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Italian-Inspired Sides

Italian-Inspired Sides
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Asparagus Chopped Salad


1 lb fresh asparagus spears

2 romaine hearts, coarsely chopped

1/2 red onion, thinly sliced

1 medium tomato, coarsely chopped

1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup sliced almonds

1/3 cup Caesar salad dressing


-- Cut asparagus into bite-size pieces, removing tough root end; chop romaine and slice onion.

-- Chop tomato.


1. Place all ingredients in salad bowl.

2. Toss to coat; serve.

Total Time: 10 minutes Servings: 4

Cheesy Zucchini Boats


2 large zucchini

3 tablespoons Italian bread crumbs, divided

1 cup shredded Italian-blend cheese

1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup ricotta cheese

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper


-- Preheat oven to 400°F.

-- Cut zucchini in half lengthwise; scoop out seeds and pulp, leaving a 1/4-inch-thick shell. Place zucchini in baking dish.


1. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the bread crumbs down center of zucchini halves. Combine all three cheeses with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Divide mixture evenly into zucchini; sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons bread crumbs.

2. Bake 20-25 minutes or until zucchini are tender when pierced with a fork and top is golden. Serve.

Total Time: 35 minutes Servings: 4

Pear Cookie Crumble


4 Italian butter cookies

Large zip-top bag

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 Bartlett pears

2 (6-oz) containers fat-free honey almond yogurt

1/4 cup orange marmalade


-- Preheat oven to 400°F. Crush cookies finely in zip-top bag (2 1/2 cups).

-- Cut butter into small pieces; place in bowl to soften.

-- Core pears and cut into bite-size pieces (about 2 cups).


1. Combine pears, yogurt, marmalade, and 1/2 cup cookie crumbs until blended; place in 2-quart baking dish.

2. Add remaining 2 cups cookie crumbs to butter; combine with finger tips until moist and crumbly. Sprinkle over pear mixture.

3. Bake 18-20 minutes, uncovered, or until bubbly and golden. Let stand 5 minutes to cool before serving.

Total Time: 45 minutes Servings: 6

Aprons Advice

-- These sides are perfect complements for frozen or ready-to-heat dinner entrees. Complete your meal with garlic bread.

-- Depending on the size of your zucchini, you may have leftover cheese mixture. If so, it makes a great, cheesy topping for bread.

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Asparagus Chopped Salad

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 210kcal; FAT 16g; CHOL 10mg; SODIUM 310mg; CARB 13g; FIBER 5g; PROTEIN 7g; VIT A 60%; VIT C 50%; CALC 15%; IRON 20%

Cheesy Zucchini Boats

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 210kcal; FAT 13g; CHOL 35mg; SODIUM 620mg; CARB 9g; FIBER 1g; PROTEIN 16g; VIT A 30%; VIT C 20%; CALC 45%; IRON 6%

Pear Cookie Crumble

CALORIES (per 1/6 recipe) 240kcal; FAT 9g; CHOL 35mg; SODIUM 115mg; CARB 38g; FIBER 2g; PROTEIN 4g; VIT A 8%; VIT C 6%; CALC 20%; IRON 4%

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