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The best part of growing it is eating it: Zucchini Cheese Boats

 Zucchini Cheese Boats
Makes: 6  servings

Prep: 20 mins
Bake: 30 mins 375°F
Cook: 10 mins

  • 6 large zucchini (about 3 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 slices bacon (about 1/4 pound), chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 cup packaged unseasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese

Make It

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 13 x 9 x 2-inch glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Cut 1/8- to 1/4-inch thick lengthwise slice from each zucchini. Chop the slices and reserve.

3. Using a melon baller or small spoon and starting from cut side, scoop out most of flesh from each zucchini, leaving a shell. Chop together the flesh and add the reserved chopped slices. Reserve the zucchini boats.

4. In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chopped bacon; cook 3 minutes. Stir in chopped zucchini mixture, onion salt, garlic powder, nutmeg and cayenne; cook, stirring occasionally, 7 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in bread crumbs and 3/4 cup of cheese.

5. Spoon about 1/2 cup filling into each zucchini boat. Place in prepared baking dish. Add 1/4 cup hot water to dish; cover dish with foil.

6. Bake in 375 degree F oven for 25 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle tops of zucchini with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Makes 6 servings.

nutrition facts
  • Servings Per Recipe 6
  • Calories(kcal)230
  • Protein(gm)10
  • Carbohydrate(gm)10
  • Fat, total(gm)17
  • Cholesterol(mg)30
  • Saturated fat(gm)7
  • Dietary Fiber, total(gm)1
  • Sodium(mg)217
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Source:  www.parents.com

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