Cheesy Zucchini Bites
5 medium zucchini, cut into slices
3 Tbsp. Cream Cheese
5 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoon dried basil
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
*An Optional Idea:
Replace 2 Tbsp. of Parmesan Cheese and 1 Tbsp. Cream Cheese with 3 ounces crumbled Blue Cheese (Feta Cheese could be used instead of Blue Cheese). You will still use the Parmesan Cheese for topping.
-Cut zucchini into 3/4-inch slices. Using small spoon, scoop out the insides and discard, leaving the bottom intact.
-Place zucchini on an ungreased baking sheet.
-Combine the cream cheese, Parmesan cheese (set aside 2 Tbsp. for topping.), basil, and pepper. Top each with a tomato half (or two); sprinkle with the set-aside Parmesan cheese.
-Bake at 400°F until cheese is melted, 5-7 minutes. Serve warm.
Makes approximately 35 bites.
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