This heart healthy dish uses low fat cheese and a small amount of margarine.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size2 chayote halves
Total Fat6 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Cholesterol11 mg
Sodium276 mg
Calcium163 mg
Iron1 mg

Servings and Times


Ingredients and Preparation

Chayotes (christophine), cut in half, lengthwise6 small
Water2 quarts
Low fat cheddar cheese, shredded1 cup
Salt¼ teaspoon  
Margarine1 tablespoon  
Plain bread crumbs½ cup
  1. Directions
  2. Wash chayotes and bring to a boil in water. Cover and boil at moderate heat for about 1 hour or until fork-tender.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  4. Drain chayotes, remove cores and fibrous part under cores. Scoop out pulp, being careful not to break shells. Place shells on cookie sheet.
  5. Immediately mash pulp and mix with cheese, salt, and margarine.
  6. Stuff shells with the mixture. Sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes.