Italian Vegetable-Cheese Appetizer

Italian Vegetable-Cheese Appetizer is an easy, quick and healthy, recipe for any holiday, or event. perfect for game day crowds. it is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, vegetarian, diabetic, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (4) PointsPlus and (5) SmartPoints recipe. Ingredients include: Bell peppers, onions, tomato, eggplant and zucchini, topped with Mozzarella cheese. Makes 40 Servings. Italian Vegetable-Cheese Appetizer will be loved by aitalian-vegetable-cheese-appetizerll of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 small eggplant, chopped
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped red bell peppers
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup sun dried tomato vinaigrette salad dressing
1 zucchini, chopped
1 large tomato, chopped
1/4 cup rated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded low-moisture part-skim Mozzarella cheese
Serve with Multi-grain toasted chips or with your favorite variety of woven wheat crackers.

DIRECTIONS:

1. Cook and stir the eggplant, onions, peppers and garlic in the salad dressing in a large skillet over medium heat 8 minutes.

2. Stir in the zucchini and tomatoes; cover. Simmer 5 to 7 minutes or until tender. Stir in the Parmesan cheese.

3. Spoon into a serving bowl. Sprinkle with Mozzarella cheese. Serve with the chips and/or wheat crackers.

YIELD: 5 cups dip or 40 servings.
Serving Size: 2 Tbsp. dip and 15 chips each.

Weight Watchers PointsPlus = 4, (5 SmartPoints)
Carb Choices: 1-1/2

Diet Exchange:
1-1/2 Starch + 1/2 Fat

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 140, Total Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 330mg, Sugars: 4g, Carbohydrates: 22g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 3g, Vitamin A: 4 %DV, Vitamin C: 8 %DV, Calcium: 8 %DV, Iron: 6 %DV

Original recipe and image from: Kraft Foods. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/warm-italian-vegetable-cheese-dip-111131.aspx

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