Simple Slow Cooker Breakfast Pizza is a recipe that you can toss in the slow cooker and feed the hungry masses. It’s topped with sausage and mushrooms, but you can add whatever toppings you wish!
I know what you’re thinking.
Pizza? In a slow cooker? Are you crazy?
Okay. Am I the only one that heard that whole Goonies click about the slick shoes? If it’s just me, I’m good with that. My brain doesn’t work like a normal person’s brain. Just saying.
Like, when I’m filling out a form for a sponsor product and they ask for questions, the first thing I think of is the Monty Python Holy Grail. Come on. You know the question, right?
Say it with me! “What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?” That shot just kills me! I didn’t get it until I was in college, but now it cracks me up every time I see one of their movies or shows. And is it just me or do the Hendrick’s gin commercials remind you of Monty Python, too?
Yes, I know this post has nothing to do with Monty Python, swallows, or gin. But sometimes that’s just where my brain goes. I’m very much a squirrel person. You know what I’m talking about, right?
You’re all set on working or doing something and then it happens. Someone says something or you hear something and then your brain just runs rampant and you jump from Monty Python to gin commercials. Am I right?
This recipe was supposed to happen last year for #SlowCookerMonth. But it didn’t. I, for whatever reason, just didn’t get organized enough to make it and add it to the list. Not like I’m that organized right now. I made this yesterday while I was working. I’m eating it for breakfast today. But not to worry! I ate a slice so I could speak to what it tastes like.
And I know what you’re thinking. Pizza? In a slow cooker? To that I say, “Why not?” I’ve made bread in the slow cooker. When all the shit hit the fan, my slow cooker sourdough bread skyrocketed in views. So, I knew that you could cook bread in there. And now I know you can cook slow cook pizza! Because I tried it and it worked!
How do you make slow cooker pizza?
It starts just like any other pizza. You press the dough out into some parchment paper. I used some dough I made and froze for a later use, like this one. You can use any pizza dough you’d like. However, I’m not sure about the canned dough. In my experience it has a different gluten structure than regular pizza doughs. I could be wrong. Try it and let me know how it turns out!
I placed my liner on the parchment and traced it out in pencil. Then I flipped the parchment over (no graphite in my pizza please) and spread the dough out. I went at least an inch past the liner outline. This ensured I had a good amount up the sides of the liner to hold the toppings. In this case it was eggs.
I’m not a huge fan of sauce on pizza. Besides the standard pepperoni pizza (with little sauce mind you) my next favorite pizza is white pizza. And then there’s breakfast pizza. Outside of our standard Paisano’s Big Poppa’s or whatever they call their supreme pizza, all other pizza is delicious, and I’ll eat it, but it’s not something I crave.
Since there is no sauce on this pizza, I went right to the base layer or Provolone cheese. If you haven’t tried this on your pizzas, it’s a game changer! It adds that stringy cheese factor to your pizzas. And it has a delicious flavor I love on pizza.
Then I sprinkled on the turkey sausage and mushrooms. I had intended to a whole Denver omelet style on there but ran out of time. And I’m glad I didn’t because I could have used a little more dough for that. I could have used a little more time, too, to make sure I spread the dough far enough up the sides for like a deep-dish style pizza.
So, the crust does not get all crispy like it would in the oven.
Sorry to burst your bubble. BUT you could preheat a pizza stone or sheet pan in the oven and possible crisp it up after the eggs have cooked through. I did not try this but I might try it when I make this again. Because I will be making this again. Because slow cooker breakfast pizza is really good and pretty easy to make.
Now, if you had an InstantPot that had a brown or sauté function, you might could preheat your liner. Then carefully drop the dough covered parchment and then add your toppings. That would sort of mimic a deep-dish pizza type experience.
Just look at all that egg and cheese goodness!! I ate this whole pizza! Not in one sitting, of course, but over the period of of couple days. It was perfect reheated in the air fryer for about 5 minutes on 400. You could reheat this in the oven or pizza oven, I’m sure. It’s not something I would cold like regular pizza and probably not something I’d put in the microwave to reheat. The egg might dry out and the cheese will just turn oily. So your best bet is air fryer, oven, or toaster oven.
Which means that this is a recipe you could make ahead because reheating it is not difficult. I bet you could even freeze this and then pop it into the oven or air fryer to reheat. I see many more of these delicious slow cooker pizzas in my future because they’re so easy to make and so delicious! Next time I’ll try to preheat the liner and see if that makes the crust crispier. I’ll keep you posted.
- 8 ounces pizza dough
- 4 1/2 ounces sliced Provolone cheese
- 1/3 cup chopped breakfast sausage
- 1/3 cup chopped mushrooms
- 3 to 4 large eggs
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- Trace the liner of your slow cooker in the back side of some parchment paper.
- Using your hands, spread the dough onto the parchment paper at least 1 inch beyond the line you traced.
- Carefully place the parchment with the dough in the liner of your slow cooker.
- Place the sliced Provolone cheese on top of the dough.
- Sprinkle the sausage and mushrooms on top of the Provolone.
- Lightly scramble the eggs in a bowl and pour over the sausage the mushrooms.
- Top the pizza with the shredded Cheddar cheese.
- Set your slow cooker to high and cook for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until the dough and eggs are cooked through.
- Cool slightly before slicing and serving.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 416Total Fat 27gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 187mgSodium 714mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 24g
Welcome to our #NationalSlowCookerMonth Celebration!
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