Sandra over at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom recently ran her recipe for Pizza in a Pot.  It sounded SOOOOOOOO good and looked so unbelievably delicious that I wanted to make it right then and it was only 8AM.

My biggest problem is that with a major move coming I’ve been using what I already have in the freezer and cupboard for anything and everything I make so I had to adjust it a bit, but we loved the results. I also halved everything and we still will eat on it for 3 days. I can’t wait to make it again with her original ingredients.

Our favorite pizza is a pepperoni/sausage combo and ironically when hubby came in he asked if we were having pizza for dinner!

Sandra’s Recipe: (my changes in red)

Pizza in a Pot

1-1/2 pounds ground beef 3/4 pound mild Italian sausage (casings removed)
1 medium green pepper, chopped 1 cup carrot shreds
1 medium onion, chopped 1 small onion, chopped
15 ounces tomato sauce 8 ounce can tomato sauce
14 ounces pizza sauce 1/2 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons tomato paste 6 ounce can tomato paste
3 cups spiral pasta, cooked and drained 1 1/2 cups (dry) shells
2 packages (3-1/2 ounces each) sliced pepperoni 2 inches deli pepperoni cut into chunks
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese 1 cup Sargento shredded Italian cheese blend

  • In a large skillet, cook the Italian Sausage and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, drain well. 
  • Stir in the tomato sauce, tomato paste and broth.
  • In a 5-qt. slow cooker, layer the pasta, sausage mixture, pepperoni and cheese. 
  • Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours or until heated through.

Yield: 6-8 servings.

Sandra’s note: If you’d like, substitute 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage for the pepperoni in Pizza in a Pot. Cook it along with the ground beef, green pepper and onion.