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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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • In a large skillet, saute zucchini in oil until crisp-tender.
  • Sprinkle with basil, salt and pepper.
  • Place half of zucchini in a greased 8-in. baking dish. Layer with
  • half of the ham, marinara sauce and cheese. Repeat layers.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 450° for 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.