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.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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

148 calories; 11.1 g total fat; 18 mg cholesterol; 172 mg sodium. 9.6 g carbohydrates; 4.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
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. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
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. Read More
(31)
Rating: 4 stars
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
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! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
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. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
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. Read More
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