Fajita Stuffed Zucchini with Pinto Beans

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Fajita Stuffed Zucchini with Pinto Beans are a light and healthy vegetarian meal packed with beans, fresh veggies, enchilada sauce, and cheese.

335 CALORIES 47g CARBS 9g FAT 20g PROTEIN
3
Freestyle™ SmartPoints™ New!
(6 Old SmartPoints™)
(9 PointsPlus®)

These Fajita Stuffed Zucchini with Pinto Beans are so tasty - packed with beans, peppers, onions, and lots of cheese.

This weekend we had a number of events and I definitely took advantage and used it as an excuse to over-indulge. I definitely went overboard on the cheese, crackers, birthday cake, and wine. So now that it's Monday, I am looking to lighten things up and pack in as many veggies as possible. Since a girl can only eat so many salads, these Fajita Stuffed Zucchini with Pinto Beans are the perfect alternative. Stuffed with pinto beans, peppers, red onion, and lots of spices - you get all the flavor of fajitas packed into a perfect little zucchini boat.

One quick note, the photo shows black beans since I ran out of pinto beans mid-recipe. You can use any type of bean you like, although my preference is pinto beans when I have them.

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The Recipe

Fajita Stuffed Zucchini with Pinto Beans

PREP TIME: 10 Min
COOK TIME: 25 Min
TOTAL TIME: 35 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 4 U zucchini
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 20 oz. canned pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 U red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 U green pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 U red pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup part skim mozzarella cheese

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the pinto beans, onion, peppers, and garlic. Cook until veggies are tender, about 6-8 minutes. Stir in the spices and cook for 1-2 more minutes.
  3. Meanwhile cut the zucchini in half and scoop out some of the center using a spoon or melon baller to create the “boat.” Place in a baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  4. Fill the boats with the bean fajita mixture.
  5. Top each with cheese. Bake for 15-18 minutes until cheese is bubbling and zucchini is tender.
Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 2 zucchini halves
Amount Per Serving
Calories 335
Calories from Fat 84
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
14%
Saturated Fat 3g
15%
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 14mg
5%
Sodium 636mg
28%
Total Carbohydrate 47g
15%
Dietary Fiber 5g
22%
Sugars 11g
Protein 20g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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