Slow Cooker Pizza Casserole Recipe
- 1 package (16 ounces) rigatoni or large tube pasta
- 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 2 cans (15 ounces each) pizza sauce
- 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
- 1 package (8 ounces) sliced pepperoni
- Chopped fresh basil or arugula, optional
- 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
- 2. Drain pasta; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the beef mixture, cheese, pizza sauce, soup and pepperoni. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours or until heated through. If desired, top with basil before serving. Yield: 14 servings.
1 cup: 329 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 885mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein.
Reviews for Slow Cooker Pizza Casserole
"Family loved it"
"It was good if your not watching your carbs."
"I used mini pepperonis and Italian sausage and undercooked the pasta. I also added some Italian spices and doubled the mushroom soup. I mixed everything together the day before and kept it in the frig overnight. The next morning I warmed it in the crock pot for a few hours as indicated in the recipe (stirring occasionally). I received compliments and for how easy it was to assemble ahead of time, I'd call this recipe a success!"
"Love it! Easy and tasty!"
"Delicious! Definitely a keeper!- Theresa"
"So delicious and easy to make! I see myself making this for my family over and over again!"
"I added spices like other people suggested, plus I substituted the hamburger meat with Italian sausage. I took it to a church potluck and people raved about it."
"So, so good. I used cream of onion soup. I don't like mushroom. It was really very good. I'll make this again."
"I thought this recipe had a wonderful flavor and mix of textures. With the 'foodie craze', some people feel they have to empty the spice rack . Then some go on to rate what is really their own recipe."
"I agree with the folks who mentioned that this was on the bland side. I had extra spices on hand to mix in- red pepper flakes, oregano and basil, garlic powder and fresh black pepper. This recipe sounded great, but neither my husband or our two kids were wowed. Likely won't make again."
"This was outstanding. I added mushrooms and green pepper with the onions. Then when I put everything in the slow cooker I added minced garlic, salt and oregano seasonings."
"This tastes just like pizza and it was loved by my family. it will be in the regular rotation."
"Because others had mentioned a blandness is flavor, I added several diced garlic cloves when browning the beef, as well as dried basil and oregano in large quantities (like 1 TB). Even then it was only okay. Perfectly edible, nothing special. I think a spicy pizza sauce might be the key."
"I can always tell when a meal is good because the leftovers are gone before noon the next day. This casserole was one such meal."
"Loved this recipe - I only added a bunch of parm. on the top - awesome"
"Simple and good. Made a bit too much for 2 of us to eat in one week. Will definitely make again."
"Easy dish to make."
"Made this recipe tonight for dinner and it was a hit, I loved it because it was simply to make and I got leftover for my husbands lunch."
"Cut out the pepperoni and cut out half the calories. Also make white sauce and cut out cream of mushroom soup. Easy peasy!"
"Family loved it. I thought it did need some more flavor. I will make again though since they all loved it."
"It was very good, quite surprising. Would recommend if you want to prepare a quick meal for 6 people. Tasty combination of ingredients."
"I was not a fan of this; I read the other reviews and decided to add some basil & oregano to give it some more flavor but unfortunately it did not help."
"I made this for a pasta night for my daughter's volleyball team. They loved it! I'll definitely make it again."
"I made this recipe as directed except baked it in the oven like a casserole. It was very good and even better the next day. This recipe makes a lot so good for a large family ."
"I used mini pepperoni and I think it probably would have been more flavorful to use the regular pepperoni and add extra. I really wanted this to be a five star recipe...but it just didn't do it for me. There wasn't anything wrong with it, but there wasn't really anything special about it either. I'm going to try sprucing it up next time."
"Easy to fix and tastes good!"
"This was really good, esp if you have a large family. I made it twice except the second time I substituted chicken breast for the pepperoni, liked it better that way"
"I prepared this recipe tonight and it is another winner. I did do a few things differently. I used spiral pasta which I happened to have on hand and I halved the recipe. Also, instead of a slow cooker, I put it in a casserole dish and baked it at 350º for 30 minutes. It was delicious. Here is the link to my review and pictures. We will have this again.http://community.tasteofhome.com/community_forums/f/30/p/893414/7742184.aspx#7742184"
"Good & easy."
"I can't get enough of this!! Definetley one of my favorite meals. The only thing I did different was I heated it through on the stovetop for about 30 minutes to speed things up, not in the slow cooker."
"My family has pizza night every Friday night and this was a GREAT recipe to switch it up from the regular pizza. Great flavor and it made a lot! I froze the leftovers and it freezes great."
"This was a perfect recipe to throw together before my son's baseball game. It was cooked and ready when we got home. I substituted cream of chicken soup for the mushroom (we aren't mushroom fans!) and it turned out great. You could definitely add "toppings" to suit your family's taste. I only cooked the pasta about 1/2 way so it wouldn't be mushy, and cooked it for 2 1/2 hours."
"This is crazy good! definitely not for dieters, but so yummy and sooo easy, makes a lot."
"I used egg noodles and mini pepperoni....i added a little red pepper and some other seasons"
"Very delicious and VERY easy to make. I made this dish for a potluck at work and numerous people asked me for the recipe!!!"
"Very easy meal to throw in the slow cooker. Family loved it so it was a keeper. I agree with the review about needing just a touch more of something. Maybe next time I'll play around with seasonings a bit."
"This was ok. My daughter really liked it, but I thought it needed something to perk it up. Just not sure what. If I make this again, I will try to add something to give it a little more taste."
"I substituted Italian sausage for ground beef and added green peppers and 1 large can of Italian stewed tomatos. DELISH!!!"
"Made a few changes second time I used it and served for Po-ke-no club; everyone raved and wanted the receipe."
"Made recipe for a school potluck, took out bland ground beef and added mild pork italian sausage meat and a green pepper. It was a hit with adults and kids."
"I have made this numerous times for different groups of kids and they love it. Didn't change a thing."
"This is an ok recipe. The family and I just found it dry and bland. So if you don't like alot of spice in your Italian food, this may be a good recipe for you."
"This was great. We all loved it."
"Very Filling, definitely a comfort food"
"So delicious! Made plenty for leftovers."
"This was great, my husband loved it! I replaced the ground beef with soy ground round, omitted the pepperoni and added one chopped red pepper. I cooked the pasta for only 5minutes before adding to the mix and it wasn't too soft once it was all done cooking. Will definitely make it again!"
"Loved this, next time though I will buy a stick of peperoni and cut it thicker then the package of sliced peperoni"
"My husband and three boys loved this recipe. It is so rare to have all them like anything but this was a success."
"This recipe was great!! The brilliant part is you can alter the ingredients to suit your own particular "pizza" tastes. I added a small can of mushroom stems & pieces to my mixture and I used the Reduced Sodium Mushroom soup. It worked out well because there was plenty of sodium content in the sausage. For the cheese I substituted the Italian Blend. I also lightly sprayed my Stoneware with cooking spray to make it easier to clean up & also so the pasta wouldn't stick. Thanks for the recipe!!"
"This also works well in the oven. To make it like my favorite pizza, I added sliced mushrooms and black olives, it was great!"