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Meatball Marinara Pizza Pot Pie

A twist on your regular pizza - meatball marinara pizza pot pie! Gooey goodness, no pizza cutter required, and easily customized with your favorite ingredients.
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Author: Linda

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion
  • 3 tbs minced garlic
  • 1 20oz package frozen meatballs
  • 1 24 oz. garlic basil pasta sauce
  • 1 tbs finely-chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tbs finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Pinch of dried oregano
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 8 oz. Mexican 4-cheese
  • 8 oz. mozzarella cheese
  • 5 tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 tbs melted butter
  • 1 lb pizza dough store-bought

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Add 3 tbs vegetable oil to a skillet. Add the meatballs and fry until undersides are brown and slightly crisp. Turn and brown the other sides. Set aside.
  • Heat 2 tbs oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion and garlic; and saute until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add pasta sauce, basil, parsley, oregano, salt, and pepper. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the meatballs back to the saucepan and gently to coat them in sauce. Let the meatballs simmer in the sauce for 10-15 minutes.
  • To assemble: spray the pie plate/bakeware with no-stick cooking spray. Add a layer of Mexican cheese and another layer of mozzarella cheese. Add pasta sauce and meatballs, then cover with pizza dough.
  • Brush the top with melted butter. Bake for 20-25 minutes.