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Extreme Cheese and Meatball Party Ring

Extreme Cheese and Meatball Party Ring
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 6

Serve this deliciously fun and cheesy pizza ring and impress all of your guests! ...MORE+ LESS-

Half Baked Harvest
September 18, 2017

Ingredients

1
(13-inch loaf) package Pillsbury™ refrigerated crusty French loaf
Flour, for dusting
1/2
cup pizza sauce
1
cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1
cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/4
cup pepperoni slices
1
cup frozen meatballs
1
cup fresh spinach
1
cup salsa con queso, warmed
Fresh tomatoes and basil, for garnish

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Open the French bread dough and place the dough log on a surface sprinkled with flour. Use your palms to roll the log of dough until it’s about 20 inches long. Circle the dough into a ring and pinch the edges together to seal. Place on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20-22 minutes, or until the top starts to brown.
  • 2
    Let the bread cool to the touch and use a serrated knife to cut slices about 1-inch apart in the bread around the ring, making sure not to cut all the way through the loaf.
  • 3
    Stuff a rounded teaspoon of pizza sauce or marinara sauce between each slice. Then, stuff mozzarella and cheddar cheese between each slice, reserving a few tablespoons of cheese. Stuff a few pieces of pepperoni, a meatball and a few spinach leaves between each slice. Lightly sprinkle remaining cheese over loaf.
  • 4
    Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese begins to brown. Remove from oven and drizzle pizza with warm cheese sauce. Top with tomatoes, basil and more pizza sauce if desired. Enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • If you want to make two pizza rings (like in the photos), simply double the recipe.
  • You can make the recipe vegetarian-friendly by omitting the meatballs and pepperoni and adding mushrooms in their place.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
36%
Saturated Fat
10g
49%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Sodium
1210mg
50%
Potassium
280mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
36g
12%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
5g
Protein
25g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • I think you know it is party time when you see a pizza like this. Do you see just how loaded to the brim with goodness it is?!?! I mean, it has cheese, times like three, meatballs, pepperonis, a little spinach for color and yes, more cheese!! Need I say more? With it being mid September and all, I in full on fall mode. This means, football, apples, cheesy food, Halloween thoughts and yes, even some Thanksgiving thoughts too! I am maybe just a little bit obsessed with fall. All that said, I created this recipe with all the upcoming entertaining of football games and holidays in mind. I honestly can not think of a better recipe for a little game day party. This pizza ring is anything anyone could ever want in a game day recipe. Plus, it is so fun, so cute and so very easy to make too! Yes, please!

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