Spaghetti & Meatball Pizza

Spaghetti & Meatball Pizza

Spaghetti & Meatball Pizza @createdbydiane



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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 stores 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.

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!


cornmeal for pizza By 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 pizza Assemble the pizza and make sure sauce is covering the meatballs so they don’t dry out. spaghetti and meatball pizza 1 It’s almost done, but the crust needs to be a bit crispier. pizza This 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 oven See it’s a bit messy, but worth it.

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4.12 from 25 votes

Spaghetti & Meatball Pizza


  • 1 18 oz. pizza dough
  • 2 cups cooked spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce + 2 T sauce
  • 1 cup grated Mozzarella Cheese

meatball recipe ( enough meatballs for 2 pizzas)

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 tablespoon grated Romano Cheese
  • 1 slice bread


  • In medium bowl, place ground beef, egg, oregano, garlic, milk and cheese.
  • Wet the slice of bread with a little water and squeeze excess water out.
  • Place wet bread in bowl along with other ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • 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.
  • Roll 2 tablespoon size meatballs and cook them in a skillet on medium until cooked through.
  • Spread out pizza dough onto pizza pan with corn meal sprinkled on it, so the dough doesn't stick.
  • Place 1/4 cup tomato sauce on top and spread evenly.
  • Spread Mozzarella cheese on top of sauce.
  • Mix the spaghetti with 1/4 cup sauce and add that to the top of the pizza. I use a fork to divide the spaghetti evenly around the pizza.
  • Cut 6 meatballs in half and place them onto pizza.
  • Brush tops of meatballs with the remaining tomato sauce.
  • Bake pizza in 450 degree oven for 10 minutes.
  • Slide pizza off pizza pan and bake directly on oven rack for 2-3 more minutes for bottom of pizza to crisp.


UPDATE: I have found that pizza screens are really great for baking pizza with no cornmeal and you get a crisp bottom of the pizza.

I’ve been using pizza screens the last year or so and love the results.


Other posts to check out:

PASTA: I have lots of pasta recipes I think you should try. Click here to see them.

COOKIES: If you are looking for something sweet, take a look here for some cookie recipes.

Chocolate Spaghetti Recipe from @createdbydiane

And if you like dessert… this chocolate spaghetti is just PERFECT!

spaghetti and meatball pizza @createdbydiane

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  1. 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. 4 stars
    cherry pie . for some reason it always boils over…yummy though. That’s a yummy pizza I bet the kid will love it.

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

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

  10. 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. 5 stars
    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. 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.

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  14. 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.

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

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

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

  19. 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. 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. 5 stars
    Everything looks great but I’d skip the cornmeal. Once it touches the dough, it ruins it if you are trying to get more of a NY style pie.

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