Crock Pot Pizza Spaghetti

Oh, yeah. Remember this from instagram? Yeah, it’s time to share. I’ve been loving my crock pot lately. It’s a life saver. Once the evening rolls around, we’re all exhausted and Liam is fussy and only wants to be held. With a crock pot, I’m able to make dinner before we get to that point.

This Italian flared meal was super quick, and I couldn’t stop peaking at it, letting the deliciously smelling steam give me a pizza facial. :D Oh, come on…you’ve done it too. ;-)

It’s a hybrid of pizza and pasta, with a baked consistency. The crunchy and chewy outside was our favorite. Logan and I fought over who got those spoonfuls. Yeah, we’re boring if the only thing we fight over is pasta crust. ;-) Oye. I need to get out more.

Alas, I’m sad to say that I had to say goodbye to my poor crock pot last week. It had a lovely meeting with my kitchen floor, shattering into a million pieces. Yes, that thick stone can break. Who knew!?!

I’m on the lookout for either a new one or a replacement stone if I ever get around to looking online for parts. Anyone else ever broken your crock pot?

I can’t wait to tell you how I managed to break it! Haha. You’re going to laugh. I did.

Crock Pot Pizza Spaghetti

adapted from Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 (24 ounce) container of mariana sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • dash of red pepper flakes
  • 16 ounces noodles (I used a combo of corkscrew and egg noodles)
  • 2 cups of shredded 2% milk cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups of shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 40 slices turkey pepperonis

How-To

  1. In a saute pan, sauté the turkey and onions until no pink is left and the onions are tender.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to the packaged instructions.
  3. Once the meat and onions are done, stir in the mariana, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes.
  4. Spray your crock pot with canola oil.
  5. Spread 1/2 of the mariana sauce on the bottom of the crock pot.
  6. Spread 1/2 of the noodles on top of that.
  7. Spread 20 of the pepperonis.
  8. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the cheeses.
  9. Pour the remaining mariana sauce, noodles, pepperonis, and cheeses.
  10. Cook on low for 3-4 hours.

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21 comments

  1. I just bookmarked this to make for next week! My family will love this, it looks so comforting :)

    So sorry that your crockpot is broken! I haven’t broken my crockpot, but I have broken my supposedly unbreakable Corelle dishes. Have you ever done that? They don’t just break, they shatter into millions of pieces, it’s crazy! There’s a reason why I had Corelle plates in the first place :)

  2. YUM!

    Oh I literally gasped when you said you broke your crock pot. How sad! Glad your able to laugh about it though, can’t wait to hear the story (and try this killer recipe).

    xo

  3. Oh no, what a bummer about your crock pot! Those things are so heavy, it must have been scary to have it shatter! Your spaghetti looks delish, it’s right up my husband’s alley!

  4. Regarding your broken crock pot…if you have not replaced yet you can go to the crock pot website and order a replacement crock. I did it about a year ago, no hassles and shipping was not too high considering the weight of a crock. It may have cost about $20-25 to replace. Good luck! Add this recipe to our menu this week, hope it’s a keeper!
    Thanks!

    1. Thanks Nicole! That’s exactly what I did. It was so easy to buy a replacement stoneware. I’m so glad to be back in the crock pot meals business. I love that it makes for stress-free dinners! :D

        1. Oye…sorry about that. You are totally correct. It had been a while since I made this. Yes, you cook the noodles before putting them in the crock-pot. Thank you Emily!!!

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