Cheesy Zucchini Bites Recipe

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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."
MAKES:
35 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
35 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

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

Directions

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.
Combine Parmesan cheese, basil and pepper; sprinkle half over blue cheese. Top each with a tomato slice; sprinkle with remaining Parmesan mixture.
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

1 each: 19 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 58mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

  • 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
  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

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Bklynlady101 User ID: 5096564 239658
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2015

"I made them using mozzerella chesse since my family doesnt care for blue or feta which I love. They loved them but Im gonna try some with the original recipe for me next time."

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bjhuntroy User ID: 8145863 230882
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2015

"I made these with feta cheese and they were delicious. My zucchini were a little larger than the recipe calls for but still worked great. My husband said that this recipe is a keeper. They are good cold, too. We tried a couple that way to see how they would be to take to a picnic."

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StephRH User ID: 6249891 37288
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2011

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

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sactom User ID: 4684898 104844
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2009

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

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dlvspo User ID: 3353896 80392
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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ksjjdag User ID: 982985 204395
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2009

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grandmakehoe User ID: 167767 37286
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2009

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

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jav4u User ID: 1510566 80391
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2009

"great for church potlucks, one bite wonders..yummmy...

jav4u"

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GRANDBABIES07 User ID: 3011427 37250
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2008

"I FOUND THESE EXCELLENT, easy TO PREPARE AND I WILL DEFINATLY MAKE THEM AGAIN.

THANK YOU!!!"

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