Yes! You CAN cook a Pizza in the Crock Pot with this Slow Cooker Pizza Recipe!
Every Friday night at our house is Pizza Friday. It is an evening that the kids look forward to every week. A night that I don’t usually have to cook and we can all just hang out and decompress together.
Even though we all LOVE pizza, having the same pizza every week can get a little old and ordering in each week can get a little pricey.
We like to mix up our Pizza nights with different pizza recipes each week.
Some weeks we will order in from our favorite pizza deliver place and other weeks we will make our own pizzas and add whatever toppings we want.
Often, I’ll grab a take and bake from the grocery store or a frozen pizza when I’m pressed for time.
In the summer time I love to enjoy the evenings in the yard and make a tasty grilled pizza for a change.
You all know how much I love my crock pot for ease an convenience when it comes to meal planning and making dinner time easy, so of course I had to text out a slow cooker pizza recipe too!
Cooking a pizza in the slow cooker was very easy and surprisingly tasty! We typically eat a basic pan pizza or thing crust so this slow cooker pizza recipes was nice change to the crust style as well.
A slow cooker pizza will result in more of a deep dish style pizza with a thicker, soft crust than when you cook a pan pizza in the oven.
The results of my slow cooker pizza got two thumbs up from the kids and was super easy to prepare. I used a pre-made dough and was able to prep the pizza in under five minutes! Bonus points that my slow cooker automatically switches to the warm setting so that the pizza was ready to eat when the family got home but I was able to prep the dinner hours earlier!
Slow Cooker Pizza Recipe
For my version of a slow cooker pizza I wanted it to be as easy to prepare as possible so I used pre-made and portioned ingredients.
All that is needed for this slow cooker pizza recipe is one pre-made pizza dough, a small jar of pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, and sliced pepperoni. You can leave off the pepperoni if you’d like or add any additional toppings. I wouldn’t recommend too many wet toppings though so that your crust will cook properly and not be soggy.
To start, lightly spray the bottom of your crock pot with a cooking spray. Next, open up your pizza dough and press it into the bottom of your pot.
Add sauce and spread evenly across the dough, followed by sprinkling a layer of cheese on top of the sauce and adding any toppings.
Cook your pizza on high roughly 2-3 hours. Your crust will turn a golden color and become lightly crisp and your cheese will be melted.
Enjoy and marvel at how easy (and fun!) your slow cooker pizza was to make!