Recipe #687  

1-Dish Italian Meatball & Cheese Pizza Bake

1-Dish Italian Meatball & Cheese Pizza Bake Recipe | 1 Dish |

Makes: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 30 minutes

** Batter **
Mazola® Pure® Cooking Spray
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 envelopes Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup very warm water (120° to 130°F)
2 tablespoons olive oil 
** Topping **
8 to 10 ounces (about 18 to 20) small meatballs, frozen, thawed
3/4 cup pizza sauce
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella & provolone cheese blend
1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Italian Herb Seasoning

MIX batter ingredients in a pre-sprayed 9-1/2-inch deep dish pie plate.
TOP dough with meatballs. Firmly push meatballs into batter. Pour pizza sauce over meatballs and sprinkle with garlic, cheese and Italian herb seasoning.
BAKE by placing in a COLD oven; set temperature to 350°F. Bake for 30 minutes or until done.

Recipe Note:  If desired, batter may be mixed in a separate bowl.  Proceed as directed above.