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Meatball Pizza


  • 1 prebaked 12-inch pizza crust
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 small onion, halved and sliced
  • 12 frozen fully cooked Italian meatballs (1/2 ounce each), thawed and halved
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place crust on an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan or baking sheet.

2. Spread sauce over crust; sprinkle with garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and Parmesan cheese. Top with onion and meatballs; sprinkle with remaining cheeses. Bake 12-17 minutes or until cheese is melted.

SOURCE: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/meatball-pizza/

Mini Meatball Sliders


  • 2 pounds ground beef (preferably chuck)
  • 1/2 cup panko or other breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 24-ounce jar marinara sauce
  • 24 dinner rolls
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese


1. Combine the beef, breadcrumbs, milk, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste in a large bowl and knead the mixture together with your hands. Roll into heaping-tablespoon-size balls.

2. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until slightly softened, about 2 minutes; remove to a plate. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in the skillet over medium heat. Add the meatballs and cook, turning, until browned all over, about 1 minute. (You might have to do this in 2 batches.)

3. Pour in the marinara sauce and return the onion to the skillet; gently stir. Cover and simmer 20 minutes.

4. When ready to serve, split the dinner rolls and sprinkle some mozzarella on the bottom rolls. Top each with a meatball, some sauce and more mozzarella and sandwich with the top rolls.

SOURCE: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/mini-meatball-sliders-3362636

Baked Ziti with Thick Rich Meat Sauce


5 -6 cups pasta sauce with meat (Rich Thick Meat Sauce for a Crowd!)
1 lb ziti pasta or 1 lb penne pasta, undercooked


  • 3 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1⁄4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg, slightly mix
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper


  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1⁄4 cup grated parmesan chees


1. Prepare sauce and keep under a low flame.
2. Preheat oven to 350.
3. Mix the cheese mixture together.
4. Mix pasta with 1/3 – 1/2 of the cheese mixture till creamy and gooey.
5. Place 1 1/2 cups sauce in bottom of a 10×13 casserole dish.
6. Top with 1/2 of the pasta.
7. Spread the remaining cheese on the pasta.
8. Top with 2-3 cups of the meat sauce.
9. Top with remaining pasta; 1 cup sauce; 1 cup mozzarella; then top with grated cheese.
10. Bake for 30 minutes. Placing foil on the rack below to catch any spillage that may occur for this is packed with goodness.
11. Meanwhile, let the sauce keep simmering to use if desired on top of the baked ziti.

SOURCE: http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/baked-ziti-with-thick-rich-meat-sauce-256691

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