Meatball Ricotta Pizza

Yikes! It has been since August 20th that I posted last! Could you tell school started again? Yep, school started in full force last week. I went from being bored and free reading book after book to almost every minute of the day being booked. Now is the time that being healthy is the hardest for most people–including myself. How do you find the time to stay healthy and active during your busy weeks? Although this semester is going to be a crazy busy one, I am actually pretty excited about it. This semester, I have the following classes on my plate:

  • Medical Nutrition Therapy II
  • Research
  • Food Services & Systems Management
  • Pediatrics (Graduate-Level)
  • Nutrigenetics (Graduate-Level)
  • Exercise Physiology I (Graduate-Level)

I will also being working at the athletic club part-time and will be a part-time intern for Anne, who heads up this lovely nutrition blog! Check it out–she has some great healthy recipes that I cannot wait to try. Remember this post about our Sunday night pizza nights? Well, we decided to put a new twist on our pizza. Turkey Meatball Ricotta Pizza with fresh basil. It was delicious!! It was nice to mix up our weekly pizza with some new flavors. You should try it this for your own “Cutie” Pizza night this week. 🙂 Heaven Sent Peanut Butter: Meatball Ricotta Pizza   Meatball Ricotta Pizza

  • Herbed Whole Wheat Pizza Crust, or your own version
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup reduced-fat mozzarella & provolone cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 6 ounces, frozen turkey meatballs, thawed and sliced
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 handful, fresh basil, chopped

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Par-bake your pizza crust on your pizza stone (if you have one) for 7-10 minutes. Add your pizza sauce followed by both shredded cheeses. Layer your sliced turkey meatballs to the pizza. Next, drop dollops of ricotta all around the pizza. (I say 1/2 cup, but seriously add your desired amount.) Lastly, add your fresh basil. Continue baking the pizza at 425 degrees for 7-10 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown. Enjoy the new twist on your pizza night!


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