1 1/2 lbs. ground beef (I used ground turkey)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
half a box rigatoni, cooked
7 oz. jar sliced mushrooms, drained (I skipped this, because I hate mushrooms)
3 oz. sliced pepperoni (I used turkey pepperoni, because I don't like regular as much)
16 oz. jar pizza sauce
10 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded
10 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded
1) Brown ground beef and onions in saucepan. Drain. (I undercooked it a little, so that it wouldn't get dry in the pot)
2) Layer half of each of the following, in the order given, in slow cooker: ground beef and onions, green pepper, noodles, mushrooms (ew), pepperoni, pizza sauce, cheddar cheese, and mozarella cheese. Repeat layers.
3) Cover. Cook on Low 3-4 hours.
Note: Keep rigatoni covered with sauce so they don't become dry and crunchy.
I have heard some say they don't like noodles in the Crock-Pot because they get "mushy." However, I cooked the noodles a few minutes less, so that they wouldn't get that way from sitting in the pot and soaking up the sauce. That definitely worked - the meal was delicious! Not as good as actual pizza, of course, but it was certainly cheaper - lol. The only thing that would have made it better would have been my mom's homemade sauce instead of sauce from a jar. But, I haven't had the time to learn how to make that yet.