Pesto Meatball French Bread Pizza - 100.7 Jack FM San Diego Radio & DSC- sandiegojack

Pesto Meatball French Bread Pizza

Makes one French loaf - serves about 6

Frozen meatballs, pesto & French bread tun into a wildly good pizza-kinda-thing.


  • 20 frozen 1-inch meatballs
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons pesto
  • 1 loaf French bread
  • 1 cup Mozzarella, grated


  1. Place meatballs on a plate and microwave until just softened, then cut in half
  2. Put in a bowl and toss with pesto - set aside
  3. Melt butter in a medium pot on low heat, add garlic
  4. Cook about a minute or until just fragrant then whisk in flour
  5. Continue stirring and cook about a minute until it becomes a thick paste
  6. Add milk and whisk to incorporate
  7. When it starts to thicken, add Parmesan cheese and stir well until thick & smooth
  8. Preheat broiler
  9. Cut french bread lengthwise and add a generous layer of the cheese sauce to both cut sides
  10. Add a layer of meatballs and top with mozzarella
  11. Place under the broiler until bubbly, melty and gorgeous
  12. Slice & serve
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