Crock Pot Pizza Casserole

Crock Pot Pizza Casserole

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Crock Pot Pizza Casserole is an incredibly delicious meal for the entire family to enjoy! It is really easy to make, kid friendly, and perfect for busy days!

Duration:

Prep Time:5 minutes 
Cook Time:4hours 15 minutes 
Total Time:4 hours  20 minutes 
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 1159kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 ounce box of short pasta rigatoni, penne or ziti
  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 1/2 pound of ground beef
  • 8 ounce package of sliced pepperoni
  • 1/2 large white onion chopped
  • 42 ounces of pizza sauce Three 14-ounce jars
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 16 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until almost al dente, but not quite, about 6 or 7 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. While the pasta boils, cook the Italian sausage and ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat until browned and cooked through, about 8 minutes.
  3. Layer the pepperoni slices between a couple paper towels. Place the towels on a plate and microwave for 15 seconds to help remove the excess grease from the pepperoni.
  4. In a large bowl mix together the pasta, Italian sausage, pepperoni, ground beef, onion, pizza sauce, Italian seasoning, and garlic.
  5. Coat the inside of a 5-quart slow cooker with non-stick spray
  6. Layer the pasta in the slow cooker, alternating layers with the shredded mozzarella cheese. There should be three layers, ending with the cheese on top.
  7. Cover and cook on LOW for 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
  8. Serve warm with garlic bread and a salad.

Notes

If this recipe is cooked longer than 4 hours or on HIGH it may burn. Three hours worked perfectly for me.
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