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zucchini with corn and cheese (calabacitas con elote y queso )

(5 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Trina Alaniz
Visalia, CA

If you like zucchini, fresh corn, and cheese, you will love this dish. It is low in calories and can even be fat-free if you do not use the cheese or you can use low-fat cheese. This is an old family recipe. It can be used as a side dish with any kind of meat or even eaten as a main dish if you are a vegetarian.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We loved this flavorful zucchini summer side dish. The savory zucchini pairs well with the sweet flavors from the corn and onion. Simple to make, the melty cheese on top makes this feel indulgent. Great will grilled chicken and steak.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(5 ratings)
yield 2 to 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For zucchini with corn and cheese (calabacitas con elote y queso )

  • 3 md
  • 1
    ear fresh corn
  • 1/3 c
    diced sweet onion
  • 1 c
    diced fresh tomatoes
  • 1/2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
    cold water
  • 1 c
    cheddar cheese or jack cheese, shredded

How To Make zucchini with corn and cheese (calabacitas con elote y queso )

  • Zucchini cut into chunks.
    Wash and trim both ends of the zucchini. Cut zucchini down the middle in a cross and then slice across. Do not cut too thin or too thick..
  • Slicing kernels from the cob.
    Slice off kernels of corn from the cob.
  • Corn and zucchini in a skillet.
    Place the above veggies in a medium-size skillet that has a fitting lid.
  • Tomatoes and onions added to skillet.
    Add the tomatoes and onions on top of the veggies. Add salt.
  • Pouring water over the veggies.
    Pour water over the top. Cover and cook over med heat for approximately 15 min.
  • Stirring veggies as they cook.
    After 15 min, toss gently to mix ingredients and taste for salt.
  • Continuing to cook the veggies.
    Lower heat to low. Cover, simmer, and cook for an additional 5 to 7 min until zucchini is tender. Turn off the heat.
  • Cheese sprinkled over the cooked veggies.
    Remove the lid and spread cheese over the top. Cover with lid until cheese melts.

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