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.
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I thinly sliced it and stole a bite… or two. My sausage was quite garlicky or I would have added some garlic as well.
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Coarsely mince the onion and slice the bell pepper in strips. Peel the potatoes and cut them in half.
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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.
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Heat the oil and give the pepperoni a minute before adding the onions and peppers.
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Cook for 3 minutes over medium heat.
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Season with the oregano, salt and I’m using jalapeño powder. If you use fresh jalapeño, add it now as well.
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In with the taters. Stir well.
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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.
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Well, how does that look?
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Wait, it gets even better!
 

Top the potatoes with the mozzarella.
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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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Aug 20, 2012

Chicken, Potato & Peanut Stew

It’s been a whopping 101 degrees here. Highly unusual for the Netherlands. Thank God, because our houses are generally not air-conditioned. There was no way I was going to spend a lot of time and energy in my kitchen and I wasn’t about to add any extra warmth by turning the oven on either, so a slow cooker meal it was. Big chunks of potato and chicken that melts on…