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Low Carb Cheesy Bacon Hasselback Zucchini

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 143kcal
Author Brenda Bennett | Sugar Free Mom

Ingredients

  • 4 small zucchini weight is about 1 ½ pounds, cut in half
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 ounces sliced Gouda Cheddar or Mozzarella
  • 6 ounces uncured low sodium bacon I used Applegate
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese chopped chives

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F or heat your outdoor grill.
  • Slice off ends of zucchini and discard.
  • Make slices in zucchini crosswise but don't cut through bottom of zucchini.
  • If Baking in oven, place zucchini on a foil lined baking pan.
  • Brush zucchini with oil and bake 20 -25 minutes until tender.
  • If Grilling: Wrap 2 pieces in foil and close tightly. Grill on medium high heat until tender but not too soft, about 15-20minutes.
  • Remove from oven or grill to cool slightly.
  • Cook the bacon until crisp and drain on paper towels. Once cool enough to handle, break into pieces.
  • Insert a slice of cheese and piece of bacon into zucchini.
  • Broil 3-5 minutes or grill covered ,with the foil packet opened, for just a minute until cheese is melted.
  • Top with chives and Parmesan cheese if desired.
  • Enjoy immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.7g | Protein: 6.4g | Fat: 12.8g | Saturated Fat: 5.3g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 192mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 0.7g