TEX-MEX SQUASH

sallye bates

By
@grandedame

I love zucchini and crookneck squash and am always looking for ways to cook it. This version makes a nice side dish for just about any meal.

Bonus: It's good for you!

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Serves:
4-6 servings
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

4 medium
zucchini squash
4 medium
yellow crookneck squash
1 large
white onion
1 can(s)
original rotel tomatoes and chilis (10 ounce)
1/2 c
sour cream
1 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
paprika
1 c
grated mexican blend cheese
3 Tbsp
olive oil
1 medium
hatch or other chili pepper

Step-By-Step

1Wash squash well and cut into thin coin-style slices. Season with salt and paprika.
2Quarter onion and cut into thin slices.


Cut chile pepper into quarters, remove core, seeds and membrane and finely dice.

Place onions and chiles in microwave proof bowl with 1 tablespoon water.

Cover with paper towel and cook on full power for 3-5 minutes until onions are tender but still firm
3Preheat oven to 325º
4Heat olive oil in a cast iron or heavy skillet over medium heat.
5When oil is shimmering, add squash, turn heat down to medium low, and cook covered for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.

NOTE: The squash will make its own liquid
6Remove cover, add onion/pepper mixture and tomatoes. Place cover back on skillet, and turn heat to simmer. Cook for 10 more minutes.
7Remove from heat and add sour cream and cheese. Mix well with wooden spoon and place in lightly oiled baking dish.
8Bake at 325º uncovered for 15 minutes. You may sprinkle additional cheese over the top if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Side Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy