Crock Pot Pizza Casserole

Here is a great casserole made in the crockpot. This will have them coming back for more! :)

There has been a disclaimer on this one for awhile due to some inconsistencies. This recipe tends to act differently in different crockpots.  Thanks to reader Teresa the recipe has been adjusted according to her success. Please note the changes

4.5 from 2 reviews
Crock Pot Pizza Casserole
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 6-8
  • 1 Box Spiral Pasta (uncooked but rinsed)
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced pepperoni
  • 1 Small Can tomato Paste
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  1. Spray Large Crockpot 6qt or larger with non-stick spray
  2. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef with the onion, garlic and green bell pepper. Drain excess fat.
  3. Rinse pasta and place in the crock-pot with drained ground beef mix. Stir. Tomato paste and water over noodle mix.
  4. Top with shredded Mozzarella.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours (no peeking)
  6. Serve with a side salad

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  1. I’m making this for dinner tonight and just have 2 quick questions. How much pasta is there in the box you use? I have a 900g bag, and think it’s probably too much. Also, do you put the pepperoni in at the same time as everything else? Thank you! Can’t wait to try this…

  2. Lynnette says:

    I have this in the crock pot right now, and I must say it is smelling quite yummy =)

  3. Do you cook the pasta before putting it into the crock pot?

  4. Hi Amanda! I saw this post on Pinterest and came right over : ) This looks fabulous… so much so that I’ve scheduled a ‘re-post’ on my blog for Tuesday. I’ve included a link here to give you credit. I hope you don’t mind.

    Thanks so much!

  5. Do you cook the pasta before you put it in the crockpot??

  6. I tried the crockpot pizza casserole, I followed the directions and I cooked it for 8 hours like it said and it was burnt around the edges and awful dry, I think it needs more liquid and less cook time, did anyone else have this problem?

    • Cathy, the recipe calls for 4-5 hours on low. That could be the problem.

      • suzanne says:

        I had the same problem and only cooked on low for 4 hrs! Next time I am adding more sauce and also boiling noodles just for about 5 minutes beforehand. It was dry and most of the noodles were too chewy. Other than that it was a good recipe!

  7. Christina says:

    ok i have a question how much water exactly do u add?? In the ingred. it says 1/2 cup and in the instructions it says a 1/4 of a cup…which is it??

  8. looking forward to the recipe being posted again

  9. Well, I wrote down the recipe yesterday to use today…and had to check really quick whether it was low or high (because I forgot to write it down) and it’s gone! I hope it comes back soon! : )

  10. Hi Amanda! The recipe looked amazing and I got all the ingredients yesterday. Can you send to me? No complaints if it doesn’t turn out right, it’s all about trying something new :)

  11. Hey, I’m kind of nervous to make this today but I have all the ingredients and wrote down the recipe so I’m going to give it a go. I can let you know how it turns out.

  12. Omg, I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious!!! I altered the recipe a little bit and used half the amount of ground beef and substituted the other 1/2 lb with Italian sausage. I also threw in a small can of sliced olives and mushrooms. Once it was done cooking it smelled just like a combination pizza. Definitely going to be making this again!!!

  13. Florence says:

    In the crockpot as we speak! :)

  14. My husband is a vegetarian. Do you think I could substitute the “veggie crumbles” & “pepperoni” it would work??

  15. Wanted to let you know that I tried this and wrote about it on my blog. My cheese acted a little funny, but other than that, it was delicious!

  16. Lauren says:

    made this tonight and agree that it needs more sauce. other than that it was good. may use sausage next time along with the olives and mushrooms I added this time.

  17. This is so yummy! I made a few adjustments, though. I added 1 cup of water (instead of 1/2 c) and 1 small can of tomato paste. I also skipped the bell pepper and hamburger but instead added sausage and mushrooms. I also did not cook my onion before adding. I only needed to cook mine for about 3 hours on low. So good!

  18. I made this today and added some Italian seasoning (or basil +oregano), salt and garlic powder to my meat mixture. For me, it only needed about 1.5 hours to cook on low. The taste was good and it was super simple. Next time I will be adding even more seasoning and a bit more salt to bring out the flavors a bit more as it was a tad bland; I might also top the mozzarella cheese with a bit of parmesan when served. Will definitely be making this again. Thank you for the recipe!

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