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Festive Bean 'n' Pepper Bundles

 Festive Bean 'n' Pepper Bundles
This is a beautiful, interesting way to prepare vegetables for Christmas dinner. The flavor pairs well with a variety of entrees.
12-15 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 57 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 372 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.