Monday, March 28, 2011

Meatball Pesto Pizza

Jim and I were so excited to have a day warm enough to eat out on 
the patio on Friday evening.  I have to say that I seriously miss 
summertime.........sigh..........  I can't wait for swimming in the pool, 
picnics, the sound of lawnmowers and a garden full of basil to make 
my summer pesto.  When I start making my own again I definitely plan 
on having this pizza.  The whole time we were eating it we were both 
mumbling wow.......omg........this is so good......

I decided to make up a batch of meatballs and cut them in half to put 
on pizza for something a little different.    I used a mamma marys pizza 
crust and whole store bought container of pesto.  I just split it between 
both crusts because I wanted to keep it simple.  I have a tendency to 
be heavy handed on my pizza.....go figure.......  Anyway besides the 
mozzarella and some parmesan, I just added some mushrooms.  I 
adore mushrooms and normally use fresh and then saute them in 
garlic butter but on this night we were getting ready for overnight 
company and I didn't have time to run to the store.  No worries though
.........can mushrooms or not it was delish!

To download a copy of my meatball recipe click here.

Please try and use homemade meatballs in this.  Frozen would just 
not bring the amazing flavor that freshly made ones do, and they are 
so easy to make using a cookie scoop!

 After I get all the ingredients on my pizza sometimes I brush a little 
olive oil on the crusts and sprinkle a little granulated garlic along with 
some basil and oregano on the pizza.  It adds a extra pop of flavor.

As it turned out, Friday was the best day of the weekend.  The next 
two days were cold and drizzly.  I'm so glad we got a taste of what's 
coming though.......

What are you looking forward to this summer?


  1. Hi! I'm a new follower from the all week hop! I am so glad that I found you - I never know what to make for supper, maybe you can inspire me! :o) If you get a chance, stop by and visit!

    Lacie @

  2. Hi Mika, Thanks for the follow. I am now following you too. Those meatballs look yummy!

  3. YUM! OK, honest to am I supposed to diet when you keep posting recipes that are this tempting to make! :) Thanks for sharing! On my to-do list....SOON! :) Have a great week! Jo @ ....and Bob's Your Uncle (

  4. this looks incredibly delicious!! My mouth is watering!!

    Summer? Here in Michigan we are STILL waiting for "spring-like" temps! lol. I hear we will FINALLY hit the 50s this weekend....let me finally enjoy/experience Spring, then I will start thinking about summer :)

  5. New follower from Follow Me, Chickadee Tuesdays! Hope you can stop by and return the follow :)


  6. Visiting from Good Friends Just Click. Thank you for joining and I hope to see you back at Mom to Bed by 8 soon!

  7. Aw, I am such an idiot. I love making meatbals and roll them by hand! Duh I have one of those, melon balelrs, or whatever you call them! Don't know why I never thought of using it!

    Have a great day

  8. I have always wanted to try making my own meatballs! All of these food photos are making me hungry, your family is lucky to have you cooking these delicious meals for them.

    Thank you for stopping by Mom Always Finds Out on the hop. I'm here to follow you too. Have a great day!

  9. This looks GOOD!!!

    Thanks for checking my blog out at! I am returning the follow :)

  10. Summer...what am I looking forward to? The stickiness, the sleepless nights? I'll let you look forward to it and live vicariously! The pizza looks great!

  11. Hi, I'm dropping in from Little House on the Corner and am your newest follower. Those meatballs looks scrumptous! *drools*

    I'm at:

  12. Hi
    I am a new follower from the blog hop
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  13. I will definitely be trying this! Totally mouth-watering!

    With temps still so cold here, it feels like Winter hasn't left. First warm Sunday morning, I'll be making my "Moonstruck" Breakfast out on the grille; that's what I'm looking forward to!

  14. This pizza looks amazing! I too am ready for the garden full of fresh basil and tomato. I am not looking forward to the streak off 100+ degree days, but I am putting that out ofmy mind for now.

    I found you blog on the Tuesday Train bloghop and am new follower and fellow food blogger. I can't wait to see more of your posts.

    Elizabeth @

  15. I'm ready for summer too. That pizza sounds great!

  16. This looks ridiculously delicious! I can't wait to try this out!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  17. trying this! TY! I'm here from Thirsty Thursday Blog. Great recipes. Fan!!


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