My kids love helping in the kitchen and you may not realize it, but there is always something for them to do, no matter what age they are. That’s why I really like this Slow Cooker Pizza. It’s something my kids can make all by themselves and they’re always super proud to eat it when it’s ready. But even if you don’t have kids, it’s still crazy easy to do and as delicious as you make it!
So…pizza. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love a good pizza. We all have our own favorite toppings (mine is mushrooms) and favorite pizza restaurants, but it’s fun to make custom pizzas at home too. I especially love making them in the slow cooker because it’s so easy, even the kids can do it.
My son happens to be out of school right now for winter break, so with all 3 kids in the house, all day…well, let’s just say I’m losing my mind. I need something that will pull them together for a little while and I can’t think of any better way than by making a pizza.
- 1 can of refrigerated pizza crust
- 1 cup of pizza sauce
- 1-1.5 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
- Your favorite toppings
*Note that these measurements can be changed depending on your preferences. This is your pizza, so make it however you want!
- Spray the slow cooker with non-stick spray.
- Open and unroll the refrigerated pizza crust. If using a round slow cooker, simply lay the pizza crust into the bottom and gather the side all the way around. This will create more of a hand tossed type of crust. If using an oval slow cooker, fold the crust in half before placing it in the bottom. This will create a deep dish type of crust. Make sure there are no holes/gaps in the dough.
- Top with the pizza sauce, then the cheese, and any additional toppings you want.
- Cover and cook on low for 1.5 – 2 hours. The pizza will be ready when the cheese is fully melted and the outer crust is a golden brown.
- Carefully remove the pizza from the slow cooker (I used 2 spatulas, one on each side) and place it on a cutting board. Cut it into slices and enjoy!
My kids are big cheese pizza fans, so we kept it simple. That’s not to say the pizza wasn’t loaded though. I swear, this was the cheesiest pizza I’ve ever had in my life. But they loved it and there wasn’t a single slice left, so I’ll take it as a mom win.
Next time, I’ll just pull a second slow cooker and make my own mushroom pizza. Yum!
What are your favorite pizza toppings?
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