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Slow Cooker Pizza in a Pot

With warm breadsticks or garlic toast on the side, this is one dinner I know my family will always eagerly eat. —Dianna Cline, Phillippi, West Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 cups spiral pasta, cooked and drained
  • 2 packages (3-1/2 ounces each) sliced pepperoni
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • In a large skillet, cook the beef, green pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato sauce, pizza sauce and tomato paste.
  • In a 5-qt. slow cooker, layer the pasta, beef mixture, pepperoni and cheese. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until heated through.
If you'd like, substitute 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage for the pepperoni in Pizza in a Pot. Cook it along with the ground beef, green pepper and onion.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 473 calories, 23g fat (10g saturated fat), 89mg cholesterol, 829mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 31g protein.

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  • afoth73
    May 23, 2020

    We loved this recipe! My husband wants me to add a can of Cheddar cheese soup or Velveeta sauce next time!! Yum!

  • buzzgarrett
    Sep 27, 2015

    Husband said it's a keeper. I added mushrooms and black olives. Sub 1/2 lb sausage for 1/2 lb burger. Only used 2 1/2 cups pasta. All else the same. Great recipe!

  • mythyagain
    Feb 16, 2015

    A very quick and easy meal. I substituted salsa for the tomato sauce and added some pizza seasoning to the ground beef as it cooked.

  • MOTCook
    Oct 12, 2014

    I did not use the pepperoni. Instead I followed the suggestion of substituting pork in its place. It was delicious.

  • Raynebow68
    Nov 18, 2013

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  • zorkonsmom
    Nov 5, 2013

    out of this world

  • GoodyQueen
    Oct 13, 2013

    Good, but to me it just tasted like a basic pasta and meat sauce. The cheese melted into the ground beef so it really wasn't noticeable or able to be tasted by the time the whole thing heated. Definitely wouldn't call this Pizza in a Pot.

  • ycruzz3
    Aug 5, 2013

    It was easy to make and the family loved it!!

  • tinymomma
    Jul 14, 2013

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  • Hepzibah
    Jun 13, 2013

    Love this recipe! I've been making it for years.