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Cheesy Zucchini Rounds Recipe

Here's a fun way to serve zucchini..provide a low-fat alternative to high-calorie nachos. Our Test Kitchen sprinkled zucchini slices with cheese, seasonings and bacon bits, then heated them in the microwave. Even kids will eat their veggies when you serve them as a side dish or snack.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 bacon strip, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1. Place zucchini on a microwave-safe plate; sprinkle with basil and onion powder. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 45 seconds or until hot. Sprinkle with the cheddar cheese, bacon and Parmesan cheese; microwave on high for 20-45 seconds or until cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 71 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 240mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

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