Crockpot Pizza Casserole

If you are tired of turkey and you want something the kids (and anyone who likes pizza) will devour - here is a quick-to-fix recipe that you toss in the crock pot. What could be easier.



You'll need the following ingredients........

1 1/2 pounds ground beef or sausage (I used sausage)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
half a box of pasta (I use sea shells)
1 eight-oz package white mushrooms, sliced
16 ounce jar pizza sauce
10 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
10 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded

Brown the sausage and onions.........then drain away oils.



Cook a half box of seashell pasta while the meat is browning.......



Slice some mushrooms



Layer HALF of each of the following, in the order given, in your slow cooker:
Ground Sausage
Green Pepper
Cooked noodles
Mushrooms
Pepperoni
Pizza Sauce
Cheddar Cheese
Mozzarella Cheese
Now repeat layers..............


Here is the cooked sausage in the bottom of the crock pot....




Layers



Here it is with the cheeses added.....



Repeat the layers, Cover... set the crock on LOW for 3 hours.......it's all mixed and gooey - after only three hours!
(Note: Keep pasta covered with sauce so it doesn't become dry and crunchy)



Paired with a nice Belgian ale this proved to be a rib sticker for a cold rainy evening.


I'm sending this over to Deb at Crock pot Wednesdays.

10 comments:

Cathy said...

Damn that looks good!! Pizza is the one food I could eat every day of the week :)

A Year on the Grill said...

that looks really good... Cold and nasty here, have to shovel the driveway and I need a good stick to your ribs recipe

Janel said...

That does look yummy without much more effort than ordering a pizza. I usually de-grease my pepperoni for dishes like this by microwaving it on paper towels for 30 seconds.

Pierce said...

Hi Cathy - It's a sloppy way to eat pizza..really good.

Dave - Oh man...you must have lots of snow....you could use a bowl of this!

Janel - I never thought of microwaving the pepperoni first. They are greasy little buggers. Thanks for the tip!

Kim at Stirring the Pot said...

You have the Mueller's pasta:) My market doesn't carry that brand and it's my favorite! That looks like an awesome crock pot meal. It's all cheesy and delicious! I am on facebook. Send me a friend request to Kim Marcus Tracy.

girlichef said...

Awesome! Sounds delicious to me....and I actually like some crunchy bits on the edges of my pasta :) And I totally want some of that Ale with it.

Pierce said...

Kim - No way! No Muellers? I thought they were nationwide. When we travel I try and buy lots of local foods (that won't perish) for future.

Girlichef - That ale was GOOD - get some! We went out last night and celebrated our son's 21st birthday. He had ale...let me tell ya...

Wandering Coyote said...

Damn this looks good! I really do need more decent crockpot recipes...

Pierce said...

Wandering - It's simple, I'll tell ya....and nice to come home to something with minimum fuss.

ARLENE said...

Wow, does that look good. Comfort food at its best!

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