Deep Dish Pizza
Low: 4 to 6 hours High : 2 to 4 hours
8 Ounces pizza dough
8 Ounces sliced mozzarella cheese
1/2 Cup pizza sauce
1 Tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
Pinch crushed red pepper
8 Ounces thinly sliced pepperoni or 6 fresh basil leaves, sliced in strips
Preheat the Crock-Pot® slow cooker on HIGH setting.
Spray stoneware with nonstick cooking spray.
On a clean surface, form pizza dough to shape of Crock-Pot® slow cooker stoneware. Place in the Crock-Pot® slow cooker and spread out evenly. Cook crust on HIGH, uncovered, for ½ to 1 hour (without toppings).
Next, spread a thin layer of sauce over the crust. Add mozzarella slices over the dough. Be sure to overlap slices, in circular pattern until fully covered. If preparing pepperoni pizza, add a layer of pepperoni and then sprinkle with the Parmesan; or if preparing Margarita pizza, sprinkle with sliced Basil.
Cover and cook on HIGH up to 1 hour until cheese is melted and the crust is firm and brown. Remove from stoneware using a spatula.
Tip: 6-quart Crock-Pot® slow cooker is recommended. Regardless of quart size, you can still prepare recipe. Just make sure the dough is cooked through before adding toppings.