Colorful Zucchini Spears Recipe

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Colorful Zucchini Spears Recipe
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Colorful Zucchini Spears Recipe

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A bit of bacon lends hearty flavor to this colorful side dish, while low-fat cheese helps keep the calories in check. Jan Caldwell sent the recipe from her kitchen in Shingle Springs, California.
MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strip, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 plum tomato, halved and sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced onion
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese

Directions

In a small nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until cooked but not crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon to paper towels to drain. Cut zucchini in half widthwise; cut halves lengthwise into quarters. Place in an ungreased shallow 1-qt. baking dish.
Combine the salt, oregano, garlic powder and pepper; sprinkle half over the zucchini. Top with tomato, onion, remaining seasonings and bacon. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until zucchini is tender. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Colorful Zucchini Spears in Cooking for 2 Spring 2005, p21

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 85 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 202mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 medium-fat meat, 1 vegetable.

  • 1 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strip, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 plum tomato, halved and sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced onion
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
  1. In a small nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until cooked but not crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon to paper towels to drain. Cut zucchini in half widthwise; cut halves lengthwise into quarters. Place in an ungreased shallow 1-qt. baking dish.
  2. Combine the salt, oregano, garlic powder and pepper; sprinkle half over the zucchini. Top with tomato, onion, remaining seasonings and bacon. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until zucchini is tender. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Colorful Zucchini Spears in Cooking for 2 Spring 2005, p21

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kelli51981 User ID: 6677571 207206
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2013

"Delicious recipe!"

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