Chayotes Stuffed With Cheese
En Español (Spanish Version)

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

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size2 chayote halvesCalories129Total Fat6 gSaturated Fat2 gCholesterol11 mgSodium276 mgCalcium163 mgIron1 mg
Servings and Times
Ingredients and Preparation
IngredientsMeasuresChayotes (christophine), cut in half, lengthwise6 smallWater2 quartsLow fat cheddar cheese, shredded1 cupSalt¼ teaspoon  Margarine1 tablespoon  Plain bread crumbs½ cup
  • Directions
  • Wash chayotes and bring to a boil in water. Cover and boil at moderate heat for about 1 hour or until fork-tender.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Drain chayotes, remove cores and fibrous part under cores. Scoop out pulp, being careful not to break shells. Place shells on cookie sheet.
  • Immediately mash pulp and mix with cheese, salt, and margarine.
  • Stuff shells with the mixture. Sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.

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