One of our readers recently turned us on to Better Homes and Gardens’ treasure trove of slow-cooker recipes. They have some fantastic ideas for easy holiday hors d’oeuvres, including this fun and festive pizza fondue.
4 ounces bulk Italian sausage
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 30 ounce jar meatless spaghetti sauce
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
2/3 cup chopped pepperoni or Canadian-style bacon
1 teaspoon dried basil or oregano, crushed
1/2 cup sliced pitted ripe olives (optional)
1/4 cup chopped green sweet pepper (optional)
Dippers such as focaccia bread or Italian bread cubes, mozzarella or provolone cheese cubes, cherry tomatoes, or cooked tortellini or ravioli
How to Make It:
1. In a large skillet cook the sausage, onion, and garlic until meat is brown. Drain off fat.
2. In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart crockery cooker combine spaghetti sauce, mushrooms, pepperoni or Canadian-style bacon, and basil or oregano. Stir in the meat mixture.
3. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 3 hours. If desired, stir in ripe olives and sweet pepper. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 15 minutes more. To serve, spear the dippers with fondue forks and dip into the fondue.
Makes 10 servings (about 5 1/2 cups).
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