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Italian Flag Verrines

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"This is a festive, elegant appetizer that works especially well for an Italian meal."
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1 h 40 m servings 350
Original recipe yields 8 servings (8 appetizers)


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  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Saute zucchini, onion, and garlic until some of the liquid has evaporated and zucchini is softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in pesto.
  2. Spoon mixture into 8 small, clear glasses and chill in the refrigerator.
  3. While green layer is chilling, mix ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, sugar, garlic powder, nutmeg, and salt together in a bowl. Whip heavy cream into stiff peaks and fold into ricotta mixture. Layer over chilled zucchini mixture and return to the refrigerator.
  4. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add bell peppers, cover, and steam until tender, 4 to 6 minutes.
  5. Puree peppers with tomatoes and cayenne in a food processor until smooth and spread over chilled ricotta layer. Chill for 1 hour. Garnish with fresh basil and serve.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Jarred red peppers can be substituted for fresh.
  • This recipe can be made ahead, wrapped in plastic wrap, and frozen for up to 2 weeks. Defrost fully before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 350 calories; 25.4 18.2 13.8 43 576 Full nutrition

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