Slow-Cooker Marinara Sauce with Mozzarella Cheese Dip

Marinara sauce plus fresh mozzarella equals an easy and delicious meatless appetizer. Just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes prep time and this cheesy bread dip's started in your slow cooker.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 35 min
  • Servings 24

2
cups chunky marinara sauce (from 26-oz jar)
8
oz fresh mozzarella cheese, cubed
2
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
2
loaves (10 oz each) baguette-style French bread, cut into 1/2-inch slices, toasted

  • 1 Spray 1 1/2-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Pour marinara sauce into cooker.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting about 2 hours or until hot.
  • 3 Stir in cheese and basil. Cover; cook on Low heat setting about 30 minutes longer or until cheese is just starting to melt. Serve with baguette slices. Dip can be kept warm on Low heat setting up to 2 hours; stir occasionally.

Expert Tips

For a change of flavor, try using goat cheese instead of the fresh mozzarella.

Add some color—garnish with fresh basil leaves.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
290mg
290%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.