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Meatball Pizza

Cast iron skillet pizza topped with homemade marinara, loads of mozzarella cheese, sliced onions and succulent meatballs.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings


Pizza Ingredients:

  • 3/4 pound mild Italian sausage
  • 1 medium yellow onion 1/2 sliced and 1/2 minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup plain dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • store bought pizza dough
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella

Marinara Ingredients:

  • 1 28 ounce can whole tomatoes, drained and crushed with hands
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 430 degrees.
  • Make the meatballs by combining sausage, minced onion, minced garlic, egg and bread crumbs in a bowl. Mix well and roll into about 15 meatballs.
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook meatballs until browned on all sides and cooked through, turning often, 10 - 15 minutes.
  • While meatballs are cooking, combine all ingredients for the marinara together in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer.
  • Remove meatballs from the skillet. Set aside.
  • Press the pizza dough into the bottom of a 12-inch cast iron skillet. Place skillet on a burner over medium heat. Spoon sauce over the top. Top with cheese, meatballs and remaining sliced onion. Allow to cook on the stove for 5 minutes. Transfer pizza to preheated oven and cook for 12 - 15 more minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly and crust has browned.


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Keywords: italian, man food, meatballs, pizza