What to bring to the Super Bowl party? What to bring to the next neighbor get-together? What to make for the group of teenage boys invading your house this weekend? This is the delicious, simple answer.

My Meatball Pizza is hearty and will satisfy a hungry crowd. My boys who {only!} like cheese pizza were absolutely crazy over this. They were {so!} scared to try it and were {pleasantly!} surprised to discover it was a new favorite of theirs.

 

If you make your own pizza dough, go ahead and use it for this recipe. Otherwise, use your favorite store bought crust. I got mine from a great pizzeria downtown.

I use leftover meatballs from earlier in the week when we had Spaghetti & Meatballs or Meatball Sandwiches. Sometimes, I will freeze leftover meatballs to have for recipes like this. It is key to have them cold; they will slice better for you then if they are warmed.

In the small chance that there will be leftovers, this would be great to put in the kids lunch boxes throughout the week. Cold pizza is always a nice change up for lunch.

Now, head to your Super Bowl party – and like me, watch mostly for the wonderful and wonderfully stupid commercials. Oh! And don’t forget about the half-time show!

 

MEATBALL PIZZA

 

1 uncooked pizza crust

1-2 cups pizza sauce

10 cold cooked meatballs, each sliced in 3

2-3 cups shredded mozzarella

1 cup grated Parmesan

 

Preheat oven to 425˚.

 

On a greased large cookie sheet, use your fingers to press out the pizza crust to fit the sheet. (It may not reach all the way to the edges, but it should be close) Cook crust for 6-8 minutes. Remove from oven.

 

Slather the pizza sauce over the par-cooked crust; to your liking. Place sliced meatballs over sauce. Sprinkle mozzarella evenly over pizza and top with Parmesan.

 

Bake on the middle rack for 10 minutes; move to bottom rack and bake for additional 5-8 minutes or until cheese is cooked to desired brown.

 

Let it set for 5 minutes; serve immediately.