Saturday, March 04, 2006

Veggie Melts

These are really delicous, Felipe and I are addicted! We make them once a week. I'm sure we'll be sick of them soon!!!

1 cup shreaded mozerella cheese
4 to 5 tomatoes ( I like the ones on the vine you can buy at Costco)
1 zucchini thinly sliced
1 green bell pepper thinly sliced
1 medium onion thinly sliced
parmesan cheese ( dry in a shaker bottle)
1/2 small pkg. ground sausage ( optional, they are good with just veggies too)

* I like Jimmy Dean 50% reduced fat ( I freeze the other half already browned to use for calzones later!)

1 envelope dry Italian dressing mix
2 cloves of garlic ( chopped finely)
2 - 3 TBSP olive oil
2-3 TBSP red wine vinegar or white vinegar
4 whole wheat bagels cut in half or yummy rectangular sour dough rolls ( Costco) it depends on how healthy you are feeling!

In a large non-stick skillet add the vinegar, olive oil, garlic and dry Italian dressing mix. Simmer on high to med- high for a few minutes-- stirring constantly. Then reduce heat to med. or med-high. Then add the chopped onions, zuchinni, and pepper. In a separate pan brown the sausage. When the zuchinni appears cooked --add the sausage and sliced tomatoes. Cook for one or two minutes. Then remove from heat. Place the cut bagels or rolls on a cookie sheet and spinkle mozerella cheese on each half. Place them in the oven on broil until cheese is melted and then quickly take them out. Now spead the veggies mixture over the bagels with cheese and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Place back in the oven on broil until parmasen is a light brown color ( watch carefully , they broil very quickly! . Then remove and enjoy!

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