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    Costa Rican Zapallitos Rellenos (Stuffed Zucchini)

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    40 mins

    15 mins

    25 mins

    Bergy's Note:

    I had these several times in Costa Rica and loved them. Great do ahead recipe

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Boil the zucchinis until tender, apprx 8-10 minutes.
    2. 2
      let cool, cut in half lengthwise.
    3. 3
      Scoop out the insides and place in a strainer, Force as much liquid out as possible.
    4. 4
      Combine the squash paste, egg, grated cheese,& milk, mix well.
    5. 5
      Fill the zucchini shells.
    6. 6
      Sprinkle with the bread crumbs and parmesan cheese (get them ready up to this point and then just pop them in the oven 15 minutes before serving).
    7. 7
      Heat in 350F oven for apprx 10-15 minutes or until the parmesan is browned and they are heated through.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 27, 2006

      45

      Bergy, this is a very tasty recipe. Nice, mild flavors for a light supper. I made it just as you posted. I believe that a pepper jack cheese might be nice too. This is an easy recipe and nice for all that summer squash. Thanks for posting.

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    Nutritional Facts for Costa Rican Zapallitos Rellenos (Stuffed Zucchini)

    Serving Size: 1 (243 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 137.4
     
    Calories from Fat 54
    40%
    Total Fat 6.1 g
    9%
    Saturated Fat 3.0 g
    15%
    Cholesterol 65.1 mg
    21%
    Sodium 255.7 mg
    10%
    Total Carbohydrate 13.1 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
    9%
    Sugars 4.0 g
    16%
    Protein 9.1 g
    18%

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