Festive Bean 'n' Pepper Bundles Recipe
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Festive Bean 'n' Pepper Bundles Recipe

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This is a beautiful, interesting way to prepare vegetables for a holiday dinner. The flavor pairs well with a variety of entrees. —Judith Krucki, Lake Orion, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 12-15 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 pound fresh wax beans, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 medium zucchini
  • 2 medium sweet red peppers, julienned
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 57 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 372mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the beans, bouillon and garlic powder; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.
  2. Cut zucchini into 1/2-in. slices. Hollow out centers, leaving 1/4-in. rings; discard the centers. Thread beans and peppers through squash rings.
  3. Place in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; drizzle with butter. Cover and bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until zucchini is crisp-tender. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Festive Bean 'n' Pepper Bundles in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p9

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Geri Glaser User ID: 4742486 165127
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2009

"quick, easy, festive and tasty"

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