Corn- and Pepper-Stuffed Zucchini

Enjoy this tasty corn and pepper stuffed zucchini – a perfect side dish ready in 15 minutes.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

4
small zucchini (about 6 inches long)
1
tablespoon water
3/4
cup frozen (thawed) whole kernel corn or cooled cooked fresh corn kernels
2
tablespoons diced red bell pepper
1
tablespoon chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
2
medium green onions, thinly sliced (2 tablespoons)
2
teaspoons olive or canola oil
1/8
teaspoon salt

  • 1 Cut zucchini lengthwise in half; place zucchini and water in rectangular microwavable dish, 11x7x1 1/2 inches. Cover with plastic wrap, folding back one edge or corner 1/4 inch to vent steam.
  • 2 Microwave on High 3 to 5 minutes or until zucchini is crisp-tender. When cool enough to handle, scoop centers from zucchini, leaving 1/4-inch shells. Discard centers.
  • 3 Mix remaining ingredients. Spoon about 2 tablespoons corn mixture into each zucchini shell.

Expert Tips

What's more versatile than veggies? You can turn them into flavorful side dishes or nibble on them raw for a fresh and crunchy low-carbohydrate snack. Try baby carrots, pea pods, bell pepper or cucumber slices or celery sticks whenever you need a pick-me-up!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
65
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
80mg
80%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
2 Vegetable;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.