If you feel like you can never have too much pizza in your life (because who can?) — you’re going to love this recipe for pizza meatballs. They’ll give you yet another way to enjoy the flavor of pizza without the delivery fee, and are sure to become a favorite in your household.
Whether you’re fixing these meatballs as a party appetizer, as an easy-to-prep lunch that will last you all week or for a new take on a classic spaghetti and meatball dinner, there’s no going wrong.
The recipe comes from Healthy Little Peach and is Whole30, Keto and Paleo diet-approved. So no matter your diet — get ready to dig in!
You’ll need ground beef, chopped onions, egg, garlic powder and other seasonings to make these meatballs. You can also chop up Whole30-compliant pepperonis and add those right into the meat mixture to make this recipe even more like your go-to pizza order.
Be sure to pair these with a Whole30-approved tomato dipping sauce or follow along with the Healthy Little Peach recipe to make your own from scratch. If you do make the sauce from scratch, you’ll use tomato sauce, tomato paste, dried basil and other seasonings to give it just the right flavor.
In the end, you’ll have everything you love about pizza (minus the crust!) rolled into a perfect little ball:
If you prefer even more toppings on your pizza, you can also try this version of supreme pizza meatballs from Eat The Gains. These meatballs are packed with red onion, green peppers, mushrooms, olives and more of your favorite toppings.
Serve them over a bed of zucchini noodles, eat them all on their own or serve them alongside plenty of tomato sauce:
Thinking these meatballs could make the perfect party snack? You may want to try a slow-cooker version of this appetizer if you’re preparing for a crowd. This recipe from 3 Little Greenwoods shows how you can combine pre-packaged meatballs, pepperoni, pasta sauce and plenty of cheese to create an ooey-gooey pizza-inspired bake that’s the perfect pizza pie and meatball mash-up.
All you have to do is combine frozen meatballs, pasta sauce, pepperoni and cheese. Then, let the slow cooker work its magic to yield meatballs that are accompanied by plenty of pizza flavor, and that are perfect for serving many people:
Who’s ready to make pizza meatball night a permanent thing?