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Cheesy Zucchini Caterpillar

By Macki West |

Another Mayo Clinic Kids’ Cookbook recipe success. I’m really loving this cookbook and so are the kids. This cheesy zucchini was sophisticated enough for the adults in the house and whimsical enough to get kids excited about eating zucchini – which happens to be the one veggie my kids reject. The recipe was a success all around as there wasn’t a ring of caterpillar left! Take the jump to see how you can get your kids excited about zucchini’s…

Cheesy Zucchini Caterpillar Recipe

1 medium zucchini about 6 inches long

1 teaspoon olive oil

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1/8 teaspoon onion powder

2 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 375. Wash and trim the ends of the zucchini and pat dry. Every half inch slice the zucchini most of the way, leave the bottom still connected.  Place zucchini on aluminum foil, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with garlic and onion powders.  Wrap the zucchini in foil and pinch closed. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes or until tender. Remove from oven, open tin foil, sprinkle with cheese and return to oven for 1-2 minutes or until cheese melts and begins to brown. Serve warm.

Reprinted from The Mayo Clinic Kids’ Cookbook. © by Good Books (  Used by permission.  All rights reserved.

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Macki West

Macki West is a unique and original wild-woman at heart who happens to be wrapped around her three kids fingers. She founded Cool Mom Tips and contributes to Prudent Baby, Cooking With My Kid, Babble’s Family Kitchen, and Babble Pregnancy. Read bio and latest posts → Read Macki's latest posts →

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