Slow Cooker Pizza in a Pot Recipe
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Slow Cooker Pizza in a Pot Recipe

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With warm breadsticks or garlic toast on the side, this is one dinner I know my family will always eagerly eat. —Dianna Cline, Phillippi, West Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 cups spiral pasta, cooked and drained
  • 2 packages (3-1/2 ounces each) sliced pepperoni
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 473 calories, 23g fat (10g saturated fat), 89mg cholesterol, 829mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 31g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, green pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato sauce, pizza sauce and tomato paste.
  2. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, layer the pasta, beef mixture, pepperoni and cheese. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.
If you'd like, substitute 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage for the pepperoni in Pizza in a Pot. Cook it along with the ground beef, green pepper and onion.
Originally published as Pizza in a Pot in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p70

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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buzzgarrett User ID: 6193640 233527
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2015

"Husband said it's a keeper. I added mushrooms and black olives. Sub 1/2 lb sausage for 1/2 lb burger. Only used 2 1/2 cups pasta. All else the same. Great recipe!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 1202636 220669
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2015

"A very quick and easy meal. I substituted salsa for the tomato sauce and added some pizza seasoning to the ground beef as it cooked."

MOTCook User ID: 7688063 33725
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2014

"I did not use the pepperoni. Instead I followed the suggestion of substituting pork in its place. It was delicious."

zorkonsmom User ID: 47456 28966
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2013

"out of this world"

GoodyQueen User ID: 6208519 29073
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2013

"Good, but to me it just tasted like a basic pasta and meat sauce. The cheese melted into the ground beef so it really wasn't noticeable or able to be tasted by the time the whole thing heated. Definitely wouldn't call this Pizza in a Pot."

ycruzz3 User ID: 7360497 67594
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2013

"It was easy to make and the family loved it!!"

Hepzibah User ID: 172179 28964
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2013

"Love this recipe! I've been making it for years."

julzrulz9 User ID: 7093746 29072
Reviewed May. 12, 2013

"Soooo yummy! Love this one!"

DLLucas User ID: 6732356 81969
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2012

"I made this today. I added our favorite pizza topping in 1/2 cup measures. Mushrooms, sliced green olives, bacon. I also added the el dente pasta near the end of the slow cooker process. About 20 minutes before we were ready to eat.

Fabulous recipe idea. Thanks!"

jenrsnyder User ID: 6252990 27373
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2012

"I tweaked this a tiny bit to accomodate what I had on hand and baked it because I made it after work. Definitely a keeper!!"

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