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Festive Bean ‘n’ Pepper Bundles

This is a beautiful, interesting way to prepare vegetables for a holiday dinner. The flavor pairs well with a variety of entrees. —Judith Krucki, Lake Orion, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    12-15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 pound fresh wax beans, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 medium zucchini
  • 2 medium sweet red peppers, julienned
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the beans, bouillon and garlic powder; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.
  • Cut zucchini into 1/2-in. slices. Hollow out centers, leaving 1/4-in. rings; discard the centers. Thread beans and peppers through squash rings.
  • Place in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan; drizzle with butter. Cover and bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until zucchini is crisp-tender.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 57 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 372mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.

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