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Meat Ball Pie Recipe

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 people


Meatballs Recipe (you can use pre-made frozen and skip this step)

  • 2 pounds 80/20 ground beef
  • 2 tespoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped (or 1 teaspoon dry)
  • 2 tablspoons fresh oregano (or 1 teaspoon dry)
  • 10 basil leaves chopped (or 1 teaspoon dry)
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 1/4 teapoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 jar favorite marinara sauce (save 1 cup)

Pie Ingredients:

  • 1 pizza dough ball (divided in two) or 2 cans of pizza dough
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 teaspoons Italian seasoning


Meatballs Recipe (you can use pre-made frozen meatballs and skip this step)

  • First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 
  • Now mix ricotta cheese, parsley, oregano, basil, garlic, and red pepper flakes together.
  • Next add meat to a bowl and add salt and pepper. Lightly mix. 
  • Now add the ricotta herb mixture to the beef plus the eggs and bread crumbs. Mix to combine. 
  • Form meatballs the size of golf balls and place on a sheet tray.
  • Now cook the meatballs 20 minutes then take out and pour marinara on top and cook 15 minutes more. 
  • Enjoy on its own or cool to make pie.

Pie Instructions:

  • First, using a spring form pan (link for what this looks like is above recipe) place 1/2 pizza dough on bottom and up the sides. Drizzle a little olive oil, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning on the dough.
  • Now, place in the oven for 10 minutes. This is to prevent soggy bottom.  
  • Now take the pan out of the oven and layer the bottom and sides with provolone cheese. Next sprinkle more garlic powder and Italian seasoning on the cheese. 
  • Then, add a layer of meatballs and pour sauce on top.
  • Now add one more layer of provolone cheese on top of the meatballs.
  • Top the pie with second 1/2 of pizza crust and seal edges (see video at top of page). 
  • Now brush more olive oil on top and sprinkle garlic powder and Italian seasoning on the crust. Cut 3 small cuts on top of pie . 
  • Now place it back in oven for 30 minutes. 
  • Finally, enjoy this now or perfect reheat through out the week. 


Here is what a spring form pan looks like: Click Here
Frozen Meatballs I love: Click Here