Slow Cooker Pizza

This recipe comes together in a snap using refrigerated pizza dough from your local supermarket. Β It’s surprisingly crispy, crunchy, and bubbly delicious!

Slow cooker pizza resting on a cutting board.

Slow cooker pizza, you say? Did you know you can make pizza in your slow cooker?  Yes, you can!  It’s so easy and no heating up your kitchen during those hot summer days.

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Slow Cooker Pizza

Slow Cooker Pizza dough in the bottom of the crock

Spray your crock insert with cooking spray.  Press the refrigerated dough in the bottom and up the sides.

Slow Cooker Pizza dough topped with sauce, pepperoni, and shredded cheese

Spread the pizza sauce, meat, and mozzarella cheese evenly over the dough. We did half pepperoni and half cheese only. (for my daughter)

Choose your favorite pizza toppings such as ground beef, bell pepper, onions, Italian sausage, a little Italian seasoning sprinkled on, etc!

Slow Cooker Pizza on a wooden cutting board

Cook on low setting for about 2 hours.

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Slow Cooker Pizza on a wooden cutting board

Remove carefully and serve. How easy is this crock pot pizza?  

Just look at that crispy browned crust and the ooey gooey cheese on top. It’s almost a deep-dish pizza, which is a family favorite in our house! 

To make it easier to remove (which I didn’t do) make 2 heavy-duty foil handles. Long enough to hang out of the slow cooker and about 5 inches or so wide.  Place the foil handles in the crock in a criss-cross before placing in the pizza dough.  I didn’t have that much trouble removing the pizza it was just a little awkward.

Slow Cooker Pizza Recipe

Slow cooker pizza resting on a cutting board.

Slow Cooker Pizza

Slow Cooker Pizza – Did you know you can cook a pizza in the slow cooker? You will be surprised at how crispy, crunchy and bubbly it comes out!
4.91 from 11 votes
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Course: Dinner, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 354kcal
Author: Don’t Sweat The Recipe


  • 1 can refrigerated pizza crust
  • 1/3 pizza sauce (your favorite)
  • 12 pepperoni slices
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Spray oval slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • Unroll pizza dough. Place pizza dough in slow cooker; press in bottom and about 1 inch up sides.
  • Spread pizza sauce evenly over pizza dough. Top with half of the pepperoni and cheese. Repeat with remaining pepperoni and cheese.
  • Cover the top of the slow cooker with 2 layers of paper towels and place the lid on top; cook on Low heat setting 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until crust edges are golden brown and cheese is melted.
  • Remove from slow cooker, cut and serve.


My slow cookers is the larger oval type. I do not have experience with this recipe in a deeper round type slow cooker.


Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 988mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 3mg

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  1. I can see it now: toss this into the slow cooker right when we get home from work, head out into the yard or on a walk with the dog, come home to hot fresh pizza ready and waiting! It’s perfect πŸ™‚5 stars

  2. Wow!! I never thought of cooking a pizza in the slow cooker…it looks amazing! Thanks for sharing on My 2 favorite Things on Thursday! See you again tomorrow!! Pinned!

  3. Wow! What a great idea! I’ve made a pizza in an electric frypan but not the slow cooker. I can’t wait to try this. Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays. I’m featuring this one at tomorrow’s party. Hope to see you again.

    Anne @ Domesblissity5 stars

  4. Would never have guessed in a million years. Looks super yummy! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  5. I did not know you could do this! Your slow cooker pizza looks amazing! Sharing. Thank you for bringing this interesting and delicious recipe to the Hearth and Soul Hop.5 stars

  6. Hello cute lady! I’m just stopping by to let you know that your yummy pizza will be featured at our party that starts tonight at 7 pm. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight! Lou Lou Girls

  7. I have a big oval slow cooker Yipee! I am so going to try this.
    Your photos are so inviting and this recipe is SO intriguing that I have selected it as my Editor’s Pick from the current Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. You will be featured at next week’s party. We go live at 7pm ET Tues so come early!!!
    Sinea β™₯5 stars

  8. I’d never thought to make a pizza in a slow cooker but this has turned out really well. I like the idea of this.

    Sally @ Life Loving

  9. WHAT! Slow Cooker Pizza, definitely worth trying. Thank you for sharing it on the Creative Muster. We loved it so much that we’re pinning it to our Creative Muster Favorites board. I hope that’ll we’ll be seeing more of your great ideas.

  10. Ahmagad! This looks delish, pizza in a slow cooker is probably the best news I heard all day! Thanks for linking to #YumTum this week and welcome πŸ™‚

  11. That pizza looks great, would have never thought of using the slow cooker! Thanks for sharing on Delicious Dishes recipe party

  12. Amazing! I keep saying I need to use the slow cooker more and my boys totally love pizza – win win!

  13. I’ve never tried to make pizza in the slow cooker. Will definitely give this a try. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday. Pinned.

  14. SO MANY THING you can do in a slow cooker, and I’d never even thought of pizza! So smart, thanks for sharing!

  15. What an interesting idea! I’d never think of making pizza there. We have a big tradition of making pizza every Friday & since we have it all down pat & always make two at once, we’ll stick to that, but this idea would be perfect if I ever discover we’ll be out of the house all day, because I don’t feel nervous leaving the crock pot cooking while gone and that way we could still have our pizza!

    1. Lisa, I tried this method because my range died and we were shopping around trying to make a decision. I was really surprised this method worked so well. Thank you for coming by!

  16. So clever! I love my slow cooker and have been known to cook & bake desserts in them. I definitely have to try this pizza idea! Lovely of you to share it…definitely pinning, and tweeting for later πŸ™‚ Saying hello from #sharewithme!

  17. So clever! I love my slow cooker and have been known to cook & bake desserts in them. I definitely have to try this pizza idea! Lovely of you to share it…definitely pinning, and tweeting for later πŸ™‚

  18. Oh my gosh! I am in love. Who knew you could make a pizza in the crock pot. Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

  19. This is a beautiful pizza, and I never thought a pizza could be made in a slow-cooker. Thanks for sharing at Together on Tuesdays!5 stars

  20. Oooh what a cool idea! I’m totally trying this next time we make pizza! Thanks for sharing on #ShareWithMe x5 stars

  21. Who would have thought?! That looks fantastic. Definitely pinning this recipe for future reference.

  22. What a fantastic idea I never even thought to make pizza in a slow cooker. You can make anything in them I swear. Looks so tasty too! Thanks for sharing and giving me great ideas! πŸ™‚ #sharewithme5 stars

  23. OMG! This is AMAZING! Frozen pizza is our go-to meal sometimes when we are in a rush. This would be so much cheaper!!!! Thanks for linking up at Friday Funday and please come back again next week!

  24. That is super cool! We love pizza and I love the slow cooker but I would never have thought to try that.
    Great share!
    Traci4 stars

    1. It wasn’t too bad to remove from the slow cooker, but I admit it was a little ackward. You can use foil slings placed in the pot before putting down the dough. Thank you for stopping by, Jenna!

  25. What a great idea! I love homemade pizza but don’t make it very often because it’s so time consuming, especially since I make my own dough. I’ll have to try this!

  26. Good Afternoon to you, I am sorry, but I could not find your name. I wanted to pop over to visit you because I was intrigued by your slow cooker pizza. I never imagined such a thing.
    Can I ask, did you find it difficult to remove the pizza from the crock, because the crock was so deep I wondered was it easy to remove.
    I love the idea of cooking a pizza in a slow cooker as my husband is such a fan of pizza. He loves pizza on a Saturday afternoon while he is watching the sport on television.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne5 stars

    1. Hi Daphne! I found it just slightly awkward to remove the pizza. I suggest..To make it easier to remove (which I didn’t do) make 2 heavy duty foil handles. Long enough to hang out of the slow cooker and about 5 inches or so wide. Place the foil handles in the crock in a criss cross before placing in the pizza dough. I hope this helps! Thank you so much for coming by.

  27. This blew my mind. I had no idea you could do this! Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared. See you again soon!

  28. I would not have thought that you would get browned edges using the slow cooker for pizza. That’s awesome.

  29. Wow! I would never have thought of making pizza in the crockpot. I love a crockpot recipe, so I will definitely try this! Thank you!

  30. Wow, I never would have thought you could make pizza in a crockpot! I’m definitely going to try this one! Thanks for sharing!

  31. Pizza in the crock pot? Whodathunkit? That’s awesome! Thank you for sharing! πŸ™‚ Found you on #FoodiFriDIY!

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