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Cheese Stuffed Zucchini                        Geri Paddock

2 medium zucchini      1/4 c. chopped onion

1 T. Butter      2/3 c. cooked rice

3/4 c. cottage cheese      1 beaten egg

1 T. sniped parsley

1/3 tsp. salt      1/8 t. crushed basil

2 slices sharp cheese cut into 16 strips


Trim zucchini.  Cook in small amount of boiling water for 6 minutes or until tender.  Halve lengthwise, scoop out center and dice.  Cook onion in butter until tender.  Stir in diced zucchini and cottage cheese - mix in rice, salt and basil.  Lightly salt shells.  Fill with cottage cheese mixture, place in buttered baking dish - bake covered in 35 degree oven for 25 minutes.  Place 4 cheese strips on each half.  Bake uncovered 5 minutes just to melt cheese.