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Slow-Cooked Pizza Casserole Recipe

Slow-Cooked Pizza Casserole Recipe

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 YIELD:12 servings


  • 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 (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • 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.

Nutritional 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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radgor User ID: 8835356 272630
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2017

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

LuLu1957 User ID: 8545703 233191
Reviewed 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."

TessaMB User ID: 6083350 42034
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2012

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

HopMomof3 User ID: 5803661 53304
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!"

13mce User ID: 4680456 112964
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!"

emerald_e3 User ID: 3441486 62955
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"

MotherOfTwinBoys User ID: 5047324 35566
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"

lrodriguez319 User ID: 3047091 62954
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2009

"I LOVE this recipe and always use it for family reunions. Never a bit leftover. I agree with Ruby, I sneak in as many veggies as possible and my kids eat it unknowingly. I also substitute jarred pizza sauce instead of spaghetti sauce to make it taste more like pizza."

rubyh85 User ID: 1108086 36282
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2008

"I jazz up this recipe by sneaking in lots of veggies like peppers and shredded carrots, and the boys still love it!"

annskitchen User ID: 2403025 112961
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2008

"I've done several variations of this with sausage, canadian bacon, olives, bell peppers, and anything else one would like on a pizza. Using a different noodle (penne, lasagne noodles, tri-color spirals, etc.) makes it not-so-boring too"

Mamasuejean User ID: 1786018 129650
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2008

"This definitely sounds like a good recipe; however, to make it more Weight Watcher appealing I would add Canadian Bacon in place of the pepperoni. I also would use whole wheat pasta."

gralanlinae User ID: 1145048 111268
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2008

"This is going to be in my collection, right along with slow cooker lasagna. Thanks."

ksd1038 User ID: 1559809 102989
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2008

"Re: Pizza casserole

We've also called this a spaghetti casserole - using the leftover pasta & sauce by layering in a casserole dish sprayed with Pam, topping with pepperoni & sprinking parmasean cheese.

bardyer User ID: 2174474 87041
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2008

"I have made this casserole for years and yet thought I had made it up! I have never used a slow cooker, just fix it on stove top and then bake for about 45 minutes in a 350 oven."

Popp64 User ID: 1748339 35522
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2008

"Would love to try this recipe but do not have a slow cooker. Would need an adjustment on time & temp. to try it in the oven. Any suggestions? DJP"

Francesbean User ID: 3101806 129648
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2008

"The calories, fat and sodium are way to high - I may try this with adaptations - such as lean ground beef, low fat cheeses - and I most likely will eliminate the pepperoni and use fresh mushrooms instead of jars of mushrooms - that should reduce the sodium. To make it even healthier I will use whole wheat noodles. Can't wait to try this for a pot-luck at school - as I too am an empty nester."

lucillekujawa User ID: 2671301 135057
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2008

"This sounds great, but it is far too much for us empty-nesters. It seems to be a good recipe to just half. Has anyone tried this??"

nan31 User ID: 3064497 42033
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2008

"its great food an i liked it!"

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