Cheesy Zucchini Bites Recipe
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Cheesy Zucchini Bites Recipe

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Garden-fresh zucchini and cherry tomatoes are tastefully combined in these colorful appetizers. Writes Amy Frombach of Bradford, Pennsylvania, "Folks tend to hang around the appetizer tray whenever I serve these pretty party bites."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:35 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 35 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 medium zucchini (about 6 inches long)
  • 4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced

Nutritional Facts

One appetizer equals 19 calories, 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 58 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, 0.55 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cut zucchini into 3/4-in. slices. Using a melon baller or small spoon, scoop out the insides and discard, leaving the bottom intact. Place zucchini on an ungreased baking sheet; spoon 1/2 teaspoon crumbled blue cheese into each.
  2. Combine Parmesan cheese, basil and pepper; sprinkle half over blue cheese. Top each with a tomato slice; sprinkle with remaining Parmesan mixture.
  3. Bake at 400° for 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve warm. Yield: 35 appetizers.
Originally published as Cheesy Zucchini Bites in Light & Tasty August/September 2001, p49

Nutritional Facts

One appetizer equals 19 calories, 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 58 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, 0.55 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Oct. 2, 2011

"Awesome flavor, I'm hooked. I'll definitely make these again."

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Reviewed Dec. 17, 2009

"Taste great and adds great color to the appetizer table."

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Reviewed Aug. 4, 2009

"I like blue cheese but my husband does not so I will probably use feta cheese instead."

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Reviewed Aug. 3, 2009

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Reviewed Aug. 3, 2009

"Can I use any other cheese than Blue Cheese? just don't like it but the recipe sounds interesting.bzretired@aol.com"

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