Monday, January 11, 2016

Pizza Part Quince: Spaghetti & Meatballs Pizza

So, who’s up for pizza? I always am! One night I was thinking of how some places have macaroni and cheese pizza, and while I love mac & cheese, I didn’t want something that seemed kind of bland. And quick as a wink, Spaghetti and Meatballs Pizza popped into my mind. So I made it. ;-)

Now adding another carb to a pizza crust, well that’s not setting well with me lately, so what I did was make a small amount of spaghetti for it, and it seemed just right. The meatballs I used were from a batch Megan and I made and froze in meal size portions. All I had to do was defrost them and Megan cut them in half. If you need a meatball recipe, here’s mine, though I don’t always put spinach in them:

So, let’s get cooking!

Chop the onion and pepper, and mince the garlic. In a medium saucepan, mix together the crushed tomatoes, onion, pepper, garlic, and spices. Bring to a boil and then turn down to simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Meanwhile, break the spaghetti into thirds. I took a handful of the dry spaghetti and broke it, filling a half cup measure. Just “guestimate” the amount. Cook until just tender. Mix a small amount of the spaghetti sauce into it.

Spread the dough in the greased pizza pan. Spoon on the sauce and spread. Sprinkle on the mozzarella cheese.

Take the spaghetti and sort of drop it on top of the pizza evenly. I used my hands; it was just easier that way. Then add the meatballs, sprinkle Parmesan cheese over all, and it’s ready to cook!

Bake at 425° for 18 minutes exactly. Enjoy! ~TMMF

My lovely assistant Megan,
cutting meatballs for the pizza. 

Spaghetti & Meatballs Pizza

1 pizza dough
Small meatballs, about 15-18
1 15 oz can crushed tomatoes
¼ green bell pepper
¼ onion
1 clove garlic
½ tsp oregano
¼ tsp basil
¼ tsp thyme
About 1 oz dry spaghetti
2 c mozzarella cheese
Parmesan cheese

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