Feb 25, 2013

Crockpot Pizza Potatoes

Crockpot Pizza Potatoes

Oh yeah, this is exactly what you think it is. Combine everything good in this world that you would put on a pizza—tomato sauce, smoked sausage, onion, bell pepper and mozzarella—add your potatoes and let it simmer away.

Couldn’t wait to see the reaction on J-man’s face, the biggest pizza lover on the planet, after he took a bite. And with me being the biggest potato lover on the planet, this recipe was golden.

One you should stow for snowy winter nights, like the ones we’re still having here, and you need comfort food to keep you warm.

 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 pound potatoes
1 1/2 cups marinara sauce
1 medium onion
1 red bell pepper
4 oz pepperoni or smoked sausage
1/2 pound mozzarella (2 balls)
1 tsp dried oregano
1 1/2 to 2 tsp salt (depends on the salt level of your sauce)
1 tbsp olive oil

Optional: 1 jalapeño (I used 1/4 tsp jalapeño powder)

 

Directions:

I opted for a smokey spicy Hungarian sausage, but regular pepperoni will do just fine. It turned out not spicy at all, that’s why I added jalapeño.
Crockpot Pizza Potatoes

I thinly sliced it and stole a bite… or two. My sausage was quite garlicky or I would have added some garlic as well.
Crockpot Pizza Potatoes

Coarsely mince the onion and slice the bell pepper in strips. Peel the potatoes and cut them in half.
Crockpot Pizza Potatoes

 
Don’t try to take a shortcut and cube the potatoes because you’ll end up with pizza soup. Unless that’s what you’re aiming for they really need to be bigger.
 

Slice the mozzarella.
Crockpot Pizza Potatoes

Heat the oil and give the pepperoni a minute before adding the onions and peppers.
Crockpot Pizza Potatoes

Cook for 3 minutes over medium heat.
Crockpot Pizza Potatoes

Season with the oregano, salt and I’m using jalapeño powder. If you use fresh jalapeño, add it now as well.
Crockpot Pizza Potatoes

In with the taters. Stir well.
Crockpot Pizza Potatoes

 
Unless you’re also using a sauté slow cooker, transfer your ingredients now.
 

Pour in the marinara sauce. You need the thick kind. Feel free to use a can of pizza sauce if you don’t want to make your own sauce.
Crockpot Pizza Potatoes

Well, how does that look?
Crockpot Pizza Potatoes

 
Wait, it gets even better!
 

Top the potatoes with the mozzarella.
Crockpot Pizza Potatoes

 
Pop the lid on and give it 5 to 7 hours on low—depending on how hot your slow cooker gets—and try not to peek too much, okay? I did, for photography purposes, of course. Here’s what my potatoes looked like after 3 hours.
 

You just know what this will taste like. Keep in mind I never said it was low-fat!
Crockpot Pizza Potatoes

We loved these potatoes. They were creamy, rich and really had a great pizza flavour.
Crockpot Pizza Potatoes

Crockpot Pizza Potatoes
Ingredients
    1 1/2 pound potatoes
    1 1/2 cups marinara sauce (recipe is on blog)
    1 medium onion
    1 red bell pepper
    4 oz pepperoni or smoked sausage
    1/2 pound mozzarella (2 balls)
    1 tsp dried oregano
    1 1/2 to 2 tsp salt (depends on the salt level of your sauce)
    1 tbsp olive oil

    Optional: 1 jalapeño (I used 1/4 tsp jalapeño powder)

Directions
    Thinly slice the sausage. Coarsely chop the onion and slice the bell peppers into strips. Peel the potatoes and cut them in half. Don’t cube them because things will get mushy then.. Slice the mozzarella.

    Heat the oil and give the pepperoni a minute before adding the onions and peppers. Cook for 3 minutes over medium heat. Season with the oregano, salt and I’m using jalapeño powder. If you use fresh jalapeño, add it now as well. Add your potatoes and stir well.

    Transfer your ingredients to your slow cooker. Pour in the marinara sauce, top the potatoes with the mozzarella, put the lid on and give it 5 to 7 hours on low—depending on how hot your slow cooker gets.

Meal type: Side dish, Potatoes
Servings: 4
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    25 Comments »

    1. 1

      What a great idea! I love it!

      Bree {Skinny Mommy} on Feb 25, 2013 @ 12:22 pm Reply
    2. 2

      Looks amazing, Kay!

      Maria on Feb 25, 2013 @ 1:32 pm Reply
    3. 3

      I have to try this! Sounds so good!

      Leslie on Feb 25, 2013 @ 4:05 pm Reply
    4. 4

      raw potatoes? just checking – sounds too good to be true – thanks for this, will be making it this week!

      HeidiRenee on Feb 25, 2013 @ 4:12 pm Reply
      1. Yes, you add raw potatoes!

        Kay on Feb 25, 2013 @ 4:21 pm Reply
    5. 5

      Juuuuuuuust died.

      Bev @ Bev Cooks on Feb 25, 2013 @ 4:19 pm Reply
      1. No, not again, Bev :)

        Kay on Feb 25, 2013 @ 4:22 pm Reply
    6. 6

      You did what now? Pizza-fied potatoes? I want to stick my whole face in your crock pot and just slurp it all up.

      Karly on Feb 25, 2013 @ 7:35 pm Reply
      1. Pizza-fied potatoes…. brilliant name! Why didn’t I think of that?!

        Kay on Feb 25, 2013 @ 7:53 pm Reply
    7. 7

      What a novel idea!  Curious for what you served with it- was this your main dish or a side?  What would you add to this to round out as a meal?

      Emily on Feb 25, 2013 @ 11:00 pm Reply
    8. 8

      This looks really good.  I think I might use crushed red pepper flakes instead of jalapeno and add the cheese at the end after I give it a stir or two as it cooks.
       
      Nice idea.

      Brenda on Feb 26, 2013 @ 5:10 am Reply
    9. 9

      ooooo hubs will love this! 

      Angie @ Big Bear's Wife on Feb 27, 2013 @ 9:49 pm Reply
    10. 10

      Can’t wait to try it! Thanks for the great idea!

      Nina on Mar 1, 2013 @ 3:27 am Reply
    11. 11

      Such a brilliant idea, bookmarked!

      Kalyn on Mar 1, 2013 @ 7:17 pm Reply
    12. 12

      That just looks delicious! And I’m already hungry so guess I have to hop into the kitchen now! ;)

      Simone on Mar 3, 2013 @ 4:55 pm Reply
    13. 13

      Can’t wait to try this!!!  Genius!

      Robyn on Mar 10, 2013 @ 4:32 am Reply
    14. 14

      If you use larger Idahos, should they be quartered?

      Tammi on Mar 13, 2013 @ 4:52 pm Reply
      1. If they’re really big I would quarter them, yes.

        Kay on Mar 13, 2013 @ 4:55 pm Reply
    15. 15

      Thanks. These will be a big hit for our Friday morning breakfast at my office!

      Tammi on Mar 13, 2013 @ 5:19 pm Reply
    16. 16

      That is true. It looks amazing and taste amazing as well :) I had a great dinner today.

      Plitvice Lakes on Mar 19, 2013 @ 7:08 pm Reply
    17. 17

      ive been reading your blog for over a year now i have to say i love love love your recipes!!!..so yummy! also i have gained 20 lbs from your food..its all your fault..keep them coming! haha!

      sarah on Mar 22, 2013 @ 10:57 pm Reply
    18. 18

      Wow, looks delicious. I may omit the sausage and use it for Meatless Monday dinner!

      Mary Lepp on May 9, 2013 @ 5:05 pm Reply
    19. 19

      This recipe looks and sounds simply amazing!  I am going to make this tomorrow so I can take left overs to work this week!  I love it!

      Michelle on May 11, 2013 @ 4:10 pm Reply
    20. 20

      I was really excited to try this, but it did not turn out well. The cheese just melted together in one glob on top, the potatoes didn’t take in any flavor at all, and the rest of the ingredients just lost their flavor,especially the pepperoni. It was a very bland dish and I am sad to have wasted the food and effort. At least I can remove the potatoes and maybe cube them for a potato salad or something.

      Julia on May 23, 2013 @ 9:58 pm Reply
    21. 21

      Making this tomorrow, very excited, but we don’t use cups in the UK, do you know roughly how much weight of potato to use, or could you describe how many fist size potatoes you would use?

      claire on Apr 8, 2014 @ 6:59 pm Reply

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