Pizza Chili Slow Cooker Recipe

pizza chili recipe in the crockpot slow cooker

I can always count on a successful family dinner when the word "pizza" is in the title.

This chili was a definite success--- it fed 3 adults and 5 children, and the crock was scraped clean at the end of the night.

The Ingredients.

serves 6-8 or so

pizza chili recipe in the crockpot slow cooker
  • 1 pound lean ground beef or turkey, browned and drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans (and the goop)
  • 1 (14-ounce) jar premade pizza sauce
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can Italian stewed tomatoes
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 25 pepperoni slices
  • 1 cup water
  • shredded mozzarella and/or Parmesan cheese (for serving; optional)

The Directions.

Use a 6-quart slow cooker.

Brown your ground meat on the stovetop, and drain any accumulated grease.

Put the cooked meat into an empty slow cooker and add the entire can of beans, pizza sauce, and the whole can of tomatoes.

Add diced bell pepper, and stir in the Italian seasoning and pepperoni (I didn't chop the pepperoni, but you can if you'd prefer).

Add 1 cup of water.

Cover and cook on look on low for 6 to 8 hours, or on high for about 4. Serve with a sprinkling of cheese, if desired.

How to make pizza chili in the crockpot slow cooker -- great family meal that is fun, healthy, and delicious! This is a naturally gluten free, low carb & keto friendly meal.

The Verdict.

This has fantastic pizza flavor and is super low-carb.

Unless you serve it in bread bowls, which would be pretty cool (I've made bread bowls out of free-formed loaves of Pamela's Amazing Bread mix which works well).

If you're looking to stock the freezer, this is a great make ahead meal---no pasta or starches that have a tendency to break down when reheating.

Have a great weekend!

more slow cooker pizzay goodness:

puffy pizza casserole
pizza soup
pizza fondue dip

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Posted by: Stephanie O'Dea | A Year of Slow Cooking at June 10, 2011

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What they say about this recipe

  1. I am POSITIVE that my kids will eat this. THANK YOU!

  2. Looks super simple and delicious! My 9 year old asks for your pizza soup all the time! It's his favorite!

  3. Hi Steph.....the other day while shopping at Costco I saw a bag of mini pepperoni they would work great in this. Thanks for a yummy (and low carb) recipe.

  4. This looks really delicious!

  5. Now that's my kind of chili, Steph! I like anything with pizza sauce and pepperoni. ;-)


  6. Oh my gosh. Two of hubby's favorite things, pizza and chili! My son is also a pizza fan so I think this looks like something we're going to need to try!

  7. Johanna coursey6/13/2011

    this receipe sounds yummy and i love that its easy and not to many ingredients because sometimes i just cant afford to by a lot of ingredients for one meal. I notice you got quite a lot like that. thaks for posting these. : )

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  9. ooooooh, yet another one to try! (This is what happens when I miss checking in on your blog for a while - so many yummy new things to try start piling up!)

  10. I'm not a huge fan of traditional chilis; but, this sounds delicious! Thanks for posting this quick and easy recipe!