Blogging during this quarantine has been….interesting, to say the least. I have not stepped foot inside a grocery store for weeks and have been cooking off what we have in our freezer and pantry.
This meal was inspired by my pantry staples. We wanted something that felt indulgent-like we were sitting at our favorite restaurant. I searched through my freezer and pantry and made this-Meatball Pizza! I did not have pizza sauce so I made my own using a jar of spaghetti sauce we had left in the refrigerator (recipe for that is included).
I really hope everyone is making the best of this time apart. Honestly, my personal Facebook feed has never showed more home cooked meals than it has this quarantine! Everybody is cooking, and that makes my heart so happy!
Substitute whatever you have in your pantry–all of ours look different right now.
1 frozen Cauli-Power pizza crust (or any crust of your liking)
1 cup pizza sauce- Below I have how I whipped one up out of my pantry staples
1/4 cup sliced peppers
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Drizzle of avocado oil
4 frozen meatballs cooked to packet directions, sliced
Parsley, oregano, and Parmesan to garnish
Preheat oven according to your pizza crust directions.
To make the pizza sauce: In a small pot, combine 1 cup pasta sauce, 1 tbs tomato paste, 2 tbs milk of choice, 1 tbs dried Italian seasoning, 1/2 tsp salt, pinch of red pepper flakes and 1 tsp of honey. Stir to combine over medium heat as you prep the pizza ingredients.
Spoon the pizza sauce over the frozen pizza crust, leaving room at the edges.
Next, sprinkle on half of the cheese. Place the onion, peppers, and meatballs on the pizza in an even layer. Sprinkle the pizza with salt and Italian seasoning. Then drizzle the avocado oil over the top and sprinkle on the remaining cheese.
Cook according to pizza crust directions. Once the pizza is done, set your oven to broil. Broil the pizza for a few minutes. Make sure you keep your eye on it! It can go from delicious ooey-gooeyness to burnt in 5 seconds flat!
Remove from oven once the cheese starts to bubble.
Garnish with parsley, oregano, and Parmesan cheese.