Simply Delicious Pizza Balls

I really love pizza. And no matter what I do I can’t stop thinking about it when I’m watching what I eat. So instead of being tempted to order a pizza from my favorite pizza place I try and make it at home more often than not.

So I needed to change things around. Step it up a bit. And I was taken back to a meal that my mom made for us growing up. I had some pizza dough from Trader Joe’s in the fridge so I figured I’d try to wing it and hope for the best.

Well my attempt not only turned out good… it turned out better than I remembered! I was so excited to share this meal with the kids and my husband and was super happy to find out that their reaction was very pleased.

My son even asked me to make them again the next day. And he was going to help 🙂 This is now on our monthly rotation as either dinner or lunch and the kids always helps add the toppings and roll up the pizza dough into balls.

Simply Delicious Pizza Balls

Pizza Balls

  • 1 ball of pizza dough (I used Trader Joe’s whole wheat)
  • 1 serving Hormel Pepperoni (14 slices/28g)
  • 1/2 cup Trader Joe’s Three Cheese Blend
  • 1/2 cup diced crimini mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 cups spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup marinara sauce, for dipping

Place pizza stone in oven. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Divide dough into 6 equal pieces and roll out each piece into a 4-5″ circle. Place an equal amount of each topping in the middle of the dough circle and bring the edges of the circle up over the toppings. Pinch edges together to form a ball. Repeat with the other circles.

Take pizza stone out of the oven and place pizza balls on stone. Bake for 9-10 minutes or until the pizza balls are golden brown. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving with marinara dipping sauce.

Serves 6 | 7 WW+ Points

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  1. I love me some pizza too. This looks delish.

  2. mmm those pizza balls look so yummy! i want some now

  3. These look delicious and I love how I could personalize them to everyone’s tastes!

  4. These sound terrific! I’m going to add them to MY rotation too!

  5. Those look so great because of all the dough. That is my favorite part of the pizza.

  6. Looks Yummy…going to have to make these!

  7. Oh wow! I think my entire family would love these!

  8. Those look delicious. I like how easy it is to make them our own with various ingredients. 😉

  9. Yum! I’m down for ANYTHING pizza related.

  10. YUMM!!

  11. Yum, these will travel well too! This would be much easier to eat in the car. 🙂

  12. I always find myself pinning all your pictures. This is perfect for Sunday football. 🙂

  13. My kids would totally love these! When I make Monkey bread the rollling in cinnamon and sugar is always messy but they have so much fun!

  14. Yum alert. I’m a huge lover of anything pizza related.


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