A Little Bite of Zucchini-Zucchini Lasagna Stacks

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I love zucchini. It’s so healthy and full of vitamins and fiber, delicious in bread, stews, soups, grilled and stir fried. Whether it’s a quick snack or a petite lunch, I’m always looking for something healthy and tasty to use it in. These quick zucchini stacks are no guilty pleasure. They are perfect for your next cocktail party or ladies brunch, or even a quiet romantic meal with the spouse served with a bottle of red wine. Healthy layers of scrumptious zucchini meets savory layers of cheeses and Italian herbs.

Zucchini Lasagna Bites
1 large, narrow zucchini, cut into thin slices
olive oil cooking spray
2/3 cup part skim shredded mozzarella cheese
2/3 cup fat free cottage cheese
1/3 cup fat free ricotta cheese
2 Tb parmesan cheese
1 egg
2 tsp iitalian seasoning
Preheat oven to 375F.
In a large bowl combine cheeses, egg and Italian seasoning. Mix well.
Spray a 24 cup mini muffin tin with cooking spray. Place a zucchini slice in each muffin cup.
*If zucchini slices are too large for muffin cups, quick steam by placing in a bowl with about an inch of water on the bottom and cover with a paper towel. Microwave for about 3 minutes, until slightly tender. This will allow the zucchini to collapse into the muffin cup.
Place scant teaspoons of cheese mixture over zucchini slices. Repeat layers, finishing with a final zucchini slice.
Spray lightly over zucchini cups with cooking spray. Place in oven and bake about 8-12 minutes, until zucchini is tender and cheese is lightly browned and bubbly.
Carefully remove with small spoon and cool on platter. Serve immediately. May also be frozen for later use and reheated in microwave.
Servings 12 appetizer, 4 main dish with salad. Prep 10 min. Cook 12 min.
It’s almost difficult not to eat too many of these cheesy zucchini bites. I brought these to work for lunch and enjoyed them with a big green salad.

Zucchini Lasanga Stacks

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 27 minutes

Number of servings: 12

Per Serving 62 calories

Fat 4 g

Carbs 2 g

Protein 5 g

12

Zucchini Lasanga Stacks

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 2

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 1 zucchini
  • 2/3 cup part skim shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2/3 cup fat free cottage cheese
  • 1/3 cup fat free ricotta cheese
  • 2 Tb parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp iitalian seasoning

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. In a large bowl combine cheeses, egg and Italian seasoning. Mix well.
  3. Spray a 24 cup mini muffin tin with cooking spray. Place a zucchini slice in each muffin cup.
  4. Place scant teaspoons of cheese mixture over zucchini slices.
  5. Repeat layers, finishing with a final zucchini slice.
  6. Spray lightly over zucchini cups with cooking spray.
  7. Place in oven and bake about 8-12 minutes, until zucchini is tender and cheese is lightly browned and bubbly.
  8. Carefully remove with small spoon and cool on platter. Serve immediately.

Notes

*If zucchini slices are too large for muffin cups, quick steam by placing in a bowl with about an inch of water on the bottom and cover with a paper towel. Microwave for about 3 minutes, until slightly tender. This will allow the zucchini to collapse into the muffin cup. May also be frozen for later use and reheated in microwave.

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