This is a recipe I came up with for fun for a pizza contest. Wish me luck! (*You had to use a premade pizza crust, but I'm including alternate instructions to make it another way, too. Actually how I used to make it.) It turned out delicious and will be made many times again in the future! Enjoy!
Recipe and photos by me.
1In medium bowl, mix first five ingredients and shape into 16 meatballs. Place onto parchment paper-lined baking sheet, sprinkle with a little coarse ground pepper and bake in 400 degree oven for 16-18 minutes. Remove to paper towel-lined pie plate scraping off any excess fat as you go. While meatballs are cooling, cut up peppers, mushrooms and shallots and saute in 1 Tbl. EVOO for 5 minutes. Set aside. With a pizza cutter, cut pizza crust into 1" wide strips. Turn pizza and cut again making 1" square pieces. Place into bowl and toss with 3/4 cup pizza sauce and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese. Spray a deep baking dish (2 1/2 quart) and spread coated pizza crust across the bottom like an apple pie. Sprinkle evenly with the sauteed veggies. Dollop teaspoonfuls of the creme over veggies. Drizzle spoonfuls of rest of pizza sauce around creme sauce and around edge of dish. Top with pepperoni and black olives. As much as desired. Top with meatballs. Place cut-up mozzarella in spaces around meatballs. Sprinkle whole top with a little dried oregano. Tent top with foil and bake for 30-35 minutes in a 350 oven til cheese is melty and pan pizza is bubbly! Let cool 5-10 minutes before serving. Serve with jalapenos and pepperoncini peppers if desired. (I used Ragu Traditional Pizza Sauce and it worked really well. But you can use your favorite or homemade.)
2*If not wanting to use a pre-made pizza crust, you can sub 2 tubes of biscuits cut into quarters.