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Stuffed Zucchini Boats

 

STUFFED ZUCCHINI BOATS

2 large zucchini

1 lb ground meat

3/4 Mozzarella Shredded Cheese, divided

Tomatoes, finely chopped

Onions, finely chopped

Green Peppers, finely chopped

10   30% Less Fat RITZ Crackers, finely crushed

1 tsp. dried basil leaves

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PREHEAT oven to 375°F. Cut zucchini lengthwise in half; scoop out centers onto cutting board, leaving 1/4-inch-thick shells. Place shells in 9-inch square baking dish; place in oven to soften shells.

SAUTEE ground meat in large pan.

CHOP zucchini pulp; green peppers, tomatoes & onions.  Add to pan.   When meat is brown, add basil & crackers to mix.

REMOVE shells from oven & spoon meat, peppers, etc. into zucchini shells; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.

BAKE 15 min. or until heated through.