Cheesy Meatball Pull-Apart Pizza Ring

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    1hr 25min

  • Serving Size 4-6

  • Recipe Category Appetizer

  • Recipe Cuisine Italian

Recipe By: Lindsay Ostrom


  • DeLallo Pizza Dough Kit
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese (or cream cheese if you want a smoother texture)
  • 15-20 meatballs (I used a store bought, yummy, clean-ingredient, pre-made chicken meatball)
  • 1-2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 beaten egg
  • dry oregano and sea salt for sprinkling on top
  • marinara sauce for dipping


  • Make the pizza dough according to package instructions, but preheat the oven to 400 degrees instead of 450 degrees. DO NOT split dough into multiple pieces like the package suggests.
  • Roll the pizza dough out onto a piece of parchment. Cut three small crossing lines through the middle to make a star shape.
  • In the space between the center cuts and the edge of the crust (kinda looks like a wheel), spread the ricotta, place the meatballs, and sprinkle the Mozzarella cheese.
  • Gently pull the point of each star back and tuck it under the outer crust, rolling both sides inward so they overlap. (SEE VIDEO - it will be easier to understand.) Repeat this process with all the cut sections. Now go back around and tuck the remaining outer edges up and inward. It should look like a wreath.
  • Brush with the beaten egg and sprinkle with oregano and sea salt. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Place a bowl or marinara in the center of the ring and go to town with that meatball pull-apart pizza ring!
  • Things that are not good:
  • *Cheese on the outside of your pizza crust. It gets overly brown. Try to tuck all of it into those little pockets before baking.
  • *Cheese that spills out all over the place. Prevent this by making sure all of your edges are really tucked up to form those pockets before baking.
  • *When your dough splits apart. Make sure to really firmly tuck the pointed cut piece around and under the edge of the crust when assembling.

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Cheesy Meatball Pull-Apart Pizza Ring

Pizza Club is now in session. Gather ’round, kids.

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