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Olive-Cheese Zucchini Boats

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


2 servings

I WAS ANXIOUS the first time I tried this recipe, wondering if my family would like it. It was a big hit, though, and I was happy to find another idea for serving this prolific garden vegetable. I serve it most often with chicken. It adds so much color to the plate. -Dorothy Pritchett, Wills Point, Texas


  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise; scoop out and reserve pulp, leaving 1/4-in. shells. Place zucchini shells, cut side down, in a skillet. Add water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 5-6 minutes or until tender; drain.
  2. Turn shells cut side up; sprinkle with salt. Chop zucchini pulp; saute in a small saucepan in butter for 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in bread crumbs and olives. Spoon into the zucchini shells; sprinkle with cheese. Cover and cook over medium heat (with no added water) for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 120 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 461mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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