Sep 13, 2009

Baked Zucchini Sticks

Yum, yum, yum!! I love these babies...healthy, yet super tasty. You have to try them. It's a weight watchers recipe, so if you're interested the points are listed.

Baked Zucchini Sticks
(from Gina's Weight Watcher's Recipes)

Servings: 3 servings Total Time: 25 minutes Points: 1.33 ww points (sauce extra pts)

  • 3 medium zucchini sliced into 3" x 1/2" sticks
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp grated Pecorino Romano cheese
  • cooking spray
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • salt
  • fresh pepper
1 Point Quick Marinara Sauce (1 cup)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 28 oz cans crushed tomatoes (I like Tuttorosso)
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 425°.

In a medium pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and saute until golden, being careful not to burn. Add crushed tomatoes, salt, pepper, oregano, basil and bay leaf. Stir and reduce heat to low. Cover and let simmer about 20 minutes.

In a small bowl, beat egg whites and season with salt and pepper. In a ziplock bag, place breadcrumbs, garlic powder and cheese and shake well. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray and set aside.

Dip zucchini sticks into eggs then into bread crumb and cheese mixture, a few at a time and shake to coat. Place the breaded zucchini in a single layer and spray more cooking spray on top. Bake at 425° for about 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve with 1/2 cup marinara sauce for dipping (.5 pt)

1 comment:

Celia and Scott said...

I am trying these! It's only 9:45 in the morning but I am drooling over the marinara sauce alone. Thanks Holly!