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Slow Cooker Pizza Casserole

A comforting casserole with mass appeal is just what you need when cooking for a crowd. For added convenience, it stays warm in a slow cooker. —Virginia Krites, Cridersville, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2 hours
  • Makes
    14 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 329 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 885mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein.

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  • Jersey
    Jun 18, 2020

    Haven't made this yet, but looks great (hence 5 stars). Has anyone tried cooking this on the stove instead of crockpot?

  • Courtney
    Jan 18, 2020

    Family LOVES this. We add chopped bell pepper, mushrooms and olives. I cook the pasta only about half way before adding it to the crockpot

  • anticip8
    Nov 19, 2019

    The only changes I made were to use beef, sausage and pepperoni along with Alfredo sauce in place of the soup. It was really rich, thick and a definite keeper. It will be in my winter rotation of easy quick recipes. And I did cook the pasta all the way before adding and it did not get mushy.

  • Jerame
    Oct 23, 2019

    A recent addition to our family's favorite food list. I did change it up a bit. I use Italian sausage instead of beef, and use chunky spaghetti sauce instead of pizza sauce. I also add a small jar of garlic alfredo sauce and black olives.

  • donnad623
    Jul 13, 2019

    This recipe was amazing. I just added fresh parsley and fresh oregano. Absolutely delicious!

  • Medic 716
    Apr 8, 2019

    easy and quick to make with super good flavor

  • sarah2830
    Oct 16, 2018

    Seems my previous review was cut off. I cut the recipe in half. I used Italian sausage instead of hamburger. I also added Italian seasoning

  • chefheidi18
    Jun 12, 2018

    It was easy to make and good dlavor.

  • Lynda1111
    Dec 10, 2017

    5 stars for ease of preparation, but only 3 on taste for my family. While it was good, it was too mild for our taste. If I make it again, I will use spicy Italian sausage for more flavor. Also, I only added 2 cups cheese to casserole & did not add cooked pasta until the end of cooking since I didn't want mushy pasta. I have a casserole crockpot so I can separate the pot from the heating element & I did put cheese on top of the casserole, put it under broiler & let it get bubbly for a pretty presentation.

  • hyattmyers
    Mar 23, 2017

    Family loved it