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Pizza-Stuffed Zucchini Cups

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Pizza-Stuffed Zucchini Cups
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 6
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Slices of zucchini are filled with cream cheese, Italian seasonings, olives, bell peppers and pepperoni for these clever pizza-stuffed cups.
By Inspired Taste
Updated Apr 26, 2012

Ingredients

  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 1 package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped turkey pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup pizza cheese blend (2 oz)
  • 3 tablespoons Progresso™ Italian style bread crumbs
Make With
Make With
Progresso Breadcrumbs

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper or foil.
  • 2
    Cut end off each zucchini, then cut each into 1 1/2-inch-thick slices. Using small spoon, scoop out the flesh, without going through the bottom, and discard or save for another use.
  • 3
    In medium bowl, stir together cream cheese, Italian seasoning, olives, bell pepper, pepperoni and half of the cheese. Fill each zucchini cup with 1 to 2 spoonfuls filling. Place on cookie sheet. Top each with bread crumbs.
  • 4
    Bake 20 minutes. Top with remaining cheese. Bake about 20 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and golden brown.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Save scooped-out zucchini flesh to add to soups, stir-fries or salads.
  • tip 2
    Make these your own and replace green pepper, pepperoni or olives with other pizza toppings.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts are not available for this recipe
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