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Ham & Zucchini Italiano

 Ham & Zucchini Italiano
I strongly believe dinner should be three things: healthy, delicious and simple. With fresh zucchini, ham and marinara sauce baked with mozzarella, you can accomplish all three in the time it takes to describe the dish to a grateful family. —Madison Mayberry, Ames, Iowa
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 3 medium zucchini, cut diagonally into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound smoked deli ham, cut into strips
  • 1 cup marinara or spaghetti sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat oven to 450°. In a large skillet, saute zucchini in oil
  • until crisp-tender. Sprinkle with basil, salt and pepper.
  • Place half of the zucchini in a greased 8-in.-square baking dish.
  • Layer with half of the ham, marinara sauce and cheese. Repeat
  • layers.
  • Bake, uncovered, 10-12 minutes or until heated through and cheese is
  • melted. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 196 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 1,013 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 17 g protein.