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Zucchini Grilled Cheese

By Jason Fung, MD

Zucchini Grilled Cheese

Why not use thick slices of zucchini as the “bread” for a healthy grilled cheese? It’s deliciously low carb, and seriously melty. So easy to make and a great keto snack, side dish, or even dinner! Recipe from All Day I Dream About Food
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 181 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 large zucchini
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 6 oz cheese of choice, thinly sliced or plant-based "cheese"
  • avocado oil for the griddle

Instructions
 

  • Preheat a countertop griddle to 350F or place a large skillet over medium heat. Brush lightly with avocado oil.
  • Slice the zucchini on the diagonal into 16 slices, about 1/2 inch thick each, and lay on the griddle or in the pan (for a skillet, you may need to work in batches). Cook until lightly browned on both sides, about 3 minutes per side.
  • Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and let sit to drain a few minutes. Pat the tops dry with a rag or more paper towel.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Sprinkle one side of each zucchini slice with the seasoning mixture.
  • Pair the zucchini slices by approximate size, and divide the sliced cheese between them, to make 8 sandwiches. Brush the griddle or pan with a little more oil or some butter and lay the sandwiches down on the grill. Let cook until the cheese is melted.
  • Serve hot and melty!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Grilled Cheese
Amount per Serving
Calories
181
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
14
g
22
%
Saturated Fat
 
9
g
56
%
Cholesterol
 
45
mg
15
%
Sodium
 
558
mg
24
%
Potassium
 
147
mg
4
%
Carbohydrates
 
2
g
1
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
11
g
22
%
Vitamin A
 
630
IU
13
%
Vitamin C
 
7
mg
8
%
Calcium
 
313
mg
31
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Side Dishes
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Jason Fung, MD

By Jason Fung, MD

Jason Fung, M.D., is a Toronto-based nephrologist (kidney specialist) and a world leading expert in intermittent fasting and low-carb diets.

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