Make the whole family happy with this easy to make freezer-friendly Crockpot Pizza Pasta in your slow cooker. Throw it in the freezer ahead of time to simplify your weeknight dinner even more!
Without a doubt, pizza is a staple food for almost every family. Almost everyone I know orders pizza at least once every weekend. There is even a little pizza shop in our village that actually delivers out to our house! And we are in the middle of no-where!
Instead of relying on delivery, toss together this easy pizza pasta instead.
If you like other toppings on your pizza, feel free to add your favorites. I am a veggie lover myself. My boys are all meat-lovers. With the exception of one who refuses to eat mushrooms. (shaking my head here) The recipe I have is the compromise between our favorite toppings. If I’m feeling really nice, I will leave out the mushrooms.
He refuses to eat “fungus”. The goofball.
This is one of my favorite meals to pull out of the freezer in a rush before work. I’m sometimes overwhelmed at night and forget to get something out. This pasta sauce thaws during the day in my refrigerator and can be tossed into the Crockpot when I get home. Supper is still on the table at a decent time and I don’t have to worry about it at all.
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I love simplicity.
Freezer Friendly Crockpot Pizza Pasta
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1 pound bulk pork sausage
- 4 jars 14oz. each pizza sauce
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella
- 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 cans 4 oz. each mushrooms, drained
- 2 package 3 oz. each sliced pepperoni
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 pound rotini pasta
Brown ground beef and sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Stir frequently and break up well.
Drain fat from meat.
Transfer meat to a 6-quart or larger Crockpot.
Add all other ingredients (except pasta) to the slow cooker.
Stir to blend.
Cover; cook on LOW 3 1/2 hours or HIGH 2 hours.
Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente.
Stir pasta into pizza sauce in Crockpot. Cover and cook on HIGH another 15 to 20 minutes.
Brown meat and let cool.
Add meat mixture, pizza sauce, mozzarella, Parmesan, mushrooms, pepperoni, onion, green bell pepper and garlic to a large (1-gallon size) freezer bag.
Push out as much air as possible.
Lay flat to freeze.
Thaw and cook as directed above.
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