That’s right, you heard me: Pizza WITH CRUST. I have to thank my friend Lauren for requesting a Crock Pot recipe for pizza as a way to “bring world peace (or piece).” I think she might be right – this could solve the world’s problems. Perhaps I’ll tweet it at President Obama…
Anyway, if you are looking for some Sunday Scooby snacks for couch vegging, NFL half time, etc. look no further! Crock Pot pizza is possible. It’s simple and fun and I’m going to show you how to make your very own right now!
- Non-stick cooking spray
- 16 oz of pizza crust dough (Trader J's sells some good crust!)
- 10 oz of pizza sauce
- 1 - 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese
- Any toppings your heart desires (I used lots of mushrooms!)
- A rolling pin or something cylindrical to roll the dough out (I'm classy and used a water glass)
Take the dough out of the refrigerator and let it sit for 20 minutes. Spray the Crock Pot with non-stick spray. Find a large, flat surface to roll the dough out on and sprinkle flour on it liberally. Once you've rolled the dough out evenly, transfer it to the Crock Pot. This is the hardest part. The crust will kind of fold on itself most likely. It's okay though. I just used my hands to smooth out the crust and pinch the crust up on the sides. The dough should come up an inch up on the sides of the Crock Pot. Then add the sauce on top of the dough spreading it evenly around. Then add your toppings and sprinkle cheese on top. Plug the Crock Pot in and set it on high for about 2.5 hours. The crust will turn brown on the sides and start to pull away from the Crock Pot sides. When that happens, shut off the Crock Pot and uncover for 20 minutes to cool. Then remove the pizza with a couple of spatulas, cut it into pieces and enjoy!
Note: Trader Joe’s sells all of these individual pizza supplies. They even sell the pizza crust dough in individual bags in three flavors. I bought the garlic and herbs one, but they also have whole wheat and plain.
OMG IT’S REAL PIZZA. I am sooo happy with this! The worst part about this was waiting for it to finish! My apartment smelled like pizza for two hours and I kept just creeping up to it and checking to see if it was done early. It wasn’t.