Slow-Cooker Deep-Dish Pizza Prep
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Slow-Cooker Deep-Dish Pizza
2 HR 10 MIN
Delicious, deep dish-style pizza made in the slow cooker? Yes, it’s true! Ideal for any time you’d rather keep your oven off, this clever recipe easily can be tailored to suit your topping tastes.
By Betty Crocker Kitchens
uy Ingredients Powered by Chicory
- 1/2 1/2
- lb bulk mild Italian sausage
- 1 1
- can (11 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated thin pizza crust
- 1/2 1/2
- cup pizza sauce
- 1 1/2 1 1/2
- cups shredded mozzarella cheese (6 oz)
Spray 6-quart oval slow cooker with cooking spray. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until no longer pink; drain.
Unroll pizza dough; fold in half crosswise. Place pizza dough in slow cooker; press in bottom and 1 inch up sides. Spread pizza sauce evenly over dough to within 1/2 inch of edges. Top with half each of the cooked sausage, bell pepper, onion and cheese. Repeat with remaining sausage, bell pepper, onion and cheese.
Place folded, clean dish towel under cover of cooker. This will prevent condensation from dripping down onto pizza. Cover; cook on High heat setting 45 minutes. Carefully remove slow cooker’s ceramic insert, leaving cover on, and rotate insert 180°. Continue to cook on High heat setting 30 to 60 minutes or until crust edges are deep golden brown, cheese is melted, and thermometer inserted in center reads 165°F.
Loosen edges of pizza with metal spatula or small knife; carefully remove from slow cooker to cutting board. Cut and serve.