Try a Crock Pot Pizza at your house tonight! This pizza recipe is super easy and the crust comes out golden and crispy! A lifesaver on busy weeknights!
One thing my family can’t get enough of is pepperoni pizza! I’m always on the lookout for new and different recipes that make life easier. Not to mention, buying takeout is expensive! This Crock Pot Pizza makes things simple, for sure. It’s wonderful, you can prep everything, put it in your crockpot and come home to a delicious homemade pizza! I love serving this pizza with a chicken caesar salad for a filling meal.
CROCK POT PIZZA
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Crock Pot Pizza is an excellent recipe to make on game day too since it’s literally set it and forget it. We love this recipe as well as these 3-Ingredient Crockpot Meatballs and this Crockpot Casserole when having people over to watch the game.
You may be asking yourself, “Can you really cook the dough in your slow cooker?” I was skeptical at first, but it totally works! The crust comes out golden and crispy, just the way it should be. So yes, you totally can! My family gives it RAVE reviews. It’s even good leftover for lunch the next day, however, that’s probably unlikely! There are a couple tricks for your pizza to turn out right, but it can definitely be easily done and taste amazing. You don’t even have to have a ton of cooking skills!
Tips for The Best Crock Pot Pizza
- Make sure you prep your slow cooker with grease or parchment paper so your pizza comes out easily.
- You can use a homemade easy peasy pizza dough recipe or fresh or frozen pizza dough.
- For the crust, you need to make sure it comes up above your ingredients on all sides. That makes for a better-looking pizza, and it’s easier to take out of the slow cooker.
- To absorb moisture, place a paper towel over the crockpot before placing the lid on. This will absorb moisture while the pizza is cooking so you get a crisp crust.
- Crock pots vary in cooking time, so monitor the recipe the first time you make it to figure out the perfect cook time.
- You can totally make this a little healthier by using a whole wheat crust.
I with a classic sausage pizza for my family, but you can use whichever toppings you like! Ham, bell peppers, olives, ground beef, chicken, onions…the possibilities are endless! Enjoy a homemade Crock Pot Pizza at your house tonight! It’s sure to become one of your best crock pot recipes!
Want more pizza recipes?
- Crock Pot Pizza Dip
- BBQ Chicken Pizza
- Pizza Lasagna
- Crock Pot Pizza Casserole
- Taco Pizza
- White Pizza Dip
- Easy Veggie Pizza
- More dinner recipes…
Tools used to make this Crock Pot Pizza recipe
Slow Cooker: I love this crock pot! The lid is very secure and I can pack it up and take it on the go if I’m heading to a potluck. This slow cooker is a workhorse in my kitchen and has worked great for years!
Large Skillet: This skillet is my go-to kitchen tool. It’s large circumference and high sides make it perfect for cooking anything from one pan meals to soups and sauces.
- 1 pound fresh pizza dough or frozen pizza dough, thawed
- 1 TBSP flour
- 1/2 pound Italian pork sausage cooked
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce
- 1 1/2 cups shredded Italian blend cheese
- 8-12 slices pepperoni
- Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley optional
- Scatter flour on a large piece of parchment paper making sure to get a little on each side of the dough. Roll the pizza dough out on the paper in an oval shape. Make sure to roll and stretch the dough 2-inches longer and 2-inches wider than the crockpot. Use the edges of the paper to lower the crust into the crock.
- Cook the pork sausage in a skillet over medium-high heat, breaking into small pieces with a wooden spoon. Add minced garlic the last few minutes of cooking.
- Spread sauce over the bottom of the pizza crust. Then cover with cheese. Lift and stretch the sides of the dough so it extends past the cheese. Sprinkle the crumbled sausage over the cheese and then add the pepperoni (if using). Lift and stretch the sides of the crust again so it is above the edge of the toppings.
- To catch excess moisture, cover the crockpot with a long piece of paper towel. Place the lid over the paper towel and pull it tight.
- Cook the pizza for 2-3 hours on HIGH, or 4-5 hours on LOW When ready to serve, lift the pizza out of the crock by the edges of the parchment paper and sprinkle the top with parmesan cheese and parsley. Cut into 8 slices. Enjoy!