Blue Cheese-Stuffed Summer Squash

Blue Cheese-Stuffed Summer Squash

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Piquant blue cheese, with a bit of fat, has so much flavor that a small amount is satisfying. This vegetable side dish recipe is suitable for diabetic food plans.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 medium yellow summer squash and/or zucchini
  • ½ (8 ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
  • ½ cup shredded carrot
  • ⅓ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • ⅓ cup thinly sliced green onions
  • ⅓ cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup fat-free or light dairy sour cream
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts

Preparation

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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a 3-quart rectangular baking dish with foil and coat with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Halve the squash lengthwise. Remove seeds with a spoon, leaving a shell about ¼ inch thick. Place squash halves, cut sides down, in prepared baking dish. Bake, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Turn squash halves cut sides up.
  3. Meanwhile, for filling, in a medium bowl, stir together cream cheese, carrot, blue cheese, green onions, ¼ cup of the bread crumbs, the sour cream, and pepper. (the mixture will be stiff.)
  4. Spoon filling evenly into squash halves. Top with walnuts and remaining crumbs. Bake, uncovered, about 10 minutes or until squash is tender and filling is heated through.
  • To make ahead: Prepare as directed through Step 3. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours. Bake as directed in Step 4, except bake about 15 minutes.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ½ stuffed squash
  • Per serving: 107 calories; 6 g fat(3 g sat); 1 g fiber; 8 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 34 mcg folate; 15 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 1,188 IU vitamin A; 11 mg vitamin C; 76 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 178 mg sodium; 236 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (24% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetables, ½ fat, ½ high-fat protein

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