This ricotta meatball pizza is an amazing comfort dish! These meatballs are super tasty and juicy! You won’t believe how easily this crowd pleaser comes together! Every one will want seconds. This pizza comes with a side of tomato cucumber salad with balsamic dressing.
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Cook the meatballs: Preheat the oven to 400° F for the meatballs.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a non stick liner. Place the meatballs on the baking sheet and bake 20 minutes or until fully cooked. Increase the temperaure to 450° F for the pizza.
Note: ensure the meatballs are cooked to a minimal internal temperature of 160F.
Roll out the pizza dough: Lightly flour the counter. Place the dough on the floured surface and dust with flour. Roll out the dough to about 1/2 cm thick.
Gluten-Friendly: Skip this step as the pizza dough is already rolled out.
Garnish and Cook the pizza: Place the dough on a lined baking sheet. Use your hands to pull the dough and shape it as desired. Evenly spread the pizza sauce on the pizza. Evenly sprinkle the mozzarella on the pizza. Cut the meatballs in pieces and spread evenly on the pizza. Add spoonfuls of ricotta on the pizza. Bake in a 450F oven for about 15 minutes or until the crust is golden under the pizza and the mozzarella is bubbly.
Gluten-Friendly: Use Gluten Free Pizza dough* instead of the pizza dough. Bake about 10 minutes.
*Gluten Friendly 2 portion plan note: the Gluten Free Pizza dough is inside your delivery bag as it is too large to fit inside the meal box. Keep the Gluten Free Pizza dough in the fridge or freezer.
Prepare the vegetables: Dice the tomatoes in 2 cm dices. Slice the cucumber in 1/2 cm thick slices.
Assemble & garnish: In a large bowl, add the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and balsamic dressing. Combine. Slice the pizza and serve.
Recommended Wine Pairing
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Dr. Craig Herrington Naturopath
Tomatoes are the greatest source of lycopene, a potent antioxidant that is important for mens prostate health and for heart health.
Cooking with Kids
Beyond Baby Nutrition
Lacey Engel, Registered Diatitian
Get those kids in the kitchen! Little ones as young as two years old can help with meal prep. When kids help prepare food, they may be more likely to try the same food at the table.
MAKING THIS RECIPE WITH KIDS ?
Children are significantly more likely to try new foods when they helped prepare it. Let the child help complete these steps:
- Prepare the salad
Note: We cannot guarantee any dish is allergen free.