Baked Zoodles Caprese
 
 
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Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 zucchini - 10 to 12 ounces in size
  • 1 cup fresh mozzarella, about 4½ ounces, grated
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup light cream
  • ½ cup part skim ricotta, about 4 ounces
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 ounce fresh basil (about1½ cup loosely packed), roughly chopped
  • 8-10 grape or cherry tomatoes, halved, about 5 ounces
  • 2 cups marinara
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 10-inch ceramic tart pan or glass pie plate with olive oil cooking spray.
  2. Using the small (3 mm) blade of a spiralizer, process the zucchini (skin on) and place the zoodles into the pan, spreading them out evenly.
  3. Scatter the grated mozzarella on top and amongst the zoodles. (Move the zoodles around with your fingers and poke some of the mozzarella pieces down in between the zoodles so that the mozzarella is more or less evenly distributed throughout.)
  4. Whisk together the eggs, light cream, ricotta, garlic, salt, Italian seasoning, and pepper. Add the basil and stir to combine thoroughly. Pour the mixture over the zoodles. (The basil may clump in spots. Spread it out evenly over the batter if needed.)
  5. Arrange the tomatoes (cut side up) decoratively on top (in a circular pattern if desired) so that they are just barely floating above the surface of the batter.
  6. Bake on the bottom rack of the oven for 45-50 minutes. Let cool for 15-20 minutes before cutting into slices and serving with marinara.
Recipe by Queen of My Kitchen at https://www.queenofmykitchen.com/baked-zoodles-caprese/