Have I ever steered you wrong? Yeah, no I haven’t. This pizza is unlike any other you have tried. If you try this, it might even turn out to be a weekly ritual in your family. I know my kiddos certainly go gaga over this casserole. They like to eat it with breadsticks and salad with lots of ranch dressing. My husband also enjoys this meal and says that the leftovers are the best part.
I so agree! Every kid will be so glad when you come back from a sporting event or a long day of school to a warm and yummy pizza in the crock pot.
1 box Barilla Rigatoni Pasta (or any pasta of choice, really), cooked el dente
2 cans Barilla pizza sauce
1 lb. beef, browned
1 package pepperoni
16 oz. Kraft mozzarella cheese
Start by cooking your Barilla pasta. I prefer Barilla pasta because I’ve never gone wrong when creating a recipe for a wonderful meal and being able to keep feeding them happily and healthfully!
While the box of pasta is cooking, start browning your beef, then add in pizza sauce and stir well. Once your pasta is cooked, mix the meat mixture and pasta together, then pour into the slow cooker. You could just place directly in a 9×13 pan and put in the oven, but if you want to come back to it later, the slow cooker works just as well!
I layer the mixture into the slow cooker, so I put some tomato sauce at the bottom of the crockpot, then add my noodle/beef mixture, then add some cheese on top, then top with pepperoni. Then I add more pasta/meat, more cheese, then more pepperoni. Layer the top of the casserole with cheese and pepperoni and put the lid on the crockpot. Let it cook for about 1-2 hours until everything is melted and smelling delicious, then enjoy!
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Quick Tip: Use different types of pasta for different textures.
Thank you Delicious Recipe Tips for this great photo.