Pizza with meatballs and olives

Beth M.


About 4:30 p.m. on Weds., 10/25/17, I decided I was hungry for pizza, and there is not quick delivery service here where I live! So I checked and I had a bag of King Arthur Unbleached Bread Flour (Pinch It Button/ for the recipe). There is a recipe for bread on the bag! I used that recipe, as I could not find my little cookbook that I have had for years, Fleischman's Recipes. I did use Fleishman's Active Dry Yeast. So this is a recipe using my sauce and my homemade Italian Meatballs, from another recipe that I fall-back on whenever I want to make those.


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Six servings (a serving is two slices); enough to make two pizzas!
1 Hr 30 Min
20 Min



  • 3 3/4 c
    bread flour, king arthur unbleached.
  • 1 c
    lukewarm water
  • 1/3 c
    lukewarm milk
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 3 Tbsp

  • 1 c
  • 4 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 1 tsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp

  • 4 or more small
    homemade italian meatballs, cut in half.
  • 6 large
    olives, pitted
  • 1/2 c
    grated cheese, i used cheddar
  • 1/4 c
    parmesan cheese

How to Make Pizza with meatballs and olives


  1. Place all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl, stir with a whisk.
  2. Warm the water to lukewarm. Do the same with the milk. Then combine with butter, and stir.
  3. Stir and then mix with your clean hands, and knead until all the dry ingredients are mixed forming a dough which is no longer dry, but pliable and stretchy.
  4. Cut the dough into two pieces. Place each in an oiled bowl with a cover, and let rise in a warm place for an hour.
  5. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Pepare a pizza pan, with olive oil, or use your pizza stone.
  6. Place one hunk of dough on the pan, stretch it to fill the pan, and make a raised ridge. I rubbed a little olive oil on the dough. Bake for five minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and place on a rack, then continue to build your pizza, using sauce, cheeses of your choice and meat if desired and veggies.
  8. Bake for about 15 or 20 minutes, until brown around the edges.
  9. I made my own sauce, as I didn't have a jar of prepared sauce or any tomato sauce! You can boil the sauce as I did, to reduce it to the amount you need.
  10. If you like to use a white sauce, I saw a new recipe here on Just A Pinch that looks great, by another "well-known chef". I wish I had seen it before using my red sauce!

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About Pizza with meatballs and olives

Course/Dish: Pizza
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American

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