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Herbed Zucchini

 Herbed Zucchini
This simple side dish is made extra-special with the addition of bacon, two kinds of cheese and seasonings. My bumper crop of zucchini disappears quickly when this is the featured fare.—Diana Nutter, Mount Dora, Florida
4-6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 5 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 4 to 5 cups sliced zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons snipped fresh sage or 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • In a skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove
  • bacon; discard all but 1 tablespoon of drippings. Saute onion,
  • celery and garlic in drippings until tender. add tomatoes, zucchini,
  • parsley and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and
  • simmer for 6-8 minutes or until zucchini is tender. Sprinkle with
  • cheeses and bacon. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 170 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 300 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein.