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Meatball Mozzarella Mini Pizzas

December 19, 2014
Refrigerated rolls make the perfect crust for these miniature pizzas! Marinara sauce, chopped meatballs, lots of mozzarella, and topped with fresh spinach and a garlic butter drizzle!





We are pretty much pizza addicts in this house. We have some sort of pizza, or variation of a pizza, at least once a week in this house. Crunchy crust, tangy tomato sauce, and lots and lots of cheese. Everyone gets fed. Everyone is filled. And most importantly, everyone is happy. 

I have to say though, just the plain sauce cheese and crust can get a little boring after a while. Don't get me wrong - I LOVE a good, classic cheese pizza. Really, who doesn't?

When we're eating out, I'm often inspired by the new creative pizzas I've been seeing at our favorite restaurants. Paul and I usually go for something a little different, unusual, or even a bit gourmet - while the boys opt for maybe one extra topping on their favorite classic pizza. 





When we're home, it's easy to switch up a regular pizza. I try to look for things hanging out in the fridge that need to get used up: taco meat, grilled chicken, different cheeses, and chopped veggies usually top the list for me. Anything to make dinner that night just a bit different. 

One of my favorite things to keep in the fridge for a quick pizza night are canned refrigerated jumbo biscuits. Separate them, flatten them out, and you have the perfect pizza crust. If you're feeling extra adventurous, you can spread out different sauces, toppings, and cheeses and have everyone customize their own! At 3 and 5, I think you know how my boys would deal with that much freedom... haha. 



Meatball Mozzarella Mini Pizzas

Recipe by Kelly Miller
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 13 minutes
Total time: 28 minutes

Ingredients
  • 16 oz can refrigerated jumbo rolls (8 rolls)
  • 2 cups marinara pizza sauce
  • 12 frozen meatballs
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach, sliced in strips
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
Cooking Directions
  1. Separate rolls and press each roll out into a 5 inch circle. Place each flattened roll on greased and lined cookie sheets. Spread marinara evenly on each pizza.
  2. Cook meatballs as directed on package and slice each into quarters. Divide chopped meatballs evenly among pizzas. Top with mozzarella.
  3. Bake at 350 for 13 minutes, or until crust is lightly browned.
  4. In a small bowl, combine melted butter, garlic powder, and oregano. Top each pizza with some spinach strips and a drizzle of garlic butter. Serve immediately.



Oh MAN these pizzas were SO incredible! The drizzle at the end gives it just an extra punch of flavor. There's nothing like an easy dinner that the whole family raves about to make you feel like a supermom! :)


Here are some more of my favorite easy dinners:


Homemade Taco Helper




Biscuit Topped Italian Casserole








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4 comments on "Meatball Mozzarella Mini Pizzas"
  1. Michelle De La Cerda-NashDecember 20, 2014 at 3:16 AM

    Anything meatball and anything pizza is a win-win in my book!

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  2. Kelly @ Mostly Homemade MomDecember 20, 2014 at 8:02 AM

    Haha, I like your thinking Michelle!!

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  3. Blair @ The Seasoned MomDecember 21, 2014 at 5:50 AM

    We are pizza addicts in our house, too, Kelly! My boys would LOVE these! Plus, they're so versatile -- great for appetizers, lunch, or even a fun dinner. Pinned!

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  4. Wow, I did not know that you can make pizza using rolls for the mini pizza crust. How cute! Also I bet you could use the same ingrediants listed: marinara sauce, chopped meatballs, mozzarella, fresh spinach to make tons of other fun meals, like stuffed bell peppers. I am always trying to find quick and easy ways to cook food with out having it super processed, thanks for the idea. pizza calgary

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