This prolific producing vegetable often gets a bad rap for over abundance. But now there are lots of great recipes to enjoy zucchini in many ways, and cheese makes anything tasty!

Embrace and enjoy zucchini as a main dish (or side) – instead of just hidden in bread.

 

Zucchini Pizza Boats

Recipe Source: Food Hero www.foodhero.org

Number of servings:  2 as a main dish, 4 to 6 as a side

Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 40 minutes

 

Ingredients:

2 medium or 3 small zucchini

1⁄2 cup tomato-based pasta sauce

1⁄2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

2 tablespoons parmesan cheese

Directions:

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Wash zucchini. Trim ends and cut each in half lengthwise. Use a spoon to gently scrape out soft, seedy center of zucchini.
  • Place zucchini halves in a small baking dish. Spoon pasta sauce into zucchini halves. Top with mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until zucchini is tender and cheese is bubbly and brown. Serve warm.
  • Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
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