9/14/11

Crockpot Pizza

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Here is a good recipe to play around with. I sometimes just cook 
it in a casserole dish in the oven instead of the crockpot. I use
my precooked hamburger/sphagetti sauce mix from my freezer
cooking sessions to speed this one up. Perfect to start before
dashing out the door for kids sporting events. It cooks on low for 
3-4 hours. So yummy.

Crock pot Pizza

Ingredients:
o    1 pkg wide noodles (penne is best)

o    1/4 cup chopped onion

o    1 1/2 pounds ground beef

o    1 jar Spaghetti sauce

o    1 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning

o    1 pkg. sliced pepperoni

o    3 cups shredded mozerella

o    3 cups shredded cheddar


Directions:
1.    Cook noodles.

2.    In large skillet, cook ground beef and onion; drain.

3.    Stir in spaghetti sauce, italian seasoning .

4.    Drain noodles.

5.    In crock pot coated with non-stick spray,

6.    spread a third of the meat sauce.

7.    Cover with a third of the noodles and pepperoni.

8.    Sprinkle with a third of the cheeses.

9.    Repeat layers twice.

10.  Cook and cover on low 3 to 4 hours or

until heated through and cheese is melted.

13 comments:

  1. Delicious!!!!! thanx for the recipe!!

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    1. Glad you liked it! Thanks for stopping by!
      Jan

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  2. If you bake it, what temp & time?

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    1. I usually bake it at about 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, till it is hot and bubbly and the cheese is melty.
      Thanks for asking!
      Jan

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  3. In the directions it says to mix the sauce, seasoning and veggies...what veggies? The only ones I see are the onions that are in the meat. Am I missing something? Thanks!

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    1. Thanks for pointing that out, I hadn't noticed it. I took it out. I do almost always throw in extra veggies (like zucchini, carrots, etc) in my own spaghetti sauce, so i must have just typed it like I make my spaghetti sauce without thinking! Glad you caught it!
      Jan

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  4. I'm new to crock pot cooking (at least, cooking it myself. My mom has been using a crock pot my whole life!)
    Would it be possible to make this recipe with uncooked pasta? I know you have a macaroni and cheese recipe that uses uncooked pasta, but there are others that start with cooked pasta. What factors go into a recipe (any recipe) that make it better suited for uncooked or cooked pasta? Are there other ingredients that help with the cooking process when beginning with uncooked pasta?
    Thank you for your help! I'm looking forward to trying your recipes!

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    1. That is a great question! They key to using uncooked pasta in the recipe is to ensure the pasta is completely covered in "sauce" /liquid, and that you have enough liquid for both the pasta to absorb while it cooks as well as for the recipe itself. I do have a recipe for crockpot spaghetti-0's that uses uncooked pasta. I would think if you add extra spaghetti sauce to the above recipe, and layer it so all the pasta is completely submerged into the sauce it would work out great! Definitely worth playing with in my view! getting the liquid ratio right is the only problem that I forsee. Here is the link to the spaghetti-o post: http://www.thetipgarden.com/2012/02/crockpot-spaghetti-os.html
      Best of luck with your crockpot cooking! Let me know how it goes! I'd love to hear back!
      Jan

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    2. Thank you so much! I am going to try this recipe tomorrow! I will let you know how it goes.

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  5. I made it and it's delicious! I made my own spaghetti sauce, which this time ended up consisting of 28 oz can tomato sauce plus 28 oz can crushed tomatoes with spices and sauteed onions. That was enough liquid to cover and properly cook the raw pasta after cooking it for about 4 hours.
    Thank you so much for this recipe!

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    1. Oh yea! I think I'm going to now use your recipe and give it a go too! Thanks for sharing with all of us!
      Your the best!
      Jan

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  6. Tiffany6/13/2016

    I am about to make this but i am concerned about the noodkes being a bit mushy after cooking then AND putting them in the crockpot to cook for even longer. I like my noodles kind of al dente i guess u would say.. I dunno.... But How do the noodles come out? Im curious to know. Thank you!

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    1. I am an empty nester now and haven't made this in a few years, but I used to slightly under cook the pasta and then just makesure it was covered well in plenty of sauce, so that the liquid from the sauce would just help cook it the rest of the way. I didn't undercook alot, just aldente like you said, don't cook ALL the way through, you know? let the crockpot finishthem up, and you should be just fine. Let me know what you do, and how it goes for you. Best wishes!

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