Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Pizz-tastic pizza pasta (crockpot)

Believe it or not this is cooked in a crockpot! It is a genius idea to add to this dish to you crockpot meals for those busy week nights! You can add whatever toppings you like on your pizza but this is how we did it.
12oz box of veggie pasta ( I used a bertolli tomato and carrot penne. But really 12 oz. of any pasta will do)
8oz block of mozzarella cheese shredded plus maybe some Parmesan 
1 med bell pepper diced
1 med onion diced
Handful of black olives
1 small package of mushrooms sliced
2 jars of Bertolli tomato Basil jar sauce
1 package of pepperoni
1/2 lb of ground sausage ( I used half a roll of Bryan mild)
1/2 lb of ground chuck
Few dashes of Italian seasoning

Get out your crock pot and set on low. Drizzle one jar of sauce over pasta. Run 4 tablespoons of water in the jar and shake it. Pour that back into the crockpot. Brown your meats one at the time and mix together then drizzle over the sauce and pasta. In the pan you browned the meat in sauté the mushrooms, onions, peppers till just a little soft. Sprinkle over the meat and then add 1/3 of the shredded mozzarella and spread out a few pepperoni on top. Drizzle the next jar of sauce on top and add water again to jar and shake it up and pour into crockpot. Top with lots of mozzarella cheese....maybe a little Parmesan. Spread out the pepperoni on top of the cheese. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning. Set crockpot on low for 5-6 hours.