Day 76: Zucchini with Tomatoes & Cheddar ♥

An after-school favorite~Recipe & photo updated 2007~

One fall a loooooooooong time ago, for some reason the house was overrun with zucchini. My Mom came up with an idea for a quick bite after school. Every day, I'd get off the school bus, head into the house, move straight to the kitchen. I'd slice a zucchini - they seemed exotic then somehow, so firm, so green - then splash on a bit of tomato sauce and throw it in the mike.

Tonight I was cleaning up leftovers so used the doctored tomatoes from Day 69 and the result was delicious. But if memory serves, tomato sauce works great.

2007 Update: Instead of tomatoes or tomato sauce, I used leftover salsa -- the kick was very good!

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Active time: 5 minutes
Time to table: 10 minutes
Serves 1

1 zucchini, sliced
2 tablespoons tomato sauce
One inch square of cheddar cheese, sliced thin

Place the zucchini in a microwave dish and cover with tomato sauce. Cover with a paper towel and cook in the microwave for about five minutes or until zucchini is just cooked. Remove paper towel, top with cheese and cook for another minute.

Per Serving: 87 Cal (48% from Fat, 23% from Protein, 28% from Carb); 5 g Protein; 5 g Tot Fat; 3 g Sat Fat; 7 g Carb; 2 g Fiber; 125 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 261 mg Sodium; 15 mg Cholesterol, Weight Watchers 1 point

  • To serve four, multiply ingredients by four. Place zucchini in a 9x9 Pyrex or similar microwave dish, making sure it's nearly all in a single layer. Continue as above.
Alanna Kellogg
Alanna Kellogg

A Veggie Venture is home of "veggie evangelist" Alanna Kellogg and the famous asparagus-to-zucchini Alphabet of Vegetables.


  1. I just tried this out of sheer laziness, and its delicious.
    So simple and yummy. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Rachel ~ This is completely a lazy dish, isn't it?! So glad it worked for you!

  3. AnonymousMay 04, 2016

    wack some parmesan on it


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