Pizza with Meatballs and Seasoned Mushrooms

Homemade pizza is the best! If you’re feeling ambitious, you can make your own dough and sauce, but you can also buy fresh dough at places like Whole Foods and use your favorite jar sauce. 

Makes 3 12-inch pizzas

  • 2 packages Panorama meatballs
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups sliced white mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 pounds prepared pizza dough
  • Cornmeal, for the pizza peel
  • 1½ cups pizza sauce
  • 6 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan

Heat a pizza stone for 30 minutes in a 500° F oven.

Thinly slice the meatballs and set aside.

In a medium skillet over medium high heat, melt the butter. Add the mushrooms and cook until they release their moisture. Add the Italian seasoning and salt and cook until the mushrooms are browned, adding more butter if necessary. Remove from heat and set aside.

Divide the dough into one-pound balls. Generously dust a pizza peel with cornmeal. Stretch the dough into a 12-inch round and place it on the peel. Cover the surface with ½ cup pizza sauce, then layer on 2 cups mozzarella and 1/3 cup Parmesan. Add 1/3 of the meatball slices and 1/3 of the mushrooms. 

Carefully slide the pizza from the peel onto the hot pizza stone. Bake for 10 minutes or until the crust is brown and the cheese is melted. Repeat the process for the other 2 pizzas.