• In a large skillet cook sausage, onion, and garlic over medium-high heat until sausage is brown, using a wooden spoon to break up meat as it cooks. Drain off fat.

  • In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine spaghetti sauce, mushrooms, and basil. Stir in sausage mixture. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 3 hours. Stir in sweet pepper. Cover and cook for 15 minutes more.

  • To serve, spear vegetable dippers and/or bread cubes with fondue forks and dip into the fondue, swirling to coat.

Nutrition Facts

48 calories; 1 g total fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 0 g monounsaturated fat; 8 mg cholesterol; 300 mg sodium. 68 mg potassium; 6 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 3 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 568 IU vitamin a; 11 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 3 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 38 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;