Mini Meatballs, Salami, Basil & Spring Onion Pizza

At My Husband Makes Pies, we’re constantly on the hunt for fresh and inspiring flavours to enhance our pizza lineup. Today, we’re excited to present a delightful blend of juicy mini meatballs, salami, basil, and the zesty crunch of spring onions.

Our Italian-inspired mini meatballs have a rich and savory flavour, ensuring every bite is a taste sensation. Simmered in our homemade tomato sauce, they add layers of deep, hearty richness. The aroma and taste of fresh basil infuse this dish with peppery undertones. And as a finishing touch, spring onions not only provide a hint of sharpness but also contribute to a vibrant colour contrast, enhancing the pizza’s visual appeal.

The union of mini meatballs, salami, basil, and spring onions creates a multifaceted taste profile – a dance between robustness and freshness. The meatballs and salami are beautifully balanced by the freshness of the tomato sauce and gentle herbal notes from the basil and the slight pungency from the spring onions. For those craving a flavorful and hearty pizza journey.

Meaball & Salami Pizza
Mini Meatballs, Salami, Basil & Spring Onion Pizza
Mini Meatballs, Salami, Basil & Spring Onion Pizza

Mini Meatballs, Salami, Basil & Spring Onion Pizza

Enjoy the rich notes of our homemade mini meatballs, the robustness of salami, the peppery essence of basil, and the crisp zing of spring onions.
To make this mini meatball and salami pizza you'll need a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time to prep the dough and toppings. Follow our step-by-step instructions and you'll be indulging in a slice of this exciting and flavourful pizza in no time. Bon appétit! And don't forget to check out some of our other pizza recipes for inspiration for your next pie day!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Australian, Italian, Pizza


  • Outdoor Pizza Oven, Pizza Steel, or Stone (if using a home oven)
  • 1 Pizza Peel
  • 1 sauce ladle
  • 1 wooden chopping board or peel for prep and serving
  • 1 frying pan for the meatballs


For the Homemade Meatballs

  • 500g beef mince
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 cup dried bread crumbs
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 brown onion
  • 2-3 garlic cloves

General Pizza Toppings

  • 1 pizza dough ball
  • 1 ladle of pizza sauce
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Salami
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Spring onion


For the Homemade Meatballs

  • Begin by finely slicing the garlic cloves and dicing the onion.
  • In a frying pan, heat oil over medium heat. Once hot, add the garlic and onions. Stir occasionally until the onions turn translucent, which should take about 5 minutes.
  • Pour the cans of diced tomato into the pan. Bring the mixture to a boil, then let it simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, combine the beef mince, chopped parsley, egg, breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper.
  • Shape the mixture into mini meatballs.
  • Add these meatballs to the simmering tomato sauce and allow them to cook for an additional 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Pizza Toppings and Assembly

  • Prepare Dough: Follow any of our dough recipes. You will need to prepare the dough at least 24 hours ahead of time.
  • Prepare Sauce: We recommend our standard pizza sauce which is versatile, simple to make and is perfect for Neapolitan style pizzas. Spice up this sauce however you like, remember the best part about making pizza is the creative process!
  • Prepare Cheese: Place your fresh mozzarella in a container or bowl with a paper towel at the bottom to allow some of the water to drain. Tear the fresh mozzarella into medium-sized pieces. Set aside.
  • Prepare Spring Onion: Slice your spring onion, set aside ready for assembly.
  • Preheat Oven:
    If using an outdoor pizza like an Ooni pizza oven, aim for a temperature of 450-500°C at the center of your pizza stone. Use an infrared thermometer to ensure accuracy. It should take around 25-30 minutes to reach temperature.
    For a home oven, using a pizza steel or stone, place the stone or steel inside the oven and preheat to the highest temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  • Prepare Base: On a lightly floured surface, stretch out the dough by hand according to the steps outlined in our dough recipe. Once you're happy with the shape of the base, lightly dust your pizza peel and transfer the dough onto the peel.
  • Assemble Pizza: Begin assembling the pizza by spreading a ladle of sauce in a circular motion, starting from the center and moving outwards. Place pieces of mozzarella evenly across the dough. These should be around 2 cm in diameter and spaced approximately 1.5 cms apart. Finally, distribute the salami and mini meatballs evenly.
  • Bake Your Pizza:
    If you're using an outdoor pizza oven, launch the pizza into the oven and bake for 60-90 seconds. Keep an eye on the pie and rotate every 10-15 seconds to ensure even cooking and to avoid burning.
    For a home oven with a pizza steel or stone, the bake time should be around 7-10 minutes.
  • Serving: Once the pizza is done, remove from the oven and place on a serving board. Garnish with fresh basil leaves and sliced spring onion. Now, it's time to enjoy your Mini Meatballs, Salami, Basil & Spring Onion Pizza homemade pizza!

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