Cheesy Baked Meatball Pizzas

Cheesy Baked Meatball Pizzas

Enjoy these cheese-filled meatballs, made with ground turkey and mozzarella cheese sticks, on a personal-serving-size pizza that’s flavorful, nutritious, and delicious!

Perfect weeknight meal, especially if you prep the meatballs ahead and time and store in the refrigerator.  You can pull the meatballs out of the fridge and heat them with the pizza in the oven. 

Take advantage of sales on cheese, pasta sauce, English muffins and ground beef at Safeway to make these cheesy meatball pizzas for dinner this week.  Serve with a side salad for a delicious meal that comes together in under 40 minutes. 

 

Ingredients in Cheesy Baked Meatball Pizzas

This recipe calls for ground turkey – but you can easily sub lean ground beef if you prefer.   The meatballs are made with spinach, garlic and cheese. 

  • 1 pound Open Nature® ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup tomato basil pasta sauce
  • 1/2 cup quick oats or Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup finely chopped baby spinach
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 clove garlic, grated (can substitute with 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 3 mozzarella cheese sticks, cut into 36 little chunks (12 chunks per stick)

Mini Pizzas

  • 6 whole-wheat English muffins
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato basil pasta sauce
  • 1 package shredded mozzarella cheese

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How to Make Cheesy Baked Meatballs

Preheat the oven to 400º.

In a medium bowl, add egg, pasta sauce, quick oats or panko, spinach, salt, and garlic. Whisk together with a fork then add ground turkey and fold together until everything is evenly incorporated.

Scoop out the ground turkey mixture by the tablespoon-full and shape this around one mozzarella chunk to create a mini-meatball. Repeat this step until you have 36 mini-meatballs and have used all of the ground turkey mixture.

Place all of the cheese-filled meatballs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 15 – 17 minutes, until cooked through.

To make the pizzas, place each English muffin half (cut side up) on a baking sheet (for a total of 12 mini-pizzas). Spray lightly with nonstick olive oil cooking spray, or drizzle with olive oil. Place in the oven under low broil until lightly toasted, about 5 minutes.

Remove English muffins from the oven and top each mini pizza with 2 tablespoons pasta sauce, 3 meatballs, and 2 tablespoons shredded cheese. Return to the oven until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 3 minutes.

Serve immediately, or save for later by refrigerating or freezing. Enjoy!

You can make these pizzas on pita bread, naan flatbread, or any easy bread of choice!

 

Sprinkle garlic powder over the English muffins before toasting in the oven for added flavor.

 
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Cheesy Meatball Pizza

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
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Author: Safeway

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Open Nature® ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup tomato basil pasta sauce
  • 1/2 cup quick oats or Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup finely chopped baby spinach
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 clove garlic grated (can substitute with 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 3 mozzarella cheese sticks cut into 36 little chunks (12 chunks per stick)
  • Mini Pizzas
  • 6 whole-wheat English muffins
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato basil pasta sauce
  • 1 package shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400º.
  • In a medium bowl, add egg, pasta sauce, quick oats or panko, spinach, salt, and garlic. Whisk together with a fork then add ground turkey and fold together until everything is evenly incorporated.
  • Scoop out the ground turkey mixture by the tablespoon-full and shape this around one mozzarella chunk to create a mini-meatball. Repeat this step until you have 36 mini-meatballs and have used all of the ground turkey mixture.
  • Place all of the cheese-filled meatballs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 15 - 17 minutes, until cooked through.
  • To make the pizzas, place each English muffin half (cut side up) on a baking sheet (for a total of 12 mini-pizzas). Spray lightly with nonstick olive oil cooking spray, or drizzle with olive oil. Place in the oven under low broil until lightly toasted, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove pizzas from the oven and top each mini pizza with 2 tablespoons pasta sauce, 3 meatballs, and 2 tablespoons shredded cheese. Return to the oven until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 3 minutes.
  • Serve immediately, or save for later by refrigerating or freezing. Enjoy!

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