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Crockpot Pizza Casserole Everyone Loves!

Crockpot Pizza Casserole is an easy weeknight dinner everyone LOVES! All the flavors of your favorite pizza, slow-cooked to perfection. Simple and delicious every time. It’s even a great leftover lunch the next day!

Crockpot Pizza Casserole is an easy weeknight dinner everyone LOVES! Simple and delicious every time. It's even great leftover for lunch the next day!

Crockpot Pizza Casserole Everyone Loves!

Looking for a simple family-friendly dinner recipe that doesn’t disappoint? Great! We’ve got ya covered. We certainly, don’t have time to try a million recipes hoping one will work for everybody’s tastebuds, and we’re sure you don’t either! We serve this yummy Tater Tot Casserole [1] all the time. However, the all-time favorite is this Crockpot Pizza Casserole. It’s a winner for everyone in our house and we’re sure it will be in yours too!

With the crowd-pleasing taste of pizza and the ease of your crockpot [2], it’s the perfect recipe for busy weeknights.

A few of our kids are pizza addicts. They would eat it several times a week if we’d let them…heck we would too! This recipe satisfies their pizza craving, and since we throw in whole wheat noodles and veggies, it a lot healthier – we just don’t tell them 🙂

 

Crockpot Pizza Casserole is an easy weeknight dinner everyone LOVES! Simple and delicious every time. It's even great leftover for lunch the next day!

This literally is one of the easiest recipes. Not only do we make it on busy nights, but we also take it to potluck get-togethers because everyone loves it!

If you’ve got pizza lovers at home, you should also try this Crock Pot Deep Dish Pizza [3]!

Ingredients for Crockpot Pizza Casserole

The basic ingredients for this slow cooker recipe are below. The shredded zucchini is optional, but a great way to increase the nutritional value and hide some veggies for the kiddos 🙂

 

You can certainly use just ground beef or ground turkey, but the recipe may not be as flavor-packed. 

How to Make Slow Cooker Pizza Casserole

Ok, let’s get the crockpot (or slow cooker) out and get started!

Before you brown the meat, put a pot of water on to boil for the pasta. Follow the instruction for the pasta, but slightly undercook it for best results in the crockpot. While the pasta is cooking, brown and then drain the meat.

Spray the crockpot with non-stick cooking spray and place all ingredients in the crockpot except 1/3 of the cheese and mix well.

Ingredients for Crockpot Pizza Casserole put in to the crockpot to cook.

Top with remaining cheese and set it to cook for 3 – 4 hours. Our crockpot works well, so 3 hours was plenty.

This is the crockpot [2] we use – it’s held up year after year.

Note: You can also cook this recipe in the oven at 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes if you don’t have time for the slow cooking process. 

Picture of Crockpot Pizza Casserole with cheese melted on top after it is done cooking.

Can I Use Different Pizza Topping for this Casserole?

Yes, you can customize this pizza casserole with the toppings of your choice! Depending on what you choose you to want to make sure the toppings are cooked before they go in the crockpot.

Can I freeze This Pizza Casserole?

You can absolutely freeze any leftover Crockpot Pizza Casserole. First, let it cool completely and then place it in an airtight container, label and then place it in the freezer for up to 3 months. 

To defrost, take it out of the freezer the night before, and reheat in oven-safe dish or microwave. 

More Delicious Crock Pot Recipes

Crock Pot French Dip Sandwichs [4]
Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff [5]
Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup [6]

Tips for Cooking Crockpot Pizza Pasta

 

Crockpot Pizza Casserole in the slow cooker

(this version is made with spiral pasta)

What To Serve with Crockpot Pizza Casserole

 

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Crockpot Pizza Casserole is an easy weeknight dinner everyone LOVES! Simple and delicious every time. It's even great leftover for lunch the next day!

Crockpot Pizza Casserole

This Crockpot Pizza Casserole is an easy dinner the whole family will love! It's great leftover too!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 613kcal
Author: Erin Henry [16]

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound of ground Italian sausage (browned and drained)
  • 1 pound of ground beef (browned and drained)
  • 1/2 large white onion (diced)
  • 8 ounce box of short whole wheat pasta ((rigatoni, penne or ziti), undercooked slightly)
  • 2 (14 ounce) jars of marinara sauce
  • 2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 small zucchini (shredded (optional))
  • 8 ounce package of sliced pepperoni (placed between paper towels and microwaved for a few seconds to remove extra grease)
  • 16 ounces of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Spray the inside of a 4 - 6 quart Crock-Pot with non-stick spray.
  • Mix all ingredients in the crockpot except for 1/3 of the cheese.
  • Place remaining cheese on top of all ingredients.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 3 - 4 hours. If cooked longer than 4 hours or on high, it may burn (THREE hours works perfectly fine in my crockpot)

Notes

  • For best results, undercook the pasta slightly before putting in the crockpot. 
  • Use short but sturdy pasta like ziti, rigatoni or penne.
  • We do not recommend cooking this recipe on high as it may burn.
  • Regular pasta can be substituted for the whole wheat if that's what your family prefers.
  • Freeze any leftover in an airtight container for up to three months. 
Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.
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Nutrition

Calories: 613kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 1198mg | Potassium: 466mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 550mg | Iron: 2.5mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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Updated with enhanced instructions and tips on December 7, 2019. 

 

 

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