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Cheesy Zucchini Bites

Garden-fresh zucchini and cherry tomatoes are tastefully combined in these colorful appetizers. Writes Amy Frombach of Bradford, Pennsylvania, "Folks tend to hang around the appetizer tray whenever I serve these pretty party bites."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    35 appetizers

Ingredients

  • 5 medium zucchini (about 6 inches long)
  • 4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced

Directions

  • Cut zucchini into 3/4-in. slices. Using a melon baller or small spoon, scoop out the insides and discard, leaving the bottom intact. Place zucchini on an ungreased baking sheet; spoon 1/2 teaspoon crumbled blue cheese into each.
  • Combine Parmesan cheese, basil and pepper; sprinkle half over blue cheese. Top each with a tomato slice; sprinkle with remaining Parmesan mixture.
  • Bake at 400° for 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 19 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 58mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Bklynlady101
    Dec 17, 2015

    I made them using mozzerella chesse since my family doesnt care for blue or feta which I love. They loved them but Im gonna try some with the original recipe for me next time.

  • bjhuntroy
    Aug 8, 2015

    I made these with feta cheese and they were delicious. My zucchini were a little larger than the recipe calls for but still worked great. My husband said that this recipe is a keeper. They are good cold, too. We tried a couple that way to see how they would be to take to a picnic.

  • AshleyE
    Jun 20, 2013

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  • StephRH
    Oct 2, 2011

    Awesome flavor, I'm hooked. I'll definitely make these again.

  • sactom
    Dec 17, 2009

    Taste great and adds great color to the appetizer table.

  • dlvspo
    Aug 4, 2009

    I like blue cheese but my husband does not so I will probably use feta cheese instead.

  • ksjjdag
    Aug 3, 2009

     

  • grandmakehoe
    Aug 3, 2009

    Can I use any other cheese than Blue Cheese? just don't like it but the recipe sounds [email protected]

  • jav4u
    Aug 2, 2009

    great for church potlucks, one bite wonders..yummmy...jav4u

  • ballneil
    May 3, 2009

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