Bacon Herb Zucchini

You're sure to agree the herbs in this side really complement a Thanksgiving turkey.

from Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2005

This tasty side can easily be doubled to serve a large party who are sure to want seconds. — Betty Korte, Collinsville, Illinois

You Will Need 4 bacon strips, diced 1/2 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup chopped onion 3/4 cup canned diced tomatoes with juice 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley 1/4 teaspoon each dried oregano, savory and rubbed sage 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 4 cups sliced zucchini 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

What to Do 1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp.

2. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings.

3. In the drippings, sauté celery and onion until tender. Add the tomatoes, parsley, oregano, savory, sage, salt, pepper and zucchini.

4. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.

5. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 7-10 minutes or until zucchini is tender.

6. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bacon.

Serves 6-8

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