Food Buzz Tastemaker Program sent me some coupons for Hormel meat products and samples of Hormel Turkey Pepperoni Minis. I used the pepperoni for this healthy no fuss recipe that is cooked in the microwave. Cut up into smaller pieces, these zucchini boat "pizzas" can easily be served as side dish or appetizer. You can find the recipe and details for two $50 Hormel coupon giveaway at the end of this post (scroll down).
Healthy Zucchini Boat "Pizzas"
8 zucchini, cut in half lengthwise (to create zucchini boats)
1/4 c carrot, finely diced
3 mushrooms, finely diced
1/4 c cilantro, finely miced
3 slices American cheese, finely diced or 1/2 c shredded sharp cheese
1/2 c Parmesan cheese
1/4 c green onions, finely minced
1/4 c Hormel Turkey Mini Pepperoni
Spray a microwave-safe baking dish with cooking spray.
Use a teaspoon to carve out a groove down the center of each zucchini boat.
To make the stuffing, mix carrots, mushrooms, cilantro, green onion, Hormel turkey mini pepperoni, Parmesan and American/sharp cheese. Feel free to adjust this recipe if you want more cheese or more pepperoni or any other ingredient. Divide stuffing among the zucchini boats and place stuffed zucchini boats in the microwave-safe baking dish.
Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Check if the zucchini is tender. Microwave again at short intervals till the zucchini is soft. The zucchini "pizzas" will be VERY HOT! Let cool for a few minutes before serving.
To enter the Hormel Coupon Giveaway:Simply answer this question in the comment section: What is your favorite no fuss, go-to appetizer or side dish? You can also email your answer to: firstname.lastname@example.org so I can get in touch with you should you win.
There will be two winners for the $50 Hormel coupons (Cure 81 Ham products). Drawing date will be November 15.