This is a quick and easy vegetable dish my mother made frequently, using vegetables fresh from our garden. Almost any type of cheese can be substituted if your family doesn't care for blue cheese.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Crumble, and return to pan. Add zucchini, onion, and salt to the bacon; cook, stirring frequently, until zucchini is tender-crisp. Add tomato wedges, basil, and ground black pepper; heat, stirring gently, until tomatoes are warm.

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  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer vegetable mixture to a serving bowl. Top with crumbled blue cheese.

Nutrition Facts

71.7 calories; protein 3.4g 7% DV; carbohydrates 5.4g 2% DV; fat 4.6g 7% DV; cholesterol 7.9mg 3% DV; sodium 130.6mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2003
I have been making this for 40 years. Not quite the same recipe however. I use one can of diced tomatoes instead of fresh...oregano instead of basil...and FRESH parmesan cheese. People who dislike squash love this (if you can get them to taste with an open mind):o) Jerri Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/24/2003
Very bland and watery. Not enough seasoning or flavor. Good idea but needs a lot of expanding. Read More
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38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2003
I have been making this for 40 years. Not quite the same recipe however. I use one can of diced tomatoes instead of fresh...oregano instead of basil...and FRESH parmesan cheese. People who dislike squash love this (if you can get them to taste with an open mind):o) Jerri Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
This an excellent recipe. One point though be careful not to over cook or vegatables will become soggy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2007
This recipe is fabulous! I added a splash of balsalmic vinegar when adding the tomatoes and it added a yummy contrast to the blue cheese and some nice color contrast for an attractive dish. MMMMM!!! My family loved this one. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2009
Great recipe. I made some modifications. First of all I did not use the bacon at all. For frying I used olive oil. I used yellow onions minced garlic (lots) a dash of balsamic vinegar and added ripe olives. I used feta cheese instead of blue cheese. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2006
try this with gorgonzola and fire roasted tomatoes......... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2003
I really liked this. I made a couple of changes based upon what was in the fridge. I used fresh basil instead dried turkey bacon and ff feta cheese instead of blue. I did think it needed a bit more taste at the end so I added a dash of tabasco and a little garlic salt. I can't wait to try this with the blue cheese next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2010
This is a delicious recipe! Great way to use local fresh veggies. I made as written other than subbing parm for the blue cheese at the end. Another reviewer suggested adding a splash of balsamic vinegar. I'll think that would go great in this so I will try it next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2008
Very tasty. I used fresh basil and soy bacon cooked on the side Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2011
I needed a great recipe after my neighbor gifted me a huge zucchini. First of all my husband hates zucchini. I normally just grill it with EVOO salt and pepper (then I eat most of it and beg him to eat one slice). Somehow adding bacon and bleu cheese changed EVERYTHING. We've had this dish twice in one week. It's super fast easy and I am literally picking the basil and tomatoes straight from the garden prior to preparation. EASY! Many reviewers have stated their use of feta instead of bleu cheese but I think the bleu cheese ties the dish together with just enough tang to delight the palate. I followed the recipe except for adding an extra piece of bacon and fresh versus dried basil. Definitely a keep and repeat. Does anyone have suggestions for making this a complete meal? Maybe adding beans or another protein? Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/24/2003
Very bland and watery. Not enough seasoning or flavor. Good idea but needs a lot of expanding. Read More
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