Owning a slow-cooker is one of those great revelations in life when you realize that you can get really creative with your meals—even when you’ve got a busy schedule. It allows you to cook a delicious meal overnight or while you’re at work. And while Tinton Falls pizza fans may not realize it, there are ways to make pizza, or pizza-inspired meals in a slow-cooker.
When it comes to making an actual pizza in a slow-cooker, size does matter. You’re going to need a larger, oval-shaped model to make it worth your while. You will also need some parchment paper underneath the dough to ensure that it doesn’t stick to the bottom and you can lift it out easily when it’s done. Here’s what you have to do:
- Prep any toppings you may want to include. You’ll want to sauté some garlic and butter to coat the dough to give it some flavor.
- Roll out the dough on the parchment paper to the point where it is two inches longer and wider than your cooker to account for the deep-dish crust.
- Place the dough in the cooker on the parchment paper and stretch the sides to ensure your crust forms properly. Sprinkle cheese on as a base.
- Make sure the dough is stretched again and add your toppings and sauce. This will settle in and mix with the cheese as it cooks slowly.
- Cover with a large paper towel and then close the lid in order to soak up excess moisture. Cook for 2-4 hours on high or 4-6 hours on low for a crisp, delicious pizza that’s ready when you get home from work.
If you want to get more creative, our Tinton Falls pizza place recommends taking your favorite pizza cheese and toppings and transforming it in a slow cooker into a delicious dip, a creamy soup, or even a casserole. These can make great additions to your game day snack lineup.
Contact Mangia Brick Oven Pizza online or give us a call at (732) 578-9000 to order today.