Pizza dough + Slowcooker = ?

Can you believe that I made this deep dish style pizza right in my slow cooker?  Yes, you read that correctly – you CAN make pizza in your slowcooker! Lifechanging right? Ok well maybe not life changing BUT so cool!   

I will admit that when I first saw this recipe idea I was skeptical.  That was until I found and tried this deep dish slow cooker recipe on the Food Network website by Jeff Mauro.  With the exception of a few minor changes in ingredients, I followed the procedure and turned out this amazingly crunchy and delicious pizza.  

Crockpot pizza

Although I was really pleased with the outcome of this dish I did find there was a downside in the process.  That is you really can’t just “set it and forget it”, which is kind of what slow cooking is all about.   But, and that is a big BUT, with that said there are so many reasons why you should give this a try.  Here are a few: 

1) You don’t want to turn up the heat in the kitchen
2) You don’t have extra oven space when preparing for a gathering
3) Tailgating – once the pizza is done you can keep this on warm and it stays nicely. 
4) For FUN! 

I’m sure there are numerous other reasons to give this a try but the main reason I tried it was to see if it actually works – and it does!  And not only was it a killer pizza, it was crunchy and cheesy too!  The best tip I have for recipe success is to make sure you grease the pot well, use exactly 8 oz of pizza dough, and stay away from toppings that have a lot of moisture.  I will definitley be making this during the busy holiday season ahead.     

Happy cooking and enjoy! 

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Recipes Pizza
Cook Time 2 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 8 oz of Pizza Dough
  • cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup basic tomato sauce
  • 4 -6 Slices of Provolone Cheese
  • Grated Cheese
Recipes Pizza
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 8 oz of Pizza Dough
  • cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup basic tomato sauce
  • 4 -6 Slices of Provolone Cheese
  • Grated Cheese
Slow cooker Pizza
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Instructions
  1. Coat the inside of your slow cooker with cooking spray and turn to high. Take the dough and stretch it out along the inside of the pot - working it up the sides as well. Leave the dough in the pot UNCOVERED for 1 hour.
  2. After the hour spread a little sauce over the pizza dough and then layer cheese in overlapping slices, starting from the edges and working your way around the edges and up over the sides of the crust slightly. Cover the entire surface area with the cheese and then top again with more sauce. Cover and continue to cook for an additional hour or until the cheese is melted and the crust is browned.
  3. Using a spatula or knife along the edge gently seperate the cheese from the pot and remove with a spatula. Cut into slices of your choice.
Recipe Notes

Pizza can also remain in the pot on the warm setting until you are ready to serve.

Original recipe is from here