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Easy MEAL PREP Slow Cooker Pizza Recipe

Easy Slow Cooker Pizza Recipe
Written by Derek Howes

Yeah…we’re a few weeks late here. My apologies, I was called for jury duty and picked to sit on a REALLY long trial. Lets just say having 40+ hours a week robbed from you is less than ideal. Either way, I’m back FOR GOOD and that means SLOW COOKER SUNDAY IS BACK…with one of the best meal prep recipes to date. This Slow Cooker Pizza is super easy to make, packed with flavor, awesome macros, and will make enough to last you the whole week!

Start with 3 cups of pasta. You’ll wanna cook this for around 5 minutes. Remove and drain it just before it’s done, this will keep it from undercooking in your slow cooker. Add that into a large bowl after that.

Next, brown some lean ground beef or turkey and add that into your bowl (drain it first if you didn’t use a lean enough meat). After that add in 1-2 servings of some pepperoni slices if you like pepperoni, 6 large egg whites, your favorite chopped up vegetables (today I’m just using a green pepper), 2 cans of a healthy pizza sauce, 2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning, and 2 teaspoons of minced garlic.

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Mix all of those up really good. Now take your slow cooker out and either coat it with some non-stick cooking spray or use one of these easy cleanup liners which which you can checkout here. In your slow cooker add a layer of your mix and top that layer with some reduced fat pizza cheese or make your own pizza cheese with a combination of cheddar and mozzarella. In total we’re using 8 ounces. Repeat those steps and make however many layers you want, I usually make 3. Last throw your lid on and cook this on low for around 3 1/2 to 4 hours.

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Looks delicious, right? This is definitely one you’ll never get sick of. You can easily change it up by adding in different vegetables, switching up your cheeses, and so on. Also, to portion this one out I like to make 7 servings and each serving is around 315 grams. Side note, I got these new meal prep containers and since I always like to promote things I like or use that are affordable I’m gonna link them here. I’ve been using them for around a month now and they are definitely my favorite containers to date…and no this isn’t sponsored or did I get these for free.

With that, thank you guys for watching/reading, don’t forget to tag me @TheProteinChef and use the hashtag #SlowCookerSunday so I can feature you!

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Here is the recipe:

  • 3 Cups (224g) Pasta
  • 1 Pound (16 Ounces) Lean Ground Beef or Turkey
  • 1-2 Servings Pepperoni Slices *Optional
  • 6 Large Egg Whites
  • Chopped Up Vegetables (Your Choice)
  • 2 Cans (15 Ounces/425g Per Can) Healthy Pizza Sauce
  • 2 Teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 2 Teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • 8 Ounces (224g) Reduced Fat/Fat Free Pizza Cheese

TIPS:

  • Change it up with different cheeses and/or vegetables!
  • Buy a low sodium pizza sauce!

How to make:

  1. Cook your Pasta for around 5 minutes or just before it’s done
  2. Brown your Meat
  3. Mix all of your ingredients together in a bowl
  4. Coat your Slow Cooker with some non-stick cooking spray or line it
  5. Layer in your mix and then some cheese
  6. Repeat until your have however many layers you want (I like 3)
  7. Cover and cook on Low Heat for around 3 1/2-4 hours

Calories in the whole recipe:

  • Calories: 2702
  • Fat: 82g
  • Saturated Fat: 15g
  • Sodium: 3804mg
  • Carbs: 241g
  • Fiber: 34g
  • Sugar: 40g
  • Protein: 250g

Calories in each 315g serving (if you make 7):

  • Calories: 386
  • Fat: 11.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.1g
  • Sodium: 543.4mg
  • Carbs: 34.4g
  • Fiber: 4.8g
  • Sugar: 5.7g
  • Protein: 35.7g

About the author

Derek Howes

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.

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