A healthy and low carb spin on pizza! These Paleo Supreme Pizza Meatballs have all the ingredients of supreme pizza in meatball form. They are packed with veggies, protein, and healthy fats, and are paleo, gluten and dairy free, and Whole30 approved!
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Check out the video to see how easy they come together!
In our house, pizza never gets old. Well let me be more specific – for Michael, pizza never gets old. I think he could eat it practically every day and not get sick of it. And even though his metabolism still works like a teenager [eye roll], we all know eating pizza every day isn’t the best option.
To keep him happy, I try to take those flavors and turn them into some fun and different meals (these sweet potatoes ones are one of my favs and these egg cups make a fun breakfast). So that’s where these supreme pizza meatballs came from. They have all the toppings you would find in your typical supreme pizza, rolled into meatball form.
The thing I love about these the most is they are packed with some extra veggies. Michael struggles to get in veggies on most days so I am always trying to sneak them in when I can. One of the easiest ways to do this is the The Blend. All you have to do is add chopped/ground mushrooms to ground meat in your favorite meal to enhance the flavor and texture of the meal. Mushrooms have a meaty consistency and add a richness to meals, while also adding nutrients like protein, fiber, vitamins B & D, and iron. And they taste delicious!
I served these meatballs over zucchini noodles with some more pizza sauce to keep them low carb, but the sky is the limit. I’m thinking sweet potatoes noodles would be a solid choice or if you want to get really crazy and aren’t on the Whole30, serve these up in a nice crusty roll toasted in the oven with some sauce and melted cheese. Dang that just got my mouth watering haha.
They make great for meal prep too. I made them a few times testing the recipe and Michael ate them throughout the week with some different starches and veggies.
I’m a Blenditarian because it is one of the easiest things you’ll ever do to create more delicious, nutritious and sustainable meals. And who doesn’t let adding in extra veggies to their meals?! Let me know how you plan to use The Blend in your meals!
Make sure to check out the video at the top of the page to see how easy this recipe comes together!
Paleo Supreme Pizza Meatballs
- 1 pound ground sausage
- 1/3 cup diced red onion (35 grams)
- 1/2 cup diced green pepper (60 grams)
- 1 cup diced mushrooms (3 large/80 grams)
- 1/4 cup black olives, diced
- 1/4 cup pizza sauce
- 1/2 tablespoon avocado oil
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- salt and pepper, to taste
- optional for serving: zucchini noodles, pizza sauce, fresh herbs, red pepper flakes...
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a medim sauté pan over medium heat, add avocado oil and let it get hot, about 30 seconds. Add onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft. Add pepper and sauté for another 1-2 minutes. Add mushrooms and sauté for another minute until softened.
- In a medium sized bowl, add sausage and veggie mixture. Add olives, pizza sauce, and spices and mix until combined. Using a tablespoon as a scoop, form into 1-1½ inch-sized balls (makes about 24 meatballs). Add to parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes until cooked through.
- Serve however you please - I served them over zucchini noodles with more pizza sauce and fresh parsley. Enjoy!
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