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Cheesy Zucchini Bites

 Cheesy Zucchini Bites
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."
35 ServingsPrep/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.
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.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot

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