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329
Calories 
22g
Carbs 
11g
Fat 
36g
Protein 
7
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(8 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

This Skinny Pepperoni Pizza Chili is the stuff dreams are made of packed with ground beef, sausage, garlic, beans, and marinara sauce for only 329 calories.

Who doesn’t love a warm, melty slice of pepperoni pizza? I’ve been a big fan of pizza for my whole life, though as I have made changes to work towards a healthier lifestyle I have had to reduce my pizza consumption. Sad times!

One day I got a recipe for pepperoni pizza chili in my inbox. It sounded delicious, and I knew I wanted to give it a whirl. I took some liberties with the recipe and made a couple of easy changes to lighten it up without sacrificing any deliciousness. I was able to shave off over 100 calories by making simple adjustments to the recipe, like subbing in 95% lean ground beef, turkey sausage and turkey pepperoni. You can even sneak in a little extra goodness and protein by adding some chopped up mushrooms with the meat.

While the original recipe was created for the stove top, I have included a slow cooker version for you as well. It’s perfect for those busy weekdays, and the leftovers will make for a tasty lunch the next day. I hope you enjoy this warm and comforting Pepperoni Pizza Chili, it’s the perfect blend of two classic comfort foods!

 

Prep Time

Pepperoni Pizza Chili (Stove Top or Slow Cooker)

28
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Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

6
  • 1 pound 95% lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound hot Italian style turkey sausage
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 U medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 U cloves garlic, minced (I use jarred)
  • 16 oz. canned hot chili beans, undrained
  • 8 oz. salsa
  • 8 oz. marinara sauce
  • 4 ounces sliced turkey pepperoni, sliced in half
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (or more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 tablespoons shredded part skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 329
Calories from Fat 83
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g
20%
Saturated Fat 4g
20%
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
0%
Cholesterol 97mg
32%
Sodium 1 842mg
80%
Total Carbohydrate 22g
14%
Dietary Fiber 6g
39%
Sugars 5g
Protein 36g

Directions

Meet Martha Mckinnon

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Martha is a lifetime WW committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life. Her blog, Simple-Nourished-Living.com, is a popular resource for easy healthy recipes, success stories and weight loss tips to help you eat great and lose weight. A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she's not experimenting in the kitchen, you'll find her helping beginners over the age of 50 discover the powerful benefits of yoga.  Learn More
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Notes

Slow Cooker Option: Brown the meat and vegetables following the directions above. The add to the slow cooker along with the remaining ingredients. Cook on low for 4 hours.

Pepperoni Pizza Chili (Stove Top or Slow Cooker)
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