Colorful Zucchini Spears

A bit of bacon lends hearty flavor to this colorful side dish, while low-fat cheese helps keep the calories in check.

from Cooking for 2

Quick look

  • prep 10 min    cook 20 min
  • serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 bacon strip, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 plum tomato, halved and sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced onion
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese

    How to make it  30 minutes


  • 1

    In a small nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until cooked but not crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon to paper towels to drain.

  • 2

    Cut zucchini in half widthwise; cut halves lengthwise into quarters. Place in an ungreased shallow 1-qt. baking dish.

  • 3

    Combine the salt, oregano, garlic powder and pepper; sprinkle half over the zucchini. Top with tomato, onion, remaining seasonings and bacon.

  • 4

    Bake, uncovered, at 350°F for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until zucchini is tender.

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