This heart healthy dish uses low fat cheese and a small amount of margarine.
Serving Size 2 chayote halves
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 11 mg
Sodium 276 mg
Calcium 163 mg
Iron 1 mg
Ingredients and Preparation
Chayotes (christophine), cut in half, lengthwise 6 small
Water 2 quarts
Low fat cheddar cheese, shredded 1 cup
Salt ¼ teaspoon
Margarine 1 tablespoon
Plain bread crumbs ½ cup
- Wash chayotes and bring to a boil in water. Cover and boil at moderate heat for about 1 hour or until fork-tender.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Drain chayotes, remove cores and fibrous part under cores. Scoop out pulp, being careful not to break shells. Place shells on cookie sheet.
- Immediately mash pulp and mix with cheese, salt, and margarine.
- Stuff shells with the mixture. Sprinkle with bread crumbs.
- Bake for 30 minutes.