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Slow-Cooked Pizza Casserole

A friend from church gave me the recipe for this satisfying slow-cooked casserole. It's always one of the first dishes emptied at potlucks, and it can easily be adapted to personal tastes. —Julie Sterchi, Campbellsville, Kentucky
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 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 shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • 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.
  • Spoon half the mixture into a 5-qt. slow cooker. Top with half the noodles, pepperoni and cheeses. Repeat layers. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 534 calories, 26g fat (13g saturated fat), 131mg cholesterol, 1009mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 37g protein.

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  • Don
    Dec 12, 2020

    I left a blog a little while ago stating how my meal was burnt, and since then I viewed a few videos of slow-Cooked Pizza Casserole. The videos called for 30 ounces of sauce (not 24), and to cook on low for 2 to 3 hours (not 4 to 5 hours).. I think next time I shall follow these videos.

  • afoth73
    Apr 17, 2020

    This was really good! I also skipped the slow cooker. I just cooked all the ingredients and baked it in the oven until heated through and the cheese was melted. I'll be making this again for sure!

  • Baking Diva
    Dec 3, 2017

    This was surprisingly good. I liked it much better than other pizza-pasta casseroles I've made in the past. I will make it again. As others have said, I think I will switch up the pepperoni, veggies and cheeses for a change of pace. I also skipped the slow-cooker method and baked it in a 9x13 pan to warm it through and melt the cheeses. I skipped the salt too, as it has pepperoni and I used some parmesan along with my mozzerella.

  • radgor
    Sep 4, 2017

    Hubby and I both loved it. Only change I made was to add a little more of the cheeses.

  • LuLu1957
    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.

  • Stingette
    Jul 7, 2013

    No comment left

  • TessaMB
    Jan 1, 2012

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

  • HopMomof3
    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!

  • 13mce
    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!

  • emerald_e3
    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