Slow-Cooked Pizza Casserole Recipe
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Slow-Cooked Pizza Casserole Recipe

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"A friend from church gave me the recipe for this satisfying casserole for the slow cooker," reports Julie Sterchi of Jackson, Missouri. "It's always one of the first dishes emptied at potlucks, and it can easily be adapted to personal tastes."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) pasta sauce
  • 2 jars (4-1/2 ounces each) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 package (16 ounces) wide egg noodles, cooked and drained
  • 2 packages (3-1/2 ounces each) sliced pepperoni
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 534 calories, 26g fat (13g saturated fat), 131mg cholesterol, 1009mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 37g protein


  1. In a Dutch oven, brown beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the spaghetti sauce, mushrooms, salt, garlic powder, oregano and pepper; heat through.
  2. Spoon half of mixture into a 5-qt. slow cooker. Top with half of the noodles, pepperoni and cheeses. Repeat layers. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until cheese is melted. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Pizza Casserole in Quick Cooking July/August 2002, p61

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Reviewed Sep. 20, 2015

"The only reason I'm giving this a low rating is because it's not really a slow cooker recipe. Everything needs to be cooked basically before it hits the crock pot. The only thing left to do is melt the cheese which can be done in the oven and for sure won't take 5 hours."

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2012

"Good and tasty. Good recipe to improve on. I added green pepper and other veg. so delicious!"

Reviewed Apr. 3, 2011

"I halfed it, and used olives instead of pepperoni 'cause that's what I had on hand. My hubby and 2 sons loved it, my 5yo has asked me several times when I will make this again!"

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2011

"I loved this recipe!!I served it for some guests and they all loved it too . I didn't add mushrooms to it though. 5 stars for this recipe!"

Reviewed Jun. 7, 2010

"i make this for my family for two resons: one we all love it Two it gets me on my inlaws good side every time. i make mine with fresh pepperoni from the deli, and lay it on thick. It comes out amzing every time. i have even baked what wouldn't fit in my slow cooker in the oven untill the top was nice and crispy and thats just as grate. You just can't go roung with this recipe"

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