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Slow Cooker Meaty Pizza

Slow Cooker Meaty Pizza

This Slow Cooker Meaty Pizza turned out great.  Have you ever tried to make homemade pizza in your crock-pot? Yes, It can be done! The crust even gets crispy.

We often have a pizza night at my house.  I normally make homemade pizza dough and everyone gets a portion to make their own person pan pizza or calzone.  I decided to try an easier version of homemade pizza in the crock-pot.  This time I used a store bought can of refrigerated pizza dough and placed it in the bottom of the crock-pot.  I then added our favorite toppings.  I was so excited it worked!   You know how much I love my crock-pot.  It is just so much easier to toss everything together and let it cook. After trying this Slow Cooker Meaty Pizza, I may never order pizza again nor will I bake a homemade pizza in the oven.

CrockPot Slow cooker Pizza

Why Use Your Crock-Pot/Slow Cooker?

I use my crock-pot for different reasons during different seasons.  During the summer, the crock-pot cooks without heating up the entire house. Since I live in the south, this is a huge benefit.  In the winter, I enjoy so many soups like homemade chicken noodle, chicken tortilla, gumbo, chili, beans, and much more that are easy to prepare using a crock-pot. The best advantage of using the crock-pot is when you get home from a long, exhausting day, dinner is ready.  It makes me feel like the modern-day June Cleaver when I say “Dinner is Served.”  I almost want to start singing “Be our guest, Be our guest” from Beauty and the Beast.  So, I know I am little obsessed with my crock-pot, but I cannot help it when I smell all the enticing, alluring smells coming from the kitchen with such little effort.  So, be my guest and start taking advantage of all the benefits of using your crock-pot.  The main purpose for is to encourage families to cook together, eat around the table together, and share God’s Word together.  For a busy family, this can be an extremely difficult challenge. Try your crock-pot more often and see if it will help with this challenge.

Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Pizza
  • 1 can refrigerated pizza dough
  • 1 cup of pizza sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 6 to 8 pieces of bacon, cooked hard and crumbles
  • 1 - ½ cups packed fresh spinach
  • 1 tablespoon of Pizza seasoning (I use Chef Paul Phrudomn's Pizza Pasta Magic)
  1. Cook the bacon until hard and crumble it up.
  2. Brown the ground sausage.
  3. Spray the inside of the Crock-Pot slow cooker with cooking spray.
  4. Cut off two pieces 6 inch strip x 18 inches wide of Heavy Duty Foil.
  5. Fold each piece and crisscross it in the bottom of the Crock-Pot.
  6. Spray the Foil with cooking spray also.
  7. Unroll the pizza dough and line the bottom of the Crock-Pot.
  8. Add the pizza sauce.
  9. Next, layer the brown sausage and crumbled bacon.
  10. Add the spinach.
  11. Top everything with Pizza seasoning and cheese.
  12. Cover and Cook on High for 2 - ½ hours.
  13. Use the foil handles to remove the pizza.

Other Crock-Pot Recipes on my blog. Click the picture for the recipe.

Crock-Pot Meatloaf

BBQ Pulled Pork

Crock-Pot Cheesy Hash Browns & Ham

18 Responses to Slow Cooker Meaty Pizza

  1. Pizza in a crock pot? Who’d a thunk? :) Now we’ve got to try this with some Rhodes dough. Thanks for the idea!

  2. I make so much in my crock pot and I told hubby I was making this on Sunday night and he gave me the strangest look. I love proving him wrong. hehehe Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I’ve pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board

    • Tammy,

      It sounds crazy, but it truly works. I love this crock-pot slow cooker pizza. Make sure to use my homemade handles to lift the pizza up. The first time I made the pizza I could not get it out of the crock-pot.

      Diane Raork

  3. Could you substitute parchment paper for the foil? I never thought of making pizza in a crock pot but you can roast whole chickens, 5 pounders work nice and you can bake bread also. The chicken takes 3-4 hours on high and the bread takes 1 1/2 – 2 hours on low.

    • L.D.,

      I made this pizza twice. The first time I did not use anything to lift the pizza out. Pizza cooked and worked fine, but it did not come out pretty. I decided to make me some handles the second time to lift the pizza out of the crock-pot. It worked great!

      I had not tried parchment paper. It would not stick and it you can definitely cook with it. Parchment paper is also pretty strong. I not sure if it will work, but I might try it next time. If you try it, let me know how it worked.

      Diane Roark

  4. Wow! This looks just so delicious! I have only just bought a slow cooker recently and am trying to find tasty ways to use it. This is perfect! How long do you think it would take if I cooked it on low? Thank you!

  5. Ok, I had no idea, you could make pizza in a crockpot, but seriously going to try this the next time we make pizza, because it looks so easy to do. Huge thank you for sharing, I have pinned and will share all over. Thanks Diane and hope you are having a wonderful weekend now :)

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