Cheesy Meatball Pull-Apart Pizza Ring
Serves: 4-6 servings
  • 1 pizza crust (I used a DeLallo kit - THE BEST - and used half of the dough to make one pizza ring)
  • 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
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Roll the pizza dough out onto a piece of parchment. Cut three small crossing lines through the middle to make a star shape.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Brush with the beaten egg and sprinkle with oregano and sea salt. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. 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.
Recipe by Pinch of Yum at