• 16 oz. rotini pasta, dry but rinsed (or pasta of your choice)
  • ½ lb. ground beef
  • ½ lb. sweet Italian sausage
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 8 oz. sliced pepperoni
  • 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 1 1/4 c. warm water
  • 1 c. Italian blend cheese, shredded

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Our Slow Cooker Pizza Pasta is a go-to for sleep-overs, kids’ parties, and weeknight meals!  This dish’s ingredients can also be tailored to fit your family’s tastes.

  1. Grease large crock with olive oil.
  2. Heat a T. of olive oil over medium-high heat and brown ground beef and sweet Italian sausage.  Drain excess fat.
  3. Return to pan, add green pepper and garlic and saute with meat for a minute or two longer.
  4. Place all of these ingredients to crock.
  5. Rinse pasta slightly (do not cook) and place in the crock with drained ground beef mixture.
  6. Stir then add tomato paste and water over noodle mix.
  7. Top with shredded cheese and pepperonis.
  8. Cover and crock on LOW for 3 hours without lifting lid.
  9. Top with diced black olives, artichoke hearts, or extra cheese, if desired

NOTE: Make sure all the pasta is down in the liquid or they may have a hard edge where it was not covered.

Happy Crocking!

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