Stuffed Pepperoni Pizza Melt, Low in Calories, Big on Taste

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 GreenSo easy, I make them all the time. I bet your family will love them too!
Stuffed Pepperoni Pizza Melt, Low in Calories, Big on Taste

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Makes 1 serving

Shopping Tips
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.

Serving Tips
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

 

Stuffed Pepperoni Pizza Melt, Low in Calories, Big on Taste

Stuffed Pepperoni Pizza Melt, Low in Calories, Big on Taste

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 1
Calories 255 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Oroweat Sandwich Thin or your favorite brand, see shopping tips
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light
  • 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

Instructions
 

  • Preheat Panini maker or George Foreman grill.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Serve with a fork and knife.

Nutrition

Serving: 1meltCalories: 255kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 15gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 817mgFiber: 5gSugar: 6gBlue Smart Points: 8Green Smart Points: 8Plus Points: 7
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