These last few weeks I truly feel like I have been running around with my head cutoff. Between work and home life, with sports and lessons in between, my family is constantly on the go. One of my FAVORITE recipes for busy weeknights is this yummy and EASY Crockpot Pizza Casserole. My cousin actually introduced me to it a few years ago and we pop it in the crockpot early in the afternoon and by the time we come home from sporting events, we’re ready to eat dinner quickly.
1 box Barilla Penne Pasta (or any shaped pasta of choice, really), cooked el dente
2 cans pizza sauce
1 lb. beef, browned
1 package pepperoni
16 oz. mozzarella cheese
Start by cooking your pasta.
While the box of pasta is cooking, start browning your beef, then add in pizza sauce and stir well. Once your pasta is cooked, mix the meat mixture and pasta together, then pour into the slow cooker. You could just place directly in a 9×13 pan and put in the oven, but if you want to come back to it later, the slow cooker works just as well!
I layer the mixture into the slow cooker, so I put some tomato sauce at the bottom of the crock pot, then add my noodle/beef mixture, then add some cheese on top, then top with pepperoni. Then I add more pasta/meat, more cheese, then more pepperoni. Layer the top of the casserole with cheese and pepperoni and put the lid on the crockpot. Let it cook for about 1-2 hours on low heat until everything is melted and smelling delicious, then enjoy!
What are your go to meals for busy weeks?!