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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 turkey or beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 jar (28 ounces) spaghetti 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 (1 each) equals 534 calories, 26 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 131 mg cholesterol, 1,009 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 37 g 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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 534 calories, 26 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 131 mg cholesterol, 1,009 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 37 g protein.

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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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"

Reviewed Apr. 10, 2010

"i liked this recipe, the only thing is that instead of layering the ingreidents i mix it all together in a big bowl"

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