Cheesy Zucchini Sticks
Cheesy Zucchini Sticks are a low-carb, low-sucrose version of a classic comfort food. They only require a few basic ingredients, but what ingredients they are. Three of your favorite cheeses – parmesan, cheddar, and mozzarella – add creaminess and flavor. Couple the cheeses with garlic and red pepper, and you have a zesty treat that few will be able to resist.
Even better, these goodies are ready in little more than 30 minutes. The next time you are having a party or want to dress up an evening with fun food, these cheesy zucchini sticks will do the trick. As much as your family and guests will enjoy them, be ready to whip up another batch. Cheesy zucchini sticks are ideal for anyone who has sucrose intolerance*.
Sucrose and starch tolerance vary. Individuals may need to modify the recipe to meet personal diet goals.
- 4 medium zucchini
- 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder (optional)
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 1/3 cup cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 400ºF.
- Grate zucchini into a medium bowl.
- Transfer grated zucchini into a large bowl and add garlic powder, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and egg. Mix together.
- Pour the mixture onto a small towel and wring the excess liquid from mix.
- Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet, and spread mixture evenly into a square about a ½-inch thick.
- Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the middle has thickened.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle cheddar and mozzarella cheese over top.
- Place back in the oven at 350ºF for 10 more minutes, or until cheese melts and is bubbling.
- Let cool for 5 minutes, and enjoy with marinara, ranch, or any sauce of your choosing.
Adapted from Smile Sandwich
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