Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Slow Cooker Pizza Casserole

It has been quite some time since I posted a Tuesday recipe.  The reason is partly due to laziness and the other is my recipes were getting very boring.  This recipe itself isn't that interesting either, but the way and ease of preparation works out great.  I like not having to pre-cook the pasta.  This recipe is also fairly low in calories

Slow Cooker Pizza Casserole

1 box whole grain rotini pasta (uncooked but rinsed)
1 pound ground turkey
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 to 1 green pepper, chopped
1 cup pepperoni
1 small can sliced black olives
1 jar (16-24 oz.) pizza sauce or pasta sauce
1/2 cup water
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Spray slow cooker with non-stick spray or use a slow cooker liner.
Brown the ground turkey with the onion, garlic and green pepper.
Rinse the pasta and place it in the slow cooker.  Stir in the browned ground turkey, sliced black olives, and pepperoni.  Pour on the pasta sauce mixed with 1/2 cup water.  Stir again to mix well.
Top with the mozzarella cheese.  Cover and cook on low for four hours (don't peek).

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