped basil (optional)


Preparing the dough

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine warm water, yeast and sugar. Let sit for about 5-10 minutes until yeast proofs (it will be nice and bubbly).
  2. Add oil, flour,and salt. Using a dough hook attachment, mix ingredients on medium speed for about 5 or 6 minutes until dough comes together and forms a ball.
  3. Lightly oil a large bowl. Add the dough and coat with olive oil. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let dough rise (double in size) for an hour.
  4. After dough has doubled in size either freeze ball or if ready to use, punch dough down and roll out.

Making the pizza

  1. Preheat oven at 400 degrees.
  2. Roll dough out on a clean surface using a rolling pin until dough is even. Spray 16-inch pizza pan with cooking spray. Place on pan.
  3. In a small bowl mix cream cheese, mayonnaise and Italian seasoning. Spread on top of crust. Top with pizza sauce, cheese and meatballs.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 18 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.
  5. Sprinkle with basil and let sit for 4 minutes and serve.


If you don’t have an electric mixer with a dough hook, you can still make this dough. Instead of mixing it in a mixer, stir ingredients until mixture is stiff, then use hands to mix until dough is formed. Dust a large clean surface with flour, and knead dough for about 4 minutes. Use more flour if necessary. Once dough is formed, continue to follow directions above.