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Colorful Zucchini Spears Recipe

Colorful Zucchini Spears Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 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

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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