If you’re watching your weight or trying to be healthy chances are pepperoni pizza is not on your diet, right? Great news though…I’ve created a delicious and healthy melt using very low fat and calorie turkey pepperoni, reduced-fat cheese, and a high fiber sandwich thin. The skinny for 1 melt, 255 calories, 9 grams of fat, and 8 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints and 8 Green. So easy, I make them all the time. I bet your family will love them too!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
1 Oroweat Sandwich Thin or your favorite brand, see shopping tips
1 teaspoon reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light
1½ tablespoons pizza sauce or marinara sauce
7 slices Hormel’s 70% less fat turkey pepperoni, see shopping tips
1 slice light provolone cheese or light mozzarella
1. Preheat Panini maker or George Foreman grill.
2. Spread the outside of the sandwich thin, both top and bottom, with ½ teaspoon of butter on each. Split open and spread the inside of the bottom slice with pizza sauce. On top of sauce, place pepperoni slices and top with 1 slice of cheese. Place remaining top piece of sandwich thin, butter side out.
3. Place in Panini maker or George Foreman grill and cook for 4 to 5 minutes until melted and golden brown. Remove with a spatula as the cheese oozes out a bit while cooking. I love it that way!
4. Serve with a fork and knife.
Makes 1 serving
Oroweat Sandwich Thins can be found in most large supermarkets. One sandwich thin has 140 calories, 2g fat, and 4g fiber. They come in several flavors with the same nutrition facts. Use your favorite.
I used Hormel’s 70% reduced-fat turkey pepperoni. You’ll find it in the luncheon meat section of most supermarkets. It’s so low in calories and fat compared to regular pepperoni. One serving (17 slices) has 70 calories and 4 grams of fat. If you can’t find it, substitute with reduced-fat salami.
This is such a hearty melt. Serve it with a side salad such as Low Carb Salad on a Stick, Italian-Style. Such a fun way to serve a salad. Each has 72 calories, 5g fat & 2 Weight Watchers SmartPoints.
WW Freestyle Points 8-Blue
WW SmartPoints 8-Green
WW POINTS PLUS 7
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 melt
255 calories, 9g fat, 4g sat. fat, 25mg chol, 15g protein, 32g carbs, 5g fiber, 817mg sodium, 6g sugar