Calabacitas Con Queso - Zucchini with Cheese

Calabacitas Con Queso - Zucchini with Cheese


"Zucchini, corn, tomatoes, bell peppers, and onions smothered in melted cheese! Yumm, great side dish, for any meal I serve with Mexican food, and an old family favorite."


35 m servings 540 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 540 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 37.6 g
  • 58%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.8g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 31.6 g
  • 63%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 101 mg
  • 34%
  • Sodium:
  • 834 mg
  • 33%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a saucepan with a lid, combine zucchini, corn, onion, green pepper, tomato, and vegetable oil. Cover, and cook over medium heat until tender.
  2. Gently stir in the sugar; add cheese on top, but do not stir. Cover, and continue cooking until cheese is melted. Stir, and add remaining cheese; cover, and continue cooking until melted. Serve warm.
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  1. 59 Ratings


I did make some additions to this, so I suppose I can't really rate it fairly - but it turned out awesome, so I'll share what I did. I sauteed the onion first and when it was translucent I remo...

WHOA! That is a TON of cheese. We cooked everything in a huge skillet for about 15 minutes with the lid on. Then shut off the heat and let rest about 30 minutes. As we transfered the zucchin...

At first, I was going to rate this recipe 3 stars. I had to add A LOT of spices before it tasted less bland and I was even tempted to add bacon! Which means something because I'm not one of thos...

Pablano instead of bell pepper. Olive Oil instead of vegetable. Eighty-Six the sugar and use cheese to suit your taste. IMHO non-fat cheese doesn't melt or blend at all and low fat cheese just d...

This was really good!! I normally like a lot of seasonings, but this was perfect as is. The combination of vegetables works well. I skipped the cheese, and served it as a side dish to enchiladas...

Very good. I use fresh corn and butter instead of the vegetable oil. Also, I omit the sugar and use about 1/2 pound of sliced cheddar cheese. I use 1 diced jalapeno chile instead of the bell...

My mom makes her calabasa similar to this she add mozzerella or munster cheese.Instead of bell peppers she chops 1/2 of a jalapeno and adds a 1/2 cup of cream cheese.This one was still good but ...

This was just okay, definately needs some spices. I added garlic, a chipolte chile in adobo, and green onions and it still seemed a bit bland. Left out the sugar, didn't add as much cheese. M...

I thought this was delicious! turned out a bit runny but still tasted great.