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Slow-Cooker Pizza Dip

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2 hours

Makes

20 servings

I created this dip for my daughter's pizza-themed birthday party. It was an instant hit and I've continued to take it along to other gatherings. Everyone loves it! —Stephanie Gates, Waterloo, Iowa
Slow-Cooker Pizza Dip Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup diced green pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot garlic bread

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook and crumble beef and sausage over medium heat until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer meat to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Stir in all remaining ingredients except garlic bread.
  2. Cook, covered, on low 2-3 hours or until heated through. Serve with garlic bread.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled dip in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally.

Test Kitchen tips
  • One pound of Italian sausage may be substituted for the 1/2 pound ground beef and 1/2 pound pork sausage.
  • Try topping this dip with sliced olives, pepperoni, or a shake of grated Parm and dried oregano for even bigger pizza flavor.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1/4 cup dip: 68 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 198mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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