Donna's Zuchini Supremies

Published On: Dec 22 2009 04:59:27 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 23 2009 04:18:35 AM CST

These truly are a supreme appetizer that are surprisingly attractive and fun to eat.

Nancy Kaashagen in Cambridge shared this recipe. She said that they have been a huge hit at many parties.

4-5 small diameter zucchini

Filling*2 ounces reduced fat Neufchatel cream cheese 2 ounces blue cheese 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Topping1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half parsley or other fresh herbs for garnish

Preheat oven to 350 degree. Grease a baking sheet. Remove ends of zucchini and cut into 1 inch pieces. Using a small melon baller, scoop out a hole in the center of each piece. (Do not go all the way through to the bottom.) Place on baking sheet.

In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and blue cheese. Fill the holes of each zucchini with cheese mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Bake for 10 - 15 minute or until zucchini are tender and cheese is melted.

Place on serving plate and top each zucchini with one-half of a cherry tomato. Garnish with parsley or another green herb.

*Note: Other cheese filling can be substituted. Fill zucchini holes with any shredded cheese of your choice.

Serves 10

Nutritional Information per serving:

Calories 50 Fat, gm. 3 Protein, gm. 3 Carbs, gm. 2 Cholesterol, mg. 10 Fiber, gm. 1.0