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meatball pizza on parchment paper cut in 8 slices

Meatball Pizza

Flavor-packed meatballs with marinara sauce, fresh mozzarella, peppers and onion makes this pizza a family favorite that everyone enjoys.
Course Pizza
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 278kcal
Author Ryan Beck


Pizza Dough

  • 250 grams (all-purpose flour)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon dry active yeast
  • ¾ cup warm water


  • ¼ cup marinara sauce
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella, diced into 1 inch cubes
  • 6 meatballs, cut in half
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4-6 basil leaves


Pizza Dough

  • In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, salt and yeast. Add the water and mix with a wooden spoon or your hands. It should be sticky, but not lumpy.
  • Cover with saran wrap and a towel in a warm place, allowing it to rise for 24 hours. Transfer to a floured surface and shape into ball. Use when ready.


  • Place pizza stone in oven 8" from the broiler element and preheat to 500°F. You want stone to be in oven for at least 30 minutes at 500°F.
  • Sprinkle pizza peel with cornmeal or flour. Use your hands to gently tug, pull and push the dough to the shape you want and place on pizza peel.
  • Evenly spread the marinara sauce over the pizza dough. Spread the cheese throughout. Top with meatballs, diced peppers and onion. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Once stone is preheated, turn broiler to high. Transfer pizza to pizza stone and bake for 4-5 minutes or until top is bubbly and bottom is golden brown. Remove from oven and top with fresh basil.


  • Take the time to make your own dough. My go-to is this no-knead pizza dough.
  • If short on time, just use store-bought sauce and meatballs.
  • Don't go overboard on the sauce. You want to just spread it lightly.
  • Use a pizza stone so you can broil the pizza and get a nice crust, but bubbly top.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 541mg | Potassium: 192mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g