Slow Cooker Mock Pizza

Who doesn’t love pizza? But what do you do when you have a family member that can’t eat gluten, or if you’re trying to cut out carbs to lose some weight? You dig out your slow cooker and make up a batch of this delicious “pizza”. It’s all the yummy flavors you love without the crust (and thus gluten and carbs).

Slow Cooker Mock Pizza

Slow Cooker Mock Pizza

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb ground beef or bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 jar (15 oz) favorite no-sugar-added pizza sauce
  • 3 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 12 slices good pepperoni
  • 1 cup sliced ripe or green olives
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup sliced onion
  • 3 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Brown the ground meat first in a separate skillet, add the pizza sauce and stir to combine.
  2. Put 1/2 of the meat-sauce into the crockpot, followed by 1/2 the fresh spinach, 1/2 the pepperoni, 1/2 of the olives, 1/2 of the mushrooms, 1/2 the onion, and 1/2 the Mozzarella cheese.
  3. Repeat the layers using up the remaining ingredients, ending with the Mozzarella cheese covering the top.
  4. Put the crockpot setting on LOW, cover, and cook for 5 to 6 hours.
  5. Turn off the heat and let it sit for 15 minutes before cutting.
  6. Will serve 6 to 8.
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