Saturday, January 28, 2012

Slow Cooker Saturday: Pizza Bake

After my last near-miss with the Apricot Chicken, I had to come up with something I was sure everyone would love. So, once again, I went back to Six Sisters Stuff looking for a sure thing. I think I may have found it.

Slow Cooker Pizza Bake

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 medium onion (optional), diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
8 oz sliced pepperoni
4 oz (1 cup) shredded mozzarella cheese
8 oz (2 cups) shredded cheddar cheese
12 oz Rigatoni noodles, cooked
15 oz pizza sauce
26 oz Spaghetti sauce

1. Brown meat, onion and pepper in frying pan.
2. Drain grease and add pizza sauce and spaghetti sauce
3. Combine all ingredients in a large crock pot (spray with non-stick spray first).
4. Cook on HIGH for 30 minutes and then LOW for 2 or 3 hours until the cheese melts.

How was it?
It was great! The original instructions said that the recipe made a lot of food. When I was gathering all the ingredients, I found that the whole recipe would fit in my crock pot. But I don't suggest doing that unless you are feeding more than 4 people; it really does make a lot, and it's very filling! It would be best to freeze half of it and cook the rest.


  1. Do you even cook with the noodles in the crock pot? Looks yummy!

    1. It IS yummy! You cook everything before you put it in the crock pot. I thought it would be just as easy to put it all in a casserole dish, and put it in the oven to melt the cheese. Either way, it was good!