You have to try this Crockpot Pizza recipe! It’s a slow-cooked, crispy deep-dish pizza that’s absolutely amazing. What could be easier than crispy pizza in your slow cooker!
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One thing my family can’t get enough of is P-I-Z-Z-A. We’re always on the lookout for new and different recipes that make life a little bit easier. Not to mention, buying takeout is expensive! This Crockpot Pizza makes dinner simple, for sure.
It’s wonderful; you can prep everything, put it in your crockpot, and come home to a delicious homemade pizza. And, you can’t burn this one!
Slow-cooker Pizza is an excellent recipe to make on game day, too, since it’s literally set it and forget it. We love this recipe and these 3-Ingredient Crockpot Meatballs and this Crockpot Casserole when having people over to watch the game.
Can You Make Pizza in a Slow Cooker?
You may be asking yourself “can you really cook the dough in your crockpot”? We were skeptical at first, but it totally works!
The crust comes out golden and crispy, just the way it should be. So yes, you totally can make Pizza in a crockpot!
Our family gives this recipe rave reviews. It’s even good leftover for lunch the next day; however, that’s probably unlikely!
There are a couple of tricks for your pizza to turn out just right, but it can definitely be easily done and taste amazing. You don’t even have to have a ton of culinary skills!
Definitely experiment with this easy slow-cooker deep dish pizza with any of your favorite pizza toppings! My family always chooses pepperoni, but the combinations are endless!
How to Make A Crock Pot Pizza
It all starts with the dough.
First, scatter flour on a large piece of parchment paper, making sure to get a little flour on each side of the dough.
Next, roll the pizza dough out on the paper in an oval shape. Make sure to roll and stretch the dough 2-inches longer and 2-inches wider than your crockpot.
Use the edges of the paper to lower the crust into the crock.
Cook the pork sausage (and opinion if using) in a skillet over medium-high heat, breaking into small pieces with a wooden spoon. Add your minced garlic in the last few minutes of cooking.
Spread sauce over the bottom of the pizza crust inside of crockpot.
Then, cover with cheese. Lift and stretch the sides of the dough, so it extends past the cheese. Sprinkle the crumbled sausage over the cheese, and then add the pepperoni (if using).
Lift and stretch the sides of the crust again so it is above the edge of the toppings.
Here’s an important step, to absorb excess moisture, cover the crockpot with a long piece of paper towel. Place the lid over the paper towel and pull it tight.
Slow cook your delicious pizza for 2-3 hours on high or 4-5 hours on low. Watch it the first time you cook it to make sure you have the correct cooking time.
When ready to serve, lift the pizza out of the crock by the edges of the parchment paper and sprinkle the top with parmesan cheese and parsley.
Cut into 4 slices. Enjoy!
Tips for The Best Crockpot Pizza
- This recipe works best in a 6-8 quart crockpot.
- This is a must; make sure you prep your crockpot with grease or parchment paper, so your pizza comes out easily.
- You can use a homemade pizza dough recipe or fresh or frozen pizza dough, your choice.
- For the crust, you need to make sure it comes up above your ingredients on all sides. That makes for a better-looking pizza as well as ease when you’re taking it out of the slow cooker.
- To soak up moisture, place a paper towel over the crockpot before placing the lid on. This will absorb moisture while the pizza is cooking, so you get that crisp crust you’re looking for.
- Crockpots vary in cooking time, so monitor the recipe the first time you make it to find the perfect cook time.
- This recipe is customizable to whatever toppings you want to include. Pepperoni, ham, veggies, go for it!
- You can totally make this a little healthier by using a whole wheat crust – we do it all the time!
How to Make a Crockpot Pizza Casserole
So, we have a top-rated recipe for Crockpot Pizza Casserole that is ahhhmazing any time of the year. We haven’t met anyone who doesn’t like it! It’s great to take to potlucks when feeding a crowd. It’s so easy to put together too!
Find the recipe for Crockpot Pizza Casserole here.
Tools Used to Make Crockpot Pizza
6-quart Crockpot – Ideal for all your favorite slow-cooker recipes – its 6-quart capacity and programmable time settings can accommodate varied cooking needs on your schedule.
Large Non-stick Skillet – Perfect for browning and sautéing or making everything from risotto or beef stroganoff!
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This recipe originally appeared on Real Housemoms.
- 1 pound fresh pizza dough (or frozen pizza dough, thawed)
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1/2 pound italian pork sausage (cooked)
- 1 garlic clove (minced)
- 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce
- 1 1/2 cups shredded italian blend cheese
- 8-12 slices pepperoni
- Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley (optional)
- Scatter flour on a large piece of parchment paper making sure to get a little on each side of the dough. Roll the pizza dough out on the paper in an oval shape. Make sure to roll and stretch the dough 2-inches longer and 2-inches wider than your crockpot. Use the edges of the paper to lower the crust into the crock.
- Cook the pork sausage in a skillet over medium high heat, breaking into small pieces with a wooden spoon. Add minced garlic the last few minutes of cooking.
- Spread sauce over the bottom of the pizza crust. Then cover with cheese. Lift and stretch the sides of the dough so it extends past the cheese. Sprinkle the crumbled sausage over the cheese and then add the pepperoni (if using). Lift and stretch the sides of the crust again so it is above the edge of the toppings.
- To absorb excess moisture, cover the crockpot with a long piece of paper towel. Place the lid over the paper towel and pull it tight.
- Slow cook the pizza for 2-3 hours on high, or 4-5 hours on low. When ready to serve, lift the pizza out of the crock by the edges of the parchment paper and sprinkle the top with parmesan cheese and parsley. Cut into 4 slices. Enjoy!
Enjoy a homemade Crockpot Pizza tonight at your house!