Two of the staples of Italian cuisine, zucchini and Parmesan cheese, team up for a recipe that's easy to make and impressive to serve. These baked "boats" are a fresh new way to serve a distinctive side dish.
zucchini, cut lengthwise in half
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (1 oz)
tablespoon olive oil
Freshly ground pepper to taste
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
Heat oven to 400°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.
Place zucchini halves, skin side down, on cookie sheet. Sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon cheese. Drizzle with oil; sprinkle with pepper.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until zucchini is tender and cheese is light golden brown. Cool slightly. Garnish with basil.
This zucchini dish is a great side with pasta entrées.
Grill it! Place prepared zucchini on a grill over low heat; cook until zucchini is tender and cheese is light golden brown.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- 1 1/2g,
- 1 1/2%
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.