Slow Cooker Pizza Fondue

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 121)

The second biggest eating holiday after Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday, is almost here.

Do you have a plan for enjoying the day and indulging in your favorite foods without getting crazy?

Did you know that Superbowl Sunday is the top pizza sales day of the year?

I love pizza. It’s one of  my favorite foods. But, it’s one of my trigger foods that I usually end up overeating.

So, I thought it would be fun to try out a slow cooker pizza fondue that would allow me to enjoy all the flavors of pizza with a lot fewer calories and points.

Crock Pot Pizza Fondue

Weight Watchers Friendly Slow Cooker Pizza Fondue

There are lots of recipes for slow cooker pizza fondue or pizza dip.  Most tend to be really heavy on the cheese, not a bad thing, but I decided to go with one that was heavy on the tomato sauce.

The mozzarella cheese didn’t completely melt even after 3 hours and lots of stirring, probably because it was low fat, but the flavor was yummy.

You can serve this slow cooker pizza fondue with all kinds of dippers. Chunks of warm crusty Italian bread, bread sticks, mozzarella sticks, and raw veggies like, broccoli, cauliflower and celery would all work well.

Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Pizza Fondue
 
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Simple slow cooker pizza fondue, a light and delicious way to satisfy your cravings for the flavors of pizza.
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Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • 1 jar (26 to 29 ounces) low fat, slow sodium meatless marinara sauce
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded fat-free mozzarella cheese (I used part-skim instead)
  • ¼ cup shredded reduced-fat Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons oregano (I used Italian seasoning instead)
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • For serving: Cubes of Italian bread, breadsticks, raw cauliflower florets, broccoli florets, celery sticks, etc.
Instructions
  1. Ideal Slow Cooker: 2 to 3-Quart.
  2. Lightly grease your slow cooker.
  3. Put the sauce, mozzarella, parmesan, oregano, onion, and garlic powder in the slow cooker. Stir well to combine.
  4. Cover and cook on LOW 3 hours, or until the sauce is hot and cheese is mostly melted. (Because the cheese is nonfat, it probably won't completely melt.)
  5. Serve with Bread cubes and/or vegetables for dipping.
Martha's Notes
Nutrition Estimates Per Serving (1/4 cup fondue only): 82 calories, 2.1 g fat, 9 g carbs, 1.3 fiber, 5.7 g protein and 2 Weight Watchers Points Plus


Possible additions: sliced black olives, chopped bell pepper, chopped mushrooms

Source: adapted slightly from Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly Revised & Updated: 600 Healthy, Low-Fat Recipes for Your Slow Cooker

If you liked slow cooker pizza fondue you might also like:

Slow Cooker Pizza Soup
Vegetable Crock Pot Pizza
Hungry Girl’s Hawaiian English Muffin Pizza
Healthy 3-Cheese Garden Vegetable Pizza

*PointsPlus® for Slow Cooker Pizza Fondue calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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Comments

  1. Marge says

    Had this pizza dip today while enjoying some company in from Ohio — here to bask in the beautiful AZ sunshine for a few months!! She, too, liked it very much! I told her it’s like getting a ‘pizza fix’ without the pizza, or surrounding calories! I served it luke warm to room temp – microwaved it just enough to take chill off from the fridge – and served it surrounded by crispy bagel slices!! DELICIOUS; and she wants the recipe to take back home with her!
    We’ll see that she gets it, as well as the name of the website so she can begin enjoying some wonderful dishes! She told me today that she had just recently bought her first crock pot – EVER! Kudos — excellent!!

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