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postheadericon Stuffed Zucchini

4.67 avg. rating (90% score) - 3 votes

Stuffed Zucchini is a delicious and easy recipe for a great side-dish, appetizer or entree. Ingredients include: Tomatoes, cheese, crushed crackers and basil. Not only is it delicious and easy to prepare but it is also a low calories, low cholesterol, low carbohydrates, low sodium, low sugars, vegetarian, heart-healthy, diabetic and Weight Watchers (3 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes 4 servings and takes only 35 minutes to make.  Stuffed Zucchini will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.stuffed-zucchini.jpg

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

2 large zucchini (1 lb), parboiled
3/4 cup 2% shredded Mozzarella cheese, divided
1 small tomato, finely chopped
10  reduced fat crackers, (such as Ritz brand), finely crushed

1 tsp dried basil leaves

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Cut zucchini lengthwise in half; scoop out centers onto cutting board, leaving 1/4-inch-thick shells. Place shells in 9-inch square baking dish; set aside.

2. Chop zucchini pulp; place in a medium size bowl. Add 1/2 cup of the cheese, the tomatoes, cracker crumbs and basil; mix lightly. Spoon evenly into zucchini shells; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.

3. Bake 15 minutes or until heated through.

NOTE: How to Parboil Zucchini:
Bring 2 qt. unsalted water to boil in large saucepan. Add zucchini; cook 6 to 8 minutes or until fork-tender. Drain.

Yield: 4 Servings
Serving Size: 1 zucchini half per serving.

Weight Watchers (PointsPlus = 3), (3 SmartPoints)
Carb Choices: 1

Diet Exchange:
1/2 Starch + 1 Vegetable + 1 Meat (L)

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 110, Total Fat: 4.5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 230mg, Carbohydrates: 11g, Fiber: 2g, Sugars 3g, Protein: 8g, Vitamin A: 15 %DV, Vitamin C: 20 %DV, Calcium: 35 %DV, Iron: 6 %DV

Original recipe and image from Kraft Foods. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/stuffed-zucchini-boats-111123.aspx

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