Before the family fills their bellies with candy on Halloween night, surprise them with a spooktacular dinner they will be sure to love! Our Crockpot Pizza Casserole has all the ingredients of pizza that you can eat with a fork. Swap plain dinner rolls for these fun Witches Broomsticks which can be made in advance! Happy Halloween! 🎃
Crockpot Pizza Casserole Recipe HERE (Source: Real Housemoms)
8 ounce box of short pasta rigatoni, penne or ziti
1 pound ground Italian sausage
1/2 pound of ground beef
8 ounce package of sliced pepperoni
1/2 large white onion chopped
42 ounces of pizza sauce Three 14-ounce jars
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
2 cloves garlic chopped
16 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until almost al dente, but not quite, about 6 or 7 minutes. Drain and set aside.
While the pasta boils, cook the Italian sausage and ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat until browned and cooked through, about 8 minutes.
Layer the pepperoni slices between a couple paper towels. Place the towels on a plate and microwave for 15 seconds to help remove the excess grease from the pepperoni.
In a large bowl mix together the pasta, Italian sausage, pepperoni, ground beef, onion, pizza sauce, Italian seasoning, and garlic.
Coat the inside of a 5-quart slow cooker with non-stick spray
Layer the pasta in the slow cooker, alternating layers with the shredded mozzarella cheese. There should be three layers, ending with the cheese on top.
Cover and cook on LOW for 3 to 3 1/2 hours.
Serve warm with garlic bread and a salad.
Witches Broomsticks Recipe HERE (Source: Taste Of Home)
2-1/3 cups biscuit/baking mix
2/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
In a large bowl, combine the biscuit mix, milk and Italian seasoning. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 10 times. Divide into 30 portions; set half aside. Roll the remaining 15 pieces into 7-in. ropes for broom handles; fold in half and twist. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
Shape reserved pieces into 2-1/2-in. circles; cut with scissors to form a bundle of broom twigs. Place below each broom handle; pinch edges to seal. Brush with butter; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake at 450° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm or cool on a wire rack.