Spaghetti & Meatball Pizza

Spaghetti & Meatball Pizza @createdbydiane I’m sure it’s you have visited my blog before it’s no shock to you that I love pizza.

If this is your first time here… Welcome you should know that I love pizza and I’m not afraid to top it off with some unusual items.

Really spaghetti and meatballs is not unusual, but you may not see it on top of pizza every day.

I just love it and its fun if you happen to have leftover spaghetti and meatballs you can easily turn it into a new fun meal with just a little effort.

I love that there are many store local to me that sell fresh pizza dough. You can certainly make your own if that is more convenient.

With the pizza dough handled, now onto the spaghetti and meatballs. This is where I think it’s ok to save time on some things and not on others. Tomato sauce, well I like making my own, but have found recently that the canned tomatoes aren’t as always to my liking. The brand of tomatoes I used for years isn’t available where I am now, so I use a jar sauce, Barilla to be specific. Use the sauce of your choice. But trust me on this meatball; there is no substitute in my opinion on meatballs.  They are worth the time making. I use an easy recipe and it doesn’t take very long. Actually start to finish on this pizza was about 45 minutes. I boiled the spaghetti, made the meatballs and cooked them, assembled the pizza and baked it. If you have leftover spaghetti and meatballs then really it’ll be about 15 minutes. I just love that!

So as I said I’m not afraid of pizza that is…

but I do get a little concerned about the pizza baking part. I tend to make a real mess!

No lie, it all has to do with the fact that I like the bottom of my pizza crust crisp.

So I slide the pizza off the pan I’m baking it on and inevitably the corn meal gets ALL OVER my oven. Really you’d think it snowed cornmeal in there. I have tried and tried, but yep, I’m a mess with corn meal. I sometimes vacuum it out of the oven when it’s cool, or I try to wipe it off but usually hope and pray the oven fairy will come and help me clean it up.

I just heard that LG has an EasyClean™ Double Oven Range, well that sure sounds like an oven I’d love. And for all you lucky people who have a double oven, I’m jealous. I would just LOVE that. Just think of all the cooking and baking I could accomplish with TWO ovens!

So EasyClean: A Clean Oven in Minutes, Not Hours, I’d LOVE that. The less time I’m cleaning the more time I get to spend with my family and coming up with more fun recipes that would be a win-win for me.

cornmeal for pizzaBy placing a thin layer of cornmeal on the pizza baking pan, the pizza slides off easily when the pizza is almost finished cooking to crisp up the bottom. spaghetti and meatball pizzaAssemble the pizza and make sure sauce is covering the meatballs so they don’t dry out. spaghetti and meatball pizza 1It’s almost done, but the crust needs to be a bit crispier. pizzaThis is where I slide it off and well, make a mess. I often clean it up by vacuuming up the corn meal. Really I vacuum my oven. cornmeal in ovenSee it’s a bit messy, but worth it.


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Spaghetti & Meatball Pizza
 
Ingredients
  • 1 18oz. pizza dough
  • 2 cups cooked spaghetti
  • ½ cup tomato sauce + 2 T sauce
  • 1 cup grated Mozzarella Cheese
meatball recipe ( enough meatballs for 2 pizzas)
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 tablespoon grated Romano Cheese
  • 1 slice bread
Instructions
  1. In medium bowl, place ground beef, egg, oregano, garlic, milk and cheese.
  2. Wet the slice of bread with a little water and squeeze excess water out.
  3. Place wet bread in bowl along with other ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Putting on food service gloves to do the mixing helps, especially when the phone rings and well, that seems to happen as soon and I get my hands on the food.
  5. Roll 2 tablespoon size meatballs and cook them in a skillet on medium until cooked through.
  6. Spread out pizza dough onto pizza pan with corn meal sprinkled on it, so the dough doesn't stick.
  7. Place ¼ cup tomato sauce on top and spread evenly.
  8. Spread Mozzarella cheese on top of sauce.
  9. Mix the spaghetti with ¼ cup sauce and add that to the top of the pizza. I use a fork to divide the spaghetti evenly around the pizza.
  10. Cut 6 meatballs in half and place them onto pizza.
  11. Brush tops of meatballs with the remaining tomato sauce.
  12. Bake pizza in 450 degree oven for 10 minutes.
  13. Slide pizza off pizza pan and bake directly on oven rack for 2-3 more minutes for bottom of pizza to crisp.

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Comments

  1. 2

    Maggie Wallace says

    Looks so good! Must try it! Hmmm a dish that leaves my oven messy I think would have to be when lasagna spills over or bbq chicken leaks through the bottom pan!

  2. 3

    Deanna Peoples says

    cherry pie . for some reason it always boils over…yummy though. That’s a yummy pizza I bet the kid will love it.

  3. 4

    Michelle says

    Butterscotch pecan ring-I make them with my mom every Christmas, and 2 out of 3 times the caramel topping spills over on me,

  4. 10

    Lisa Brown says

    It never fails that my berry or peach cobblers always overflow and drip down the sides of the baking dish, making
    the worst sticky messes in my oven.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  5. 14

    jane says

    anytime i make a baked pasta, it always seems to bubble over! i forget to clean it until i’m reheating the oven the next day and the smell is AWFUL!

  6. 22

    Diane says

    I think pizza or lasagna or baking bacon… my oven is always a mess! Love this idea for pizza topping!

  7. 25

    Martha Ann says

    I tend to overfill my cake pans so I can level them to get a perfect two inch layer, but sometimes they run over into the oven.

  8. 26

    Tamar says

    When I make my pumpkin bread, even if I skimp on the ingredients, it always explodes or overflows in the oven! Stinky, stinky oven.

  9. 31

    Stephanie V. says

    oooh – so many but my grandmother’s capirotada and enchiladas! yummy!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  10. 35

    Anastasia says

    The recipe that leaves my oven messy is my enchiladas! I stuff the baking dishes full and use lots of cheese and sauce which, even if I cover them, tends to bubble and slosh over the edge when I pull them out :)

  11. 42

    Margot C says

    That pizza looks like a kid’s dream come true! Same here at our house. It’s the bubbling tomato sauce and (oh yeah) the ‘Italian Teflon’ better known as corn meal – ever hear that? That makes a pizza coking a big mess.

  12. 44

    Stephanie Larison says

    Cheese enchiladas, my family loves them but the cheese and sauce splatters all over the oven making a big mess for me to clean up.

  13. 53

    Diane says

    You may have 2 total entries for this giveaway. The company did not offer to receive an entry for a tweet a day.

  14. 60

    says

    My strawberry crumble is always leaving the oven a mess…but so delicious. This pasta pizza looks super delicious too. I definitely need this LG oven for some easy cleaning help.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  15. 67

    Rebecca NorthernPayne says

    My husband and I cook and bake so much that I can’t see in the window anymore. For him, it’s bacon that leaves a mess, and for me, it’s when I do apple pie.

    Diane – How about you add another rack right below the one you put the pizza on, and right before you put the pizza on it’s rack above, put parchment paper on the lower one so that it covers the rack and trails out on your oven door. It can catch the cornmeal, and you just pull it out before you close the door. Dump it off and roll it back up to use the next time. It’s an extra step for you, but I’d rather do it than do the clean up.

  16. 71

    Sonya Morris says

    Oh my gosh! Two of my favorite foods combined together…GENIUS!

    My recipe that never fails to leave a mess is lasagna.

  17. 73

    Natalie S says

    Pretty neat recipe! Our fave recipe that always bubbles over in the oven is chicken pot pie! Thanks for the chance at this amazing giveaway!

  18. 77

    tina reynolds says

    my husbands homemade loaded pasta dish always leaves the stove an unreal mess. Thanks for the chance to win.

  19. 79

    Pauline M says

    Since I’m realtively new to the baking scene, I haven’t had much in the way of mishaps, but I can tell you that making ice cream cupcakes can get really messy when they tip over!

  20. 83

    Rachel E says

    One of my favorites that leaves my oven messy is broiled hamburgers. Most people probably think i’m nuts but I think they are pretty tasty. Your spaghetti meatball pizza looks ahh-maz-ing! I have never thought to put spaghetti on pizza! Great idea!

  21. 93

    Kathlyne says

    Cherry pie always seems to bubble over and make a mess, but I’m going to make it this week anyway.

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