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Tuna Melt Zucchini Skins

April 17, 2017
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bumble Bee Seafoods.

These yummy Tuna Melt Zucchini Skins are ready in under 15 minutes! Hollowed out zucchini slices stuffed with albacore tuna and melted cheddar cheese - these are perfect for lunch!



Tuna Melt Zucchini Skins


Albacore tuna is one item that is an absolute pantry staple in our house. I don't even add it to our grocery list each week because it's just a given that I pick up a few cans every time I do my shopping. I usually enjoy tuna in a pita pocket with some lettuce and tomato, as does Paul. And of course I pretty regularly make tuna sandwiches for the boys to pack in their lunch box.

One of my ALL TIME favorite sandwiches is the tuna melt. Whenever we find ourselves out to each at lunch time, I'm always tempted to order the tuna melt on the menu - and that is usually what I wind up ordering! There's just something about tuna and melty cheese together - the flavors just pair together so nicely.


Tuna Melt Zucchini Skins recipe



I came up with the idea for these Tuna Melt Zucchini Skins in an effort to get us eating more veggies on a more regular basis. Aside from the occasional snack of baby carrots and hummus or ranch dressing, they pretty much universally turn their noses up to veggies! I have to get creative if I want them to try something that incorporates "green" into their snack or meal.

These Tuna Melt Zucchini Skins are so cheesy and delicious! I can't even begin to tell you how easy too, just look over those directions in the recipe below. Plus, you simply can't beat a 15 minute recipe from start to finish!

yield: 12 - 16 servingsprint recipe

Tuna Melt Zucchini Skins

Hollowed out zucchini stuffed with albacore tuna, seasonings, and shredded cheddar cheese.
prep time: 5 MINScook time: 10 MINStotal time: 15 mins

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 - 4 medium zucchini
  • 2 (5 oz) cans Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore Tuna in water, drained
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 tablespoon dried, minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, green onion, hot sauce

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Slice zucchini in half lengthwise. Then slice each half into 3 pieces. Using a large spoon, scoop out the white part of the zucchini leaving 1/4" left in each skin. Place cut side up on a baking sheet.
  2. In a bowl, stir together drained tuna, 1/4 cup cheese, and seasonings. Stuff zucchini skins evenly with tuna mixture. Top each with a sprinkling of the remaining cheese.
  3. Bake at 450 degrees for 7 - 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and zucchini is crisp, tender. Allow to cool a few minutes before serving with optional toppings such as sour cream, green onion, or hot sauce.
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My kids actually asked to try these when they smelled the delicious-ness coming from the oven. I was shocked to say the least that they each gobbled up two zucchini skins topped with sour cream and LOVED them! Let's just say I've found our favorite zucchini recipe for the upcoming summer months, hallelujah!!


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For our family, Only Bumble Bee Albacore Will Do with quality you can see the moment you open the can. The firm texture, light color, and fresh taste - for us, Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore is the perfect ingredient in almost any recipe, adding a variety of nutrients - including lean protein, healthy fat, and important vitamins and minerals*.

*See bumblebee.com for full nutritional facts.


Tuna Melt Zucchini Skin



What's your favorite way to enjoy tuna in your family? I'd love to know more ideas, leave them in the comment section below!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bumble Bee Seafoods.
 
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