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A Year of Slow Cooking

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Little Dipper Pizza Fondue Recipe


Day 365, take two.

I was annoyed with the white bean soup with fennel and spinach I made for dinner, but had all the stuff in the house to make a pizza fondue.

So I did.

I used the Little Dipper because I puffy heart LOVE it, but you could use an oven-safe dish inside a regular crockpot to create a smaller cooking vessel. Or you could increase the quantities.

The Ingredients.

--1 cup pasta sauce (my sauce had chunked mushrooms, it was perfect)
--1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
--10 pieces pepperoni, diced
--1 cup shredded cheese (I used a combo of mozzarella, cheddar, and swiss)

The Directions.

Count out 10 pieces of pepperoni. Then eat the rest of the package.
Put the pasta sauce into your Little Dipper, and plug it in. Add the Italian seasoning and diced pepperoni. Shove in the cup of shredded cheese. I promise it will fit. Cover and leave plugged in (there are no heat settings on a Little Dipper) for 45 min or so.

Stir well and serve with tortilla chips, bread sticks, or crustini.

I made some crustini with the Food for Life brown rice bread. I cut the pieces in slices, then brushed olive oil on each side. Sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper. Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 min, flipping once half-way through.

The Verdict.

This was great. We spread out a blanket in front of the TV and had a carpet picnic with the pizza fondue and watched Redbox dvds. How come I didn't know about redbox earlier?

good stuff.

Having a fondue party?
you really should.

fancy cheese fondue
chocolate fondue
peanut butter fondue
marshmallow fluff fondue
pumpkin pie dip
cream cheese, sausage, and Rotel dip (AKA mommy crack)
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68 comments:

Jena said...

I didn't find you until a friend told me about you in August (but I have looked at your archives). Since I found your web site, I look forward every day to logging in to see what you made and your honest verdict. I know that this was a new year's resolution for 2008, but I hope you continue it in 2009. Your's is my favorite site.

Heather said...

You're my hero! Pizza fondue - fantastic idea!

Shannon said...

You so rock!

We'll definitely be trying this one. Thank you so much for creating this. I too have unnatural obession with my crockpot. And thank you for being a GF cooker. My sis has celiac's disease so this website has given her hope on eating normally again.

Kellie said...

Oh, I think you just decided what we are having for dinner ;) Yum, Thanks!

neca said...

Just wanted to let you know how much I've enjoyed this blog - I plan to come back to it repeatedly for crock pot ideas!

Jodi said...

This looks like a great fondue! I don't have a Little Dipper, but have something similar so I might just have to pull that out of the cupboard soon to make this recipe! Thanks!

Erica said...

thank yoU!!! it's weird...I just pullud out my mini pot & was going to make chicken dip (crm of chicken soup, cream cheese, can chicken & jalapenos) but was out of chicken & soup....so i put it away...now it's back out & got this in it!

Alycia said...

Looks yummy! And I have a pizza lover. I really hope you continue to post recipes, even after your challenge is over.

Laura said...

Unfortunately, I just found out about your blog last week. Fortunately, I have a year's worth of archived recipes to go through. I am a new crockpotter and haven't had much luck so far but am looking forward to trying many of your recipes!

Jordon said...

Yumm! This looks good! I was excited to find a take 2 on today!

Amy said...

I LOVE fondue! And my 2 year old loves pizza, so this will be perfect for our annual family New Year's Eve Fondue Party! (We stay in and do fondue). Thank you SOOO much for all of your recipes! We especially love the Pasta Fagioli at our house (it gets made almost every week!)

Anonymous said...

Coming out of lurking to let you know I've been following your blog all year and I'll miss checking each morning for a new recipe.

I'm really expecting tomorrow's recipe to be a winner. :-)

Shannon said...

Well, that sounds so much better than the soup it is not even funny! I think I might bring this instead of the chili cheese dip I was planning on for New Year's eve. Thanks so much for your work on this blog this year. It has been a blessing. I had a 6.5qt oval and what I thought was a little dipper. I asked for a 6.5qt smartpot combo that came with a little dipper for Christmas. When I got it I realized that my 'lil dipper' was actually a 1 quart! I always wondered why mine held more than yours! Imagine my surprise when I noticed that it says 1 quart 'crockette' right on the front of it. I've only had it for several years. Shows you how observant I am! But, thanks to you and your blog I now use my crockpots a couple times a week instead of a couple times a month. I also got myself a 4 quart slow cooker for about $9 after sales and rebates so I have increased my crockpot count from 2 up to 5 in the past month! There is no stopping me now!!

Joanna said...

this is so funny. i am going to a fondue party tonight actually. it starts at 6, but i work til 10. i hope it's not all gone by the time i get there. i'll be so upset!!

this looks awesome. it's like pizza soup.

Jessica said...

I can't wait to try this one!

mormonhermitmom said...

Wow. I'll have to have more than one crockpot to do all the stuff you've posted this year. Happy New Year!

T said...

I'm going to miss your daily updates and daily recipes. I could cry. I know you're going to keep blogging, but boo-hoo anyway.

The good news is I finally got my six quart smart pot last night. Yeah me!!! I won't throw my old one out, but it'll be collecting dust most days.

Cheers to you!

The Rudzek Family said...

I just found your site through a friend this month and have been frantically sorting through each day and printing out recipes. Everything I have made has been a huge hit. I am sure this has been a LOT of work but I really hope you keep doing this in 2009 it has been an incredible site which I check each day! THANKS!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your accomplishment and thank you, and my family thanks you for such a wonderful blog and a bit more time away from the kitchen!

Erin said...

Wow, I really hope you keep blogging recipes in 2009. Even if they're not crockpot recipes, I'd be happy. Your recipes are usually so easy to do, and a great break from my normal routine. Since I'm not gluten-free, I tend to rely on a lot of the same old stuff (pasta... and more pasta), and your recipes always break me out of that rut.

Will try this recipe out on my boyfriend, he loves pizza. I may have to skip the peperoni though.

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

Love this!

I'm bummed that there is only ONE DAY LEFT?!?! But I am happy you get a break. : )

mom2nji said...

I could cry! I cant believe tommorow is it! I am going to miss reading everyday. But I will be going through the archives. I have applesauce chicken in my pot right now. Congrats on making it the whole year! I used to think my crockpot was only good for chili!

Melissa said...

I love your blogs! I laugh out loud sometimes, even. I initially panicked when I saw Day 365, so I am glad that you are doing another one tomorrow. I have used so many of your recipes, and I have loved them all! Thanks so much!

Catastrophe Waitress said...

Ok, YUM this sounds SOOO good! I really need a little dipper, or maybe I could just make 6.5 quarts in my regular crockpot!!! LOL, maybe not...

I must make this bread you used also. I've never heard of it before, but I'm getting a tour of Whole Foods from the marketing director next week to show me all of the gluten-free foods they carry. I will be keeping an eye out for this bread mix.

Also, I LOVE those Hormel turkey pepperoni pillow packs. They are so yummy and you can eat like 17 slices for 80 calories. HEAVEN!!!

Thanks for this recipe, I will be sure to try it.

Oh, and I puffy heart YOU for all of your creative and wonderful recipes and your fabulous sense of humor. <3

Erin

Lisa said...

I cannot believe it is day 365 and I JUST FOUND YOU! Wah! I love my crockpots (yes, I have 3) but I don't have a Little Dipper and my kids would LOVE this pizza dipping idea. I need to get to Target NOW. You're bookmarked and I'm going to love reading your history!

Katie: Evolving said...

This looks so yummy!

Question: if I use a small dish to put inside a larger crockpot, would I surround it with water, or nothing at all?

Thanks again! This has been the best, most useful find in all my Internet playing!

Stephanie said...

Ok I am an airhead. What is Redbox DVD's? love the recipe, Happy New Year!

Heather said...

Wow, that looks tasty! I have a huge pizza lover living amongst us.

Some day, some day.

I've enjoyed your blog this year. I hope you continue it.

Haley said...

I just found your site this week after getting my first crock pot for Christmas.

Your pizza fondue and cranberry orange dip made me run out for a Little Dipper!

I had this for dinner tonight and it was soooo yummy. I'm making the cranberry orange for new years!

Crockpot Lady said...

Stephanie, NOT an airhead (especially not with your name! ;-0 ) I walked by the redbox machine for YEARS without noticing it. Largeish grocery stores have them, and they dispense dvds for $0.99. google redbox, then plug in your zipcode to find one near you.

Katie, NO. no water. Put the dish in, then the ingredients in the dish. The dish and the crockpot need to heat up together.

xox
steph

Katie: Evolving said...

Thank you.

What are your plans now? You have so many dedicated readers and testers.

Many of us are brand new! (as I sit here making my shopping list based only on recipes I am finding on your site.)

Jenny said...

Yay! You made it!

let's have some MommyCrack together soon.

Shannon B. said...

Oh my God this was amazing! I was trying to find a recipe for fish in your archives, but when I saw this I had to make it. I ran out and bought a Little Dipper and some pepperoni. My husband and I ate it with garlic breadsticks and I now have a giant food baby.

Gail Heaton said...

I too am a newcomer to your blog. What a great idea this was. What are your going to do for 2009?
Gail
http://neshama-ancientpath.blogspot.com/

Linda said...

This sounds great! I have a Little Dipper, but I will probably have to increase the quantity for my family. Thanks for the recipe.

aladyinred said...

What happens in 09? I've become accustomed to the daily crock pot recipe.

I'll be crushed if you are no more

Suze said...

OMG, I love pizza fondue!!! :-)
You have been very coy about your plans for 2009, at least I haven't seen anything and I see the questions just about daily from folks sad the year is about over.
I hope you continue, although I would certainly understand if you called it a day. Or a week. LOL!
Here's another vote for you to keep on blogging! XOXO Suze

Paddy from New Zealand said...

Dear Stephanie,
I just had to write to you to say thank you so much for your wonderful website. I've been in Crockpotty heaven since I subscribed to your daily recipes 2½ months ago.

You're enthusiasm has inspired me to start using my own crockpot, which has sadly been relocated to the back of the bottom shelf of my cupboard for far too long.

I guess it comes as no surprise that your daily recipes, should reach those of us at the bottom of the world, here in New Zealand, which leads me to wonder how many people in other countries around the world that have been CrockPotted by you! I am absolutely staggered that you have 3,500,000 bloggers to your site and that appears to be only the ones from the USA!

I've been especially interested in your 'little dipper' as we do not have them here in New Zealand. However, just recently, I purchased on our online auction site [similar to ebay], a small crockpot which is just perfect for cooking for one! I've not seen these anywhere and think that it may have come from overseas. It holds about 3 - 4 cups and I love it!

I have bookmarked your website and have and will do in the future, refer to it regularly.

You have to be the only person I know and I suspect, the only person in the World!!, who has ever completed their New Year's Resolution and for that you deserve a Gold Medal of Olympic proportions!!

I wish you and your family lots of rich blessings for 2009 and hope that you will share with us your New Year's Resolution for 2009! I can't wait... :-)

Take Care & Happy CrockPotting!
Paddy
[from the South Island of New Zealand]

P.s. Just to let you know, that our 2009 kicks off 16 hours ahead of you guys ..... that gives us a pretty good head start don't you think! :-)

Marni said...

I know you have posted that you will not continue the crockpot blog, but do you have another blog that I can follow? I enjoy your writing very much and want to keep up with you.
Thanks,
Marni
PS-everything I've made from your blog has been winners in our home!

Crockpot Lady said...

Wow, thank you so much, Paddy!
Marni, the blog will live on, I promise.
xox
steph

Clare said...

I just went to Target to buy a little dipper, just to make this. I had to buy a new Crockpot to get one, but it was on sale!
Love your website!

Amie said...

just learned about redbox myself. The pizza schtuff sounds fab. Good luck on your last day!

Wendi P said...

Stephanie. I am so going to miss your wit and your recipes! You have me literally LOL everyday. It has become my therapy. Thanks so much for this blog as it really made 2008 most enjoyable!

Julie said...

Just wanted to give you a pat on the back for making it to day 365! (I didn't realize until this week that it was leap year this year either! I guess that gives us both an extra day!)
Looking forward to sifting through your old blog posts.. and seeing if you're still posting in 2009! Happy new year!

Michelle said...

YUM!!!! YUM!!! And As luck would have it Steph I recived the little dipper for my birthday from Mum and Dad So will be trying this thanks for the year of meals and memories i.e. Rachel Ray, And For linking my recipe ( I should've been charging for each and every link over haha) I Hope that 2009 is a great year as well for you and yours.

ireneswval said...

My friend is getting a little dipper for me off of freecycle.com - obviously people who have missed your fantastic blog! And now I can make pizza fondue - I will miss you and your recipes!! You are one fun gal!

kathy said...

Thanks for this - perfect timing! I'm heading out tomorrow to buy the fondue supplies and I think I'll add this as the boys would enjoy it. I have posted our favorite chocolate fondue recipe on my blog if you're interested.

Happy Holidays!

Maria D. said...

Yeah, Redbox is pretty much the best thing ever!

On Christmas Eve, I wanted the house to smell all Christmasy, so I pulled out the Little Dipper, threw in some orange peels, cinnamon sticks, and various spices, and let the good times roll. The house smelled fantastic!

Do you have any good scent ideas for the crockpot?

Jessica in Canada said...

Your blog is excellent; I wish I had found it sooner! Our family loves Mexican too, and I plan to try lots of your recipes in the New Year!

I'm glad you like this pizza fondue recipe; I have a similar, even easier one: 2 cans pizza sauce, 1 small box Velveeta cheese. Melt and dip with foccacia bread. I like this recipe because it doesn't use sandwich meat which contain nitrates...

Gallo Pinto2 said...

What is this "crustini" you mention? It looks really good but I have no idea how you make it!

Oh and I've loved your blog ever since a friend introduced me and since then I've been introducing my friends! I'm so glad you'll leave it online because I search it all the time for fun new recipes!

Julie said...

You are my 2 year old son's hero! We had it for dinner last night and he ate about half of it!

Thanks for all of your great recipes this year. You made me love my crock pot again. I also appreciated the fact that you "kid tested" most of them.

Mary Ann said...

We love this! I've made it several times this year and ironically we had it last night for New Year's Eve!

I love your site! Thanks for all your hard work.

Amber said...

Yum! That sounds like a great pizza treat.

I LOVE my little dipper too! It is awesome for melting chocolate and obviously perfect for keeping party dips warm. I've been raving about it to all my friends since we've been in entertaining mode over the holiday season and I've had many opportunities to pull it out. To say nothing of the hundred buckeyes I used it to dip in chocolate. ;) I love that it melts the chocolate perfect. You don't have to worry about steam burn on your arm from a double broiler or scalding the chocolate in the microwave and having to keep reheating it over and over as it gets too firm for dipping. Ahhh, I could never go back!

EAT! said...

The Kids are going to love me even more when I make Pizza Fondue for them. I just need to pick up a Little Dipper.

Dyar Baby Momma said...

We make something similar in the oven - layer of cream cheese, layer of pizza sauce, layer of chopped pepperoni and layer of mozerella - its always a huge hit. Love that there is a fondue equivalent... thanks!

mel said...

Hi! I love your blog. I found this just in time. I got a fondue pot for Christmas and wanted some recipes. The chocolate one sounds yummy and I plan to make it for my hubby and me to enjoy of Vday. THANKS!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I made this for my Bunko ladies last night...I left the kitchen for a few minutes, and when I came back, they were scraping the pot clean! I couldn't believe it!! It was delicious...I am glad I had one little cracker with the dip! I had put out roasted garlic melba toast to use as dippers...but I think some of my friends might have used their fingers!

Carla said...

Wheat Thins has a Parmesan Basil flavor that is delicious with this pizza dip! Thanks for sharing, the Little Dipper is so fun.

Jackie said...

I have yet to use my little dipper, as I didn't know what to use it for! Thanks for this fun and easy tip. =)

Deborah said...

Holy Moly, this looks like something even my 3y/o would LOVE.
New to your site, but finding TONS of wonderful recipes. Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and LUV IT.. I will follow the directions on this one to the "T" for the pepperoni FOR SURE Thank you thank you for your great blog ******jaci from missouri*********

Kurdistan said...

good idea cant wait to try it

Michelle said...

This is awesome. Pizza is the hardest thing for a kid to give up on a gluten-free diet... esp when everyone else around her can eat it. This is something we can all enjoy and not feel like we are missing out on pizza!! Thank you!

Elle_Cooks said...

Tripled this in my 2-quart slow cooker. It fit perfectly. I used 2 cups mozzarella and just under 1 cup freshly grated parmesan. It was a big hit at our Christmas party.

amandahart said...

OMg! I need to buy a Little Dipper this weekend. My son is the pickiest eater ever! (he took my crown, but he loves loves loves pizza. He won't eat aything that is red (except pizza)so maybe I can get him to try this, love it and then try some soup or spaghetti sauce. I just love your blog. I read it serveral times a day and have already made several of your recipes. My husband LOVED the Chinese Lemon Chicken and tomorrow I can't wait to try the cabbage rolls. I am practically drooling in anticipation...lol.

GingerBread said...

I've made this recipe before and my suitemates LOVED it, I used smart deli brand pepperoni. But I was wondering if I can use italian sausage in replacement of the pepperoni, would you recommend that? It's the smart deli brand so it doesn't have to cook as long as real sausage. Thanks in advance!

Crafts by CJ said...

Love the directions, count out 10 pepperoni, eat rest of package. Yep, that's pretty much how I do it! Haha love this! I host a recipe swap every month and this months theme is crock pots. I finally found something I want to use. Thanks for sharing!!!

CJ

Crafts by CJ said...

Oh and by the way, REDBOX has promo codes all the time. Anytime we are going to rent I Google it and find one. Rarely to we pay for our movie:)

CJ

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