5-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Pizza Meatballs

Created December 8, 2016
Slow-Cooker Pizza Meatballs
These pizza-flavored meatballs make an extra-special (but still easy) meal when served inside individual biscuit bowls. MORE+ LESS-

While meatballs are a go-to appetizer, I like to scoop them onto our dinner plates. These cheesy, pizza-flavored bites quickly become a main dish for my family with only the addition of biscuit bowls made from Pillsbury Grands! Jr. refrigerated biscuits Serve alongside some veggies and you’ve got a nice filling meal!

Slow-Cooker Pizza Meatballs

Mix the meatball ingredients in a large bowl: about 2 pounds of ground beef, 1 egg, ¾ cup Progresso Italian style bread crumbs, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Don’t be afraid to get your hands messy!

Mix The Meatball Ingredients

Shape the meat mixture into individual balls with a ½-inch cube of mozzarella in the center. Shape the meat around the cheese to fully enclose. The meatballs will be about golf ball size.

Enclose Meat Around Cheese

Place each meatball on a lined baking sheet as you shape them. My suggestion is to prep the meatballs the night before and let them sit in the fridge overnight. Then you can quickly sear them and toss them in the slow cooker in the morning!

Meatballs Lined Up On Baking Sheet

Sear the meatballs about eight at a time in a skillet, just for a few minutes.

Meatballs In Skillet

Move them into the slow cooker and layer with pizza sauce. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Meatballs In Slow Cooker

When the meatballs are done, use the warm setting on the slow cooker while preparing the biscuit bowls. Shape refrigerated biscuit dough around the back side of a cupcake pan.

Preparing The Biscuit Bowls

Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool and remove. Serve with meatballs.

Cool The Biscuit Bowls