Day 76: Zucchini with Tomatoes & Cheddar ♥

An after-school favorite~Recipe & photo updated 2007~

One fall a loooooooooong time ago, for some reason the house was overrun with zucchini. My Mom came up with an idea for a quick bite after school. Every day, I'd get off the school bus, head into the house, move straight to the kitchen. I'd slice a zucchini - they seemed exotic then somehow, so firm, so green - then splash on a bit of tomato sauce and throw it in the mike.

Tonight I was cleaning up leftovers so used the doctored tomatoes from Day 69 and the result was delicious. But if memory serves, tomato sauce works great.

2007 Update: Instead of tomatoes or tomato sauce, I used leftover salsa -- the kick was very good!




VEGETABLE RECIPES from the ARCHIVES
~ more zucchini recipes ~
~ more microwave recipes ~
~ more favorite vegetable recipes (this was my very favorite recipe in June 2005!) ~


ZUCCHINI with TOMATOES & CHEDDAR
Active time: 5 minutes
Time to table: 10 minutes
Serves 1


1 zucchini, sliced
2 tablespoons tomato sauce
One inch square of cheddar cheese, sliced thin

Place the zucchini in a microwave dish and cover with tomato sauce. Cover with a paper towel and cook in the microwave for about five minutes or until zucchini is just cooked. Remove paper towel, top with cheese and cook for another minute.

NUTRITION ESTIMATE
Per Serving: 87 Cal (48% from Fat, 23% from Protein, 28% from Carb); 5 g Protein; 5 g Tot Fat; 3 g Sat Fat; 7 g Carb; 2 g Fiber; 125 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 261 mg Sodium; 15 mg Cholesterol, Weight Watchers 1 point

ALANNA's TIPS
  • To serve four, multiply ingredients by four. Place zucchini in a 9x9 Pyrex or similar microwave dish, making sure it's nearly all in a single layer. Continue as above.

2 comments:

I just tried this out of sheer laziness, and its delicious.
So simple and yummy. Thanks so much for sharing.

Rachel ~ This is completely a lazy dish, isn't it?! So glad it worked for you!

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