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  • Chayotes Stuffed With Cheese

    This heart healthy dish uses low fat cheese and a small amount of margarine.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 2 chayote halves
    Calories 129
    Total Fat 6 g
    Saturated Fat 2 g
    Cholesterol 11 mg
    Sodium 276 mg
    Calcium 163 mg
    Iron 1 mg

    Servings and Times

    Servings 6

    Ingredients and Preparation

    Ingredients Measures
    Chayotes (christophine), cut in half, lengthwise 6 small
    Water 2 quarts
    Low fat cheddar cheese, shredded 1 cup
    Salt ¼ teaspoon  
    Margarine 1 tablespoon  
    Plain bread crumbs ½ cup
    1. Wash chayotes and bring to a boil in water. Cover and boil at moderate heat for about 1 hour or until fork-tender.
    2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
    3. Drain chayotes, remove cores and fibrous part under cores. Scoop out pulp, being careful not to break shells. Place shells on cookie sheet.
    4. Immediately mash pulp and mix with cheese, salt, and margarine.
    5. Stuff shells with the mixture. Sprinkle with bread crumbs.
    6. Bake for 30 minutes.
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