Crock Pot Pizza Casserole #BacktoSchoolWeek

Our week continues to be busy and three of our nights were filled with after school sports activities.  Between running errands, working on home projects, organizing, cleaning, cooking, daily homework, and kid’s sports, my days are extremely busy.  I love being able to have my crock pot help me out with dinner sometimes.  Crock Pot Pizza Casserole is incredibly delicious and was a huge hit with my family.  We all enjoyed seconds!  There was minimal prep work, then the crock pot took over the cooking duties for the next 3 hours and it was ready for dinner!  I am pretty sure it is my son’s new favorite meal!  He could not stop raving over it!  My family loves pizza, so trying a new and different version of it was fun and yummy!

recipe from Crock Pot Recipe Exchange

5.0 from 3 reviews
Crock Pot Pizza Casserole #BacktoSchoolWeek
Crock Pot Pizza Casserole is an incredibly delicious meal for the entire family to enjoy! It is really easy to make, kid friendly, and perfect for busy days!
Recipe type: main
  • 1 pound of ground Italian sausage, browned and drained
  • 1/2 pound of ground beef, browned and drained
  • 1/2 large white onion, chopped
  • 8 ounce box of short pasta (rigatoni, penne or ziti), cooked... but undercooked slightly
  • (3) 14 ounce jars of pizza sauce
  • 2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 8 ounce package of sliced pepperoni, placed between paper towels and microwaved for a few seconds to remove all the grease
  • 16 ounces of shredded mozzarella cheese
  1. In a large bowl mix everything together except for the mozzarella cheese
  2. Spray the inside of a 4 - 6 quart Crock-Pot with non-stick spray
  3. Layer the mixture alternately with the shredded mozzarella cheese (three layers, ending with the cheese on top)
  4. Cover and cook on LOW for 3 1/2 - 4 hours. If cooked for longer than 4 hours or on high it may burn (THREE hours worked perfectly for me)

Make sure you enter the awesome #BacktoSchoolWeek Giveaway! There are so many incredible prizes!!!

#BacktoSchoolWeek Graphic

There will be a pinchat on Sunday and here is how it works:

  1. Go to the #BacktoSchoolWeek pin board on Pinterest here. It will be full of fun Pin graphics with questions about back to school. You can re-pin the questions, answer questions in the comment section of the pins and pin crafts/recipes to the board as answers to questions {only the comments on the question pins count as entries to the PinChatLive giveaway} How fun is that?!? {**Only ONE comment per question pin per person, please. Pinterest views multiple comments from the same person on the same pin to be spam}
  2. Go to the YouTube video that will be happening during the PinChatLive from 6-7 pm EST Sunday Aug 25th. We’ll be chatting about back to school and doing a play-by-play of the pinning.You’ll be able to see and hear the hosts of #BacktoSchoolWeek and some of the participating bloggers! Comments on the video count as PinChatLive giveaway entries!
  3. You’ll be able to watch/listen to the YouTube video while you see the PinChat unfold on Pinterest. Cool, right?
Hope you can join us, it’s going to be a Pin-tastic time! Cool, right?

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  1. says

    Another mom and I will be swapping slow cooker recipes next week when we see each other at soccer practice. We were just chatting about what we do for dinner on busy sports nights. I’ll be adding this recipe to our ‘make list’. Thanks!

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