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  • 4 Rating Star 8
  • 3 Rating Star 2
  • 2 Rating Star 1

Zucchini, bell pepper, onion, and corn are lightly pan-fried in olive oil and butter and topped with Monterey Jack cheese for a delightful side dish in this recipe.

prep:
25 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Max Servings:
6
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic, bell pepper, onion, and zucchini, and cook until the zucchini begins to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in the salt, pepper, half and half, and corn. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat and sprinkle Monterey Jack cheese over top. Replace the cover on the skillet and allow to sit until the cheese melts, 2 to 3 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

147.95 calories; 4.31 g protein; 9.56 g carbohydrates; 11.13 g fat; 18.44 mg cholesterol; 172.31 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Anonymous
04/25/2008
Colorful fresh and delicious! I used 2 zucchini and 2 yellow crookneck squash a whole can of corn and shredded colby/jack cheese. Made a nice batch with leftovers!
(12)

Most helpful critical review

naples34102
05/13/2012
This was such an interesting recipe that I prepared it exactly as written - and wasn't strongly moved one way or the other. I don't often assign the overused word "bland" to a dish but in this case it is appropriate. While this dish doesn't offend the taste buds it certainly doesn't excite them either.
(8)
32 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 21
  • 4 Rating Star 8
  • 3 Rating Star 2
  • 2 Rating Star 1
Anonymous
06/23/2009
In lieu of bell pepper I use fresh chopped green chili (grown right here in NM) or a can of rotel chili will work just the same. I also use a can of white snopeg corn and add a can of chopped tomatoes. Never heard of using half and half or butter. I steam the zucchini and then add the rest of the ingredients.
(31)
Anonymous
04/25/2008
Colorful fresh and delicious! I used 2 zucchini and 2 yellow crookneck squash a whole can of corn and shredded colby/jack cheese. Made a nice batch with leftovers!
(12)
Fit&Healthy Mom
01/18/2010
This recipe turned out so good! You will need to be careful not to overcook the zucchini. First I sautéed the onions garlic and green pepper with olive oil (I didn't use any butter) then I added the zucchini and cooked probably for 2 minutes added corn salt and pepper and cooked for an additional 2 minutes. I didn't add any half and half because I don't think it would go in this dish at all. Once cooked I transferred to a plate and sprinkled cheese on. Thanks A.P. Newman this is a keeper!
(10)
Cristy Ferguson
07/14/2009
I make this all the time but I've never heard of calabacitas with half and half or any kind of milk. I add chicken (brown it in the same pan before adding all the veggies) and red pepper flakes for a slightly spicy complete meal and serve it over rice.
(8)
DYLAN27
02/15/2011
Maybe it's a southwest thing? I don't understand all the comments about "never heard of adding 1/2 & 1/2 or any kind of milk to calabacitas." It is the only way I've ever had it. I like that it makes it creamy. I also mix in my cheese rather than just letting it melt on top.
(8)
naples34102
05/13/2012
This was such an interesting recipe that I prepared it exactly as written - and wasn't strongly moved one way or the other. I don't often assign the overused word "bland" to a dish but in this case it is appropriate. While this dish doesn't offend the taste buds it certainly doesn't excite them either.
(8)
www.sexyjkhe.website
06/15/2009
Very quick and tasty side dish. never heard of adding half and half to calabacitas so to cut the fat i didnt add cream and it wasnt missed. Used red bell pepper instead of green and used a cheddar/monterey jack blend.
(6)
Beverly Carter Thomas
08/01/2008
This is really good. It was a touch bland for my taste so since I like heat so I added a half a seeded finely chopped jalapeno pepper. Yum.
(5)
TheCattlemansWife
04/04/2013
I make this for big parties all the time always gone by the end. I add green chili and just slightly sautée the zucchini squash red onions and bell peppers in olive oil. I add the steamed corn cheese cream salt pepper garlic powder and mix in large casserole dish. Top with cheese and bake for 30 min at about 325 or so.
(5)