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Lasagna-Stuffed Zucchini Bites

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  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4
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Ready in only 30 minutes, these tasty zucchini bites are filled with Italian turkey sausage, pasta sauce and Italian cheese blend.

Brooke McLay Recipe by Brooke McLay
May 17, 2012

Ingredients

2
small zucchini (about 2 inches in diameter)
1
cup cooked crumbled Italian turkey sausage
1
cup garlic-and-herb tomato pasta sauce
1
cup shredded Italian cheese blend (4 oz)

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2 Cut zucchini into 2-inch pieces. With small scoop or spoon, scoop out small portion of zucchini in center of each slice to make room for filling.
  • 3 In small bowl, stir together sausage and pasta sauce. Spoon 1 tablespoon mixture into each zucchini slice; top evenly with cheese. Place on cookie sheet.
  • 4 Bake 20 minutes or until zucchini is tender and cheese is golden brown.

Expert Tips

Swap in any of your favorite pasta sauces.

Cut the fat by using reduced-fat mozzarella cheese on top.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
18%
Saturated Fat
5g
26%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
630mg
26%
Potassium
470mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
9g
3%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
7g
Protein
16g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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