Thursday, October 28, 2010

Crock Pot Pizza

Today at Mom Life, our topic of interest was Freezer Cooking. We discussed the best and most efficient way to freeze meals ahead of time for quick cooking later. I left feeling very motivated and excited to get started.

I decided, in the spirit of motivation, to share with you Michael's new favorite meal. This is one of the many yummy meals I found in an old cookbook. Thanks MOM! :) I did this in the crock pot, but it is a must to my list of freezer meals.

Crock Pot Pizza
1 ½ lbs ground turkey/beef
1 onion
1 can mushrooms
1 green pepper
1 pkg pepperoni
2 8oz cans pizza sauce (I used 32 oz of sauce I had in the freezer)
½ box rigatoni noodles (I used a whole box of whole wheat)
10 oz mozzarella
10 oz cheddar cheese

Brown meat, pepper, and onion – drain. Cook noodles as on box.
Make layers beginning with meat mixture and pepperoni. Top with sauce and cheeses, repeat. Cook 3-4 hours in crock pot or until cheese is bubbly or bake in oven 1 hour at 350 in 9x13 pan. If you choose to freeze: prepare as directed, allow to cool, and then freeze. When ready to enjoy, defrost and bake.

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