Pizza in my crockpot, you say? I have to admit when my sister told me about this recipe that she found in my grandma’s recipe box, I was a bit skeptical. But after seeing how good her crockpot macaroni and cheese recipe is, I decided to give it a try. Then I watched my six year old devour it, and I realized my grandma was really onto something. No, there is no crust to this pizza like a traditional one. However, it’s built very similar and it’s super easy to make and that makes it a great family dinner night recipe for me!
To make this crockpot pizza you will need:
16 oz of Rotini pasta (Please ignore the picture of two pastas, I couldn’t decide which pasta to use. I went with Rotini.)
1 Pound ground beef, cooked and drained
2 cans of pizza sauce
2 Cups of mozzarella cheese
about 20 slices of Pepperoni
1/2 an onion, chopped
This is the crockpot I use and love!
Let me just take a minute to talk about the pepperoni. I’m not the biggest fan of this kind of meat on my pizza. It usually makes a grease pool and the kick it gives leaves me with all sorts of heartburn. However, on a trip to visit my husband’s family I was introduced to turkey pepperoni of which – I questioned. However, it has the same great taste as pepperoni without all the grease which makes it perfect for this recipe! You do not want a pool of grease in your crockpot, am I right?
Boil your noodles according to the package directions. Layer them on the bottom of your crockpot. Cook your ground beef fully and drain it. Add it to the top of the noodles. Add the two cans of sauce. Add the cheese.
Layer the top with your pepperoni! Cook on low for four hours and – it’s pizza time!
And that’s it! The pizza layers itself and the result was a big hit with my family! If you like it more saucy, add more sauce. If you like it more cheesy, add more cheese. Customize it exactly like your pizza! Enjoy!
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- Tortilla Pizza Recipe
- Easy Pizza Dip Recipe
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- 16 oz Rotini pasta
- 1 lb ground beef cooked and drained
- 26 oz pizza sauce
- 2 Cups mozzarella cheese
- 20 slices pepperoni
- 1/2 cup onion chopped
- Cook your pasta according to the directions. Drain.
- Cook the ground beef fully with the chopped onion and drain.
- Add the cooked pasta to your crockpot. Layer in order:cooked ground beefpizza saucemozzarella cheesepepperoni
- Cook in the slow cooker for four hours on low.