1/2 lb. ground meat, I used turkey
1 tablespoon italian seasoning
1.5 tablespoons bread crumbs
1.5 tablespoons grated cheese (parmesan, pecorino, romano, etc.)
1.5 tablespoons ketchup
1.5 tablespoons grated onion
3 garlic cloves, grated
4 basil leaves, chopped
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350°
Generously grease a baking sheet with olive oil or olive oil spray. Mix all ingredients together and form into mini-meatballs. You should have roughly 15 meatballs. Bake for 20-25 minutes, I pulled mine at the 22/23 minute mark. If working with poultry, you want to make sure they’re cooked through.
1/2 a sweet onion, sliced
1/2 a yellow bell pepper, sliced (any bell pepper would work well)
1-2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
1-2 tablespoons basil, chopped
your favorite jarred or homemade marinara sauce
1 pizza dough, homemade or pre-made.. I used a whole wheat dough from Trader Joe’s
While the meatballs are cooking, heat some olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add the sliced onion and cook for 8-10 minutes.
While the onions are cooking, sprinkle some cornmeal on a pizza stone and rub a rolling pin with some olive oil. Roll the pizza dough into a circle.. a “rustic” circle like mine will do just fine!
Once the onions have cooked for 8-10 minutes, add the bell pepper and cook for 3-5 more minutes. Remove from heat.
Grate your cheese, chop your herbs, etc. until the meatballs are finished.
To assemble: Ladle and spread marinara sauce on the pizza dough, add the meatballs and brush each one with a bit of sauce. Fill in the rest of the dough with the onions and peppers and top it all with the mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle half of the parsley and basil over the dough and bake at 375° for 12-18 minutes. Top finished pizza with the remaining chopped parsley and basil.