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Pizza in a Pot Recipe

Pizza in a Pot Recipe

"Since most kids will try anything to do with pizza, I rely on this recipe when one of my two teenage sons has a friend stay for dinner," shares Anita Doughty of West Des Moines, Iowa. "It's frequently a hit."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) chili beans
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Hot cooked pasta
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese, optional


  • 1. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage until no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a slow cooker. Add the next 13 ingredients; mix well. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until slightly thickened. Discard bay leaf. Stir before serving over pasta. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 338 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 1423mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 11g fiber), 19g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

"We liked it but hate the name, "in the pot" so my daughter wants to call it something like Fiesta Pizza."

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2013

"I went ahead and added 8 ounces of our fav pepperoni chopped in medium sized pieces and browned it with the sausage. I then drained all the meat on paper towels before putting it in the crock pot with other ingred. Turned out really good. I served it with Asiago cheese because we like the flavor.


Reviewed Apr. 5, 2013

"Looks like pepperoni in the picture!!!??? Is there pepperoni in this recipe? If so, when does it get added?"

Reviewed Oct. 25, 2011

"easy and quick to make with great flavor. Kids love it. I've been making it since the recipe came out in 1999."

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