Chayotes Stuffed with Cheese

  • Side Dish
  • Total Time
    110 Minutes
    Preparation Time
    20 Minutes
    Ingredients
    • 6 small chayotes (christophine), cut in half, lengthwise
    • 2 quarts water
    • 1 cup low fat cheddar cheese, shredded
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon margarine
    • ½ cup plain bread crumbs
    Chayotes Stuffed with Cheese
    Directions
    1. Wash chayotes and bring to a boil in water. Cover and boil at moderate heat for about 1 hour or until fork-tender.
    2. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
    3. Drain chayotes, remove cores and fibrous part under cores. Scoop out pulp, being careful not to break shells. Place shells on cookie sheet.
    4. Immediately mash pulp and mix with cheese, salt, and margarine.
    5. Stuff shells with the mixture. Sprinkle with bread crumbs.
    6. Bake for 30 minutes.
    Nutrition Facts
    • Servings per Recipe: 6 servings, 2 chayote halves each
      • Calories: 120
      • Calories from Fat: 49
    • Total Fat: 5
    • Cholesterol: 7 mg
    • Sodium: 305 mg
    • Carbohydrate: 13 g
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g
    • Protein: 4 g
    • Exchange: 1 vegetable, ½ low-fat milk
    • Carbohydrate Units: 1