This meatball pizza with Caesar is a fun pizza topping combo that combines best of both worlds: meatballs and tangy Caesar dressing.
Caesar dressing is really having a moment in my house. I used it and mixed it with lime juice for the best chicken taco caesar salad and now here instead of pizza sauce. It’s so fun to get creative with pizza toppings and we did just that with this pizza recipe.
What ingredients do you need for this pizza?
- Pizza crust
- Caesar dressing
- Ricotta cheese
- Shredded mozzarella
- Garlic powder
- Fresh basil
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What meatballs should I use on meatball pizza?
- You can, of course, use any meatballs you would like, but I use Costco meatballs. They are perfect for this pizza because they have a little kick.
- If you make your own meatballs or use a different brand, just add a pinch of red pepper flakes so you have that little kick which really helps the pizza come together.
We love making pizza together as a family and this one is no different. If you have kids in your house, this is a great way to get them involved with cooking dinner. My kids love to place the meatballs, scatter the cheese and help set the basil.
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Meatball Pizza with ricotta and Caesar
This meatball pizza with Caesar is a fun pizza topping combo that combines best of both worlds: meatballs and tangy Caesar dressing.Print Rate
Servings: 8 slices
- pizza crust
- 1/3 cup Caesar dressing
- 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella
- 11 meatballs cooked and cut in half. *See notes below.
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped
- Preheat oven to 425.
- Spread Caesar dressing over crust, dollop ricotta cheese, sprinkle shredded mozzarella, sprinkle meatballs, sprinkle garlic powder.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until mozzarella cheese has melted. Remove from oven, sprinkle with fresh basil.
*I used Costco meatballs that have a little kick or use any meatballs and add a pinch of red pepper flakes Ingredient amounts change a little based on preference and size of dough. For example, I used Costco frozen meatballs which have a little heat to them. If your meatballs are on the plainer side, I'd recommend adding a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes. The nutrition information presented on this site should be considered an estimate as the calculations will change based on the exact products you use in your own kitchen. Your comments and feedback are helpful and appreciated!! If you’ve tried this recipe or any other recipe on SweetPhi.com, please rate the recipe and leave a comment below! If you took some photos, we'd love to see them - you can share on Instagram or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll add it to our reader recreations!
Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 0.03g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 204IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Amy Cooley says
My favorite pizza toppings are mushrooms and banana peppers. My favorite pizza to order at our local restaurant is the So-Cal Pizza with basil, red/green peppers, avocado and goat cheese. It’s amazing!
OMG that so-cal pizza sounds amazing!! YUM!
Darci Jayne says
I’m sharing with my son’s family since they love experimenting with recipes and could absolutely help on this one! Our latest favorite: Pineapple and pancetta with fresh basil 😀
Ooooh I’ve never heard of pineapple and pancetta with basil, I can see that being super delicious!
I’m going to go full crazy, but I had it once and have been in love ever since. Cheeseburger pizza with a ketchup & mustard sauce, cheddar cheese, ground beef, onions and pickles.
Oh my goodness, that pizza sounds amazing!! Definitely going to be on the hunt for one when I’m at a pizza place next
It’s the first time I hear of thiw kind of pizza! Greetings from Greece! φιλάκια! best topics of all time: mozzarella tomato sauce and basil!
Greetings from America, thank you for reading!! And you can’t go wrong with the delicious classics!
Susan L Craig says
I would love to find a vegan pizza recipe that my dairy-allergic niece could eat and the rest of the family would also enjoy. Any suggestions for vegan cheese that actually melts would be welcome.
Oh that’s a tough one, I recently tried 2 vegan cheeses and they didn’t melt at all. The best I could recommend is vegan cream cheese by Kite Hill, that brand is actually good and doesn’t taste like cardboard lol. Found it at whole foods. Best of luck!!
I love a white garlic pizza sauce!
Oh yum! You know what, I totally need to post my white pizza recipe!
Sausage Mushroom and onion!!!
Kim Henrichs says
Meatball and pepperoni is my all time fave combo!
Debbie Welchert says
My favorite topping is definitely lots and lots of black olives. The more the merrier…..
Oh wow – my husband loves olives but I honestly have never heard anyone else love them on pizza!
This sounds really good! I love a white pizza. That’s my favorite, with mushrooms and spinach.
Oh yum – white pizzas are truly amazing!
Kristy B says
I’m one of the weirdos that loves pineapple on pizza. (Not even ham + pineapple…JUST pineapple.) Sweet and salty – it’s a classic combination and I won’t apologize for it 🙂 🙂 🙂
Nancy Sidhu says
My favorite pizza toppings are my take on an old hometown favorite from Happy Joe’s — taco pizza. The “sauce” is actually refried beans mixed with salsa. Then top with a combo of mozzarella and a little cheddar and a hint of Parmesan. We like crumbled sausage on it. Then, once it’s done baking we add raw onion, black olives, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, sour cream drizzle and crushed Nacho cheese Doritos (or taco flavored if you can find them) and some Ortega mild or medium taco sauce. Oh my goodness! This takes me back to childhood.
Oh yum!! I love a good taco pizza, the crushed Doritos sound like the best addition I’ve never even thought of, wow!!!
my favourite topping is mushrooms always can i enter the giveaway even though am living in Singapore
If you have starbucks or amazon in Singapore you can totally enter, those are the prizes 🙂
yup starbucks in Singapore and amazon sg too
Perfect, you can enter then 🙂 We use a random number generator to pick the winners.