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.
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!Original recipe is from here