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Slow Cooker Pizza in a Pot Recipe

Slow Cooker Pizza in a Pot Recipe

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 YIELD: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 (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe Note

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.

Nutritional 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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buzzgarrett User ID: 6193640 233527
Reviewed 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!"

[email protected] User ID: 1202636 220669
Reviewed 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 User ID: 7688063 33725
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2014

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

zorkonsmom User ID: 47456 28966
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2013

"out of this world"

GoodyQueen User ID: 6208519 29073
Reviewed 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 User ID: 7360497 67594
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2013

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

Hepzibah User ID: 172179 28964
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2013

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

julzrulz9 User ID: 7093746 29072
Reviewed May. 12, 2013

"Soooo yummy! Love this one!"

DLLucas User ID: 6732356 81969
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2012

"I made this today. I added our favorite pizza topping in 1/2 cup measures. Mushrooms, sliced green olives, bacon. I also added the el dente pasta near the end of the slow cooker process. About 20 minutes before we were ready to eat.

Fabulous recipe idea. Thanks!"

jenrsnyder User ID: 6252990 27373
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2012

"I tweaked this a tiny bit to accomodate what I had on hand and baked it because I made it after work. Definitely a keeper!!"

administrator User ID: 1996148 74315
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2012

"my son brought the grandkids in and stood staring at my crockpot I told him to get small of it to take to work, everyone who has tried this loves it my 2 year old grandson says yum so 5 stars"

rawalmonds User ID: 4099788 75744
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2012

"My husband RAVES about this. I used venison for the ground meat. Turned out great!"

sd20 User ID: 5560294 107023
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2012

"Very good and easy to make! :)"

Summy User ID: 1386846 83531
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2010

"I've made this wonderful recipe for parties. People attack it like hungry sharks, then stand around scraping the crockpot for every last bit of cheese. I always use Italian cheese blend for more flavor. Also, I suggest that you definitely cook the pasta very al dente, because sometimes it can get mushy. Mushy or not, this recipe goes fast!"

bullwink User ID: 2691042 28957
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2010

"easy favorite in my house!! I use ground turkey instead of ground beef, and I only use one pack of pepperoni turns out just wonderful."

feathermac32 User ID: 4066182 33219
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2010

"YUMMY!! But next time I'll use less pepperoni! :)"

sdavis1 User ID: 3523724 29071
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2009

"This is a great recipe. I've made it several times. All I can say is wow!"

wild west User ID: 2752263 82974
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2009

"can i do this recipe in the oven"

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