Slow Cooker Pizza (Freezer to Crockpot)

Slow Cooker Pizza

Slow Cooker Pizza

Ingredients:

1.5 pounds ground beef
1 med onion
1 green pepper
3 oz pepperoni
32 oz spaghetti sauce
box of rigatoni
10 oz moz cheese shredded
10 oz cheddar shredded

Directions:

  • Brown ground beef
  • Boil Noodles
  • While ground beef is cooking, chop onion and green pepper
  • Layer 1/2 meat, 1/2 pasta and 1/2 cheese.
  • Repeat layers.
  • Cook on low for 4 hours.

Freezer to Slow Cooker Recipe Instructions

  1. Mix together meat, onion, green pepper and sauce.
  2. Separate it into 2 quart size freezer bags.
  3. Mix together Mozzarella and Cheddar Chese into freezer safe bag.
  4. Staple bags together.
  5. Label each bag with which recipe they’re for & lay flat to freeze.
  6. It is important that the bags are thawed out the morning you are ready to assemble this recipe, so that you can appropriately layer it.
  7. Follow cooking instructions above when ready to cook.

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Comments

  1. GranolaMom says

    Hey there! So… question, esepcially on the meatloaf – but i closed that tab and can't find it again! are the cooking times for these freezer-crock recipies from FROZEN or do you thaw them overnight first?

    This whole f-c is GENIUS!!!! Thanks sooo much for doing all this work so I don't have to! Got another baby coming and i'm thinking I'll do these types of meals instead of meats & sides so it makes the whole meal thing even easier!

    • Sidetracked Sarah says

      You are so sweet! It has definitely helped me out a lot. You should try to defrost your stuff by sticking it in the fridge the night before if possible. If you happen to forget like I often do, either let it sit out all morning and cook it on high…or just stick it in frozen, just allow for some extra cooking time (like an hour or so).

  2. Lesley says

    My family loved this, it was great! Just thought I would mention that when I printed off the recipe page with ingredients list, pepperoni was not on the list, but I didn’t notice that until I brought everything home, and started it, so you may want to add that to the ingredient list on the recipe page. Thanks!

    • Sidetracked Sarah says

      Oh I'm so sorry. I'll update that. I know why that is…. we always have it in our freezer. That doesn't help YOU very much though, does it? I appreciate you letting me know my error so we can make life a bit easier for everyone else!

  3. Sara says

    I had to laugh when I read the title of your site…Sidetracked Sarah! I am a Sara Mom too and I always feel sidetracked. LOVE your name! Am anxious to try your recipes and be more efficient in the kitchen. :) Sara

    • Sidetracked Sarah says

      Thanks for saying hello, Sara! :) That's hard to type without an "h". Glad you like the name and I hope you enjoy the recipes!

  4. Brittany says

    Is it one box of rigatoni per serving or do we split the rigatoni into two as well? Thanks in advance for a reply, love your recipes and can already see that they will be a time (and sanity!) saver!

    • Sidetracked Sarah says

      Hi Brittany. The rigatoni is one box for the whole serving. The only reason that you are putting 1/2 in one bag and 1/2 in the other (of the meat mixture) is so that it is easier to layer. You'll be using it all in this one dish, unless you need a much smaller serving for your family of course. I hope that helps! I hope you continue to enjoy the recipes!

  5. says

    Hi Sarah, to take another step out of the equation when you're cooking this, you can cook and freeze the pasta as well. Just cook as normal, rinse well, and lay flat in a freezer bag. Will defrost overnight in the fridge with the other ingredients.

    Love your page and recipes!

    • Sidetracked Sarah says

      Wow, I've never tried that. I always heard that the noodles weren't a very good consistency. I'll have to give a try and see for myself. Thanks for the heads up!!

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