For many people, pizza is a staple of their eating habits. Thanks to this genius idea from Sara of the blog Average Betty you can easily make it. Her secret? Use a Crock-Pot, or a slow cooker, to bake the pizza. It might sound strange, but once you see how she does it, you’ll want to try it for yourself.
Sara made her pizza with store-bought dough and sauce from a can. Keep reading to see the step-by-step instructions of how to create this delicious masterpiece.
Before you start cooking, it’s important to place some parchment paper inside the Crock-Pot, as seen below. The paper will act as a sort of sling that will make it much easier to pull out the pizza when it’s done.
Once the dough is ready, press it to the bottom of the pot. Make sure to leave room around the edges so you can form the crust.
Then, you can spread your sauce. Sara uses store-bought red sauce, but you can make your own, or use whatever sauce you’d like.
Next, it’s time to lay down the cheese and whatever toppings you’d like. Sara opted for a traditional cheese and pepperoni pizza, but you can do just about anything you can think of.
Now it’s time to let this baby cook. Sara recommends leaving it in the Crock-Pot for an hour on a high setting, then opening the lid to wipe off any condensation that may have formed. Once the lid is cleaned, let it cook for another half hour.
Just look at how beautiful this pie is.
Is your mouth watering right now? Mine sure is. I think I know what I’m having for dinner tonight. You can watch Sara explain the process in more detail by watching the video below.
Ingredients for Crock Pot Pizza:
- prepared pizza dough
- pizza sauce
- shredded cheese
- toppings of your choice
Directions for Crock Pot Pizza:
1) Oil base of crock pot and line with a sling made from parchment paper.
2) Shape pizza dough into bottom of slow cooker.
3) Top with sauce, cheese and other desired toppings.
4) Cover and cook on high for 1.5 hours.
5) Lift pizza from crock pot, cut and serve.
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