Crockpot Pizza with Deep Dish Crust

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This recipe originally appeared on Real Housemoms.

Crockpot Pizza

One thing my family can’t get enough of is P-I-Z-Z-A. I’m always on the lookout for new and different recipes that make life a littler bit easier. Not to mention, buying takeout is expensive! This Crockpot Pizza makes dinner simple, for sure.

It’s wonderful, you can prep everything, put it in your crockpot and come home to a delicious homemade pizza. And, you can’t burn this one!

Crockpot Pizza is an excellent recipe to make on game day too since it’s literally set it and forget it. We love this recipe as well as these 3-Ingredient Crockpot Meatballs and this Crockpot Casserole when having people over to watch the game.

Can You Make Pizza in a Slow Cooker?

You may be asking yourself “can you really cook dough in your crockpot”? I was skeptical at first, but it totally works! The crust comes out golden and crispy, just the way it should be. So yes, you totally can make Pizza in a crockpot! My family gives this recipe rave reviews. It’s even good leftover for lunch the next day, however, that’s probably unlikely!

Crockpot pizza with cheese.

There are a couple tricks for your pizza to turn out right, but it can definitely be easily done and taste amazing. You don’t even have to have a ton of culinary skill!

Definitely experiment with this easy slow-cooker pizza with any of your favorite pizza toppings! My family always chooses pepperoni, but the combinations are endless!

Crockpot Pizza with pepperoni.

How to Make A Crockpot Pizza

It all starts with the dough.

Scatter flour on a large piece of parchment paper making sure to get a little flour on each side of the dough. Roll the pizza dough out on the paper in an oval shape. Make sure to roll and stretch the dough 2-inches longer and 2-inches wider than your crockpot.

Dough for Crockpot Pizza

Use the edges of the paper to lower the crust into the crock.

Cook the pork sausage (and opinion if using) in a skillet over medium high heat, breaking into small pieces with a wooden spoon. Add your minced garlic the last few minutes of cooking.

Spread sauce over the bottom of the pizza crust inside of crockpot. Then cover with cheese. Lift and stretch the sides of the dough so it extends past the cheese. Sprinkle the crumbled sausage over the cheese and then add the pepperoni (if using). Lift and stretch the sides of the crust again so it is above the edge of the toppings.

Steps for making crockpot pizza.

Here’s an important step, to absorb excess moisture, cover the crockpot with a long piece of paper towel. Place the lid over the paper towel and pull it tight.

Slow cook your delicious pizza for 2-3 hours on high, or 4-5 hours on low. Watch it the first time you cook it to make sure you have the correct cooking time.

Crockpot Pizza fresh out of the crockpot.

When ready to serve, lift the pizza out of the crock by the edges of the parchment paper and sprinkle the top with parmesan cheese and parsley. Cut into 4 slices. Enjoy!

Tips for The Best Crockpot Pizza

  • This recipe works best in a 6-8 quart crockpot.
  • This is a must, make sure you prep your crockpot with grease or parchment paper so your pizza comes out easily.
  • You can use a homemade pizza dough recipe or fresh or frozen pizza dough, your choice.
  • For the crust, you need to make sure it comes up above your ingredients on all sides. That makes for a better looking pizza as well as ease when you’re taking it out of the slow cooker.
  • To soak up moisture, place a paper towel over the crockpot before placing the lid on. This will absorb moisture while the pizza is cooking so you get that crisp crust you’re looking for.
  • Crockpots vary in cooking time, so monitor the recipe the first time you make it to find the perfect cook time.
  • This recipe is customizable to whatever toppings you want to include. Pepperoni, ham, veggies, go for it!
  • You can totally make this a little healthier by using a whole wheat crust – we do it all the time!

How to Make a Crockpot Pizza Casserole

So, I have a VERY popular recipe for Crockpot Pizza Casserole that is ahhhmazing anytime of the year. We haven’t met anyone who doesn’t like it! It’s great to take to potlucks when feeding a crowd. It’s so easy to put together too!

Find the recipe for Crockpot Pizza Casserole here.

Crockpot Pizza Casserole is an easy weeknight dinner everyone LOVES! Simple and delicious every time. It's even great leftover for lunch the next day!

Tools Used to Make Crockpot Pizza

6-quart Crockpot – Ideal for all your favorite slow-cooker recipes – its 6-quart capacity and programmable time settings can accommodate varied cooking needs on your schedule.

Large Non-stick Skillet – Perfect for browning and sautéing or making everything from risotto or beef stroganoff!

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Crockpot Pizza with pepperoni.

Crockpot Pizza

You have to try this Crockpot Pizza recipe!  It’s a deep dish pizza that’s absolutely amazing.  What could be easier than crispy pizza in your slow cooker!

Print Pin Rate

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes

Servings: 4
Calories: 635kcal
Author: Erin Henry

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh pizza dough (or frozen pizza dough, thawed)
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 pound italian pork sausage (cooked)
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 1/2   cups shredded italian blend cheese
  • 8-12 slices pepperoni
  • Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley (optional)

Instructions

  • Scatter flour on a large piece of parchment paper making sure to get a little on each side of the dough.  Roll the pizza dough out on the paper in an oval shape. Make sure to roll and stretch the dough 2-inches longer and 2-inches wider than your crockpot.  Use the edges of the paper to lower the crust into the crock.
  • Cook the pork sausage in a skillet over medium high heat, breaking into small pieces with a wooden spoon.  Add minced garlic the last few minutes of cooking.
  • Spread sauce over the bottom of the pizza crust.  Then cover with cheese. Lift and stretch the sides of the dough so it extends past the cheese. Sprinkle the crumbled sausage over the cheese and then add the pepperoni (if using).  Lift and stretch the sides of the crust again so it is above the edge of the toppings.
  • To absorb excess moisture, cover the crockpot with a long piece of paper towel. Place the lid over the paper towel and pull it tight.
  • Slow cook the pizza for 2-3 hours on high, or 4-5 hours on low. When ready to serve, lift the pizza out of the crock by the edges of the parchment paper and sprinkle the top with parmesan cheese and parsley. Cut into 4 slices. Enjoy!

Notes

To make sure your dough doesn’t stick, you can either use parchment paper or grease the inside of your crockpot. 

Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.

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Nutrition

Calories: 635kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 1812mg | Potassium: 455mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 440IU | Vitamin C: 7.1mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 4.8mg
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American

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Enjoy a homemade Crockpot Pizza tonight at your house!

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You have to try this Crockpot Pizza recipe!  It's a deep dish pizza that's absolutely amazing.  What could be easier than crispy pizza in your slow cooker!

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