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Chayotes Stuffed With Cheese

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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 chayote halves
Calories 129
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 11 mg
Sodium 276 mg
Calcium 163 mg
Iron 1 mg

Servings and Times

Servings 6

Ingredients and Preparation

Ingredients Measures
Chayotes (christophine), cut in half, lengthwise 6 small
Water 2 quarts
Low fat cheddar cheese, shredded 1 cup
Salt ¼ teaspoon  
Margarine 1 tablespoon  
Plain bread crumbs ½ cup

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 350°F.
  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.