Calabacitas Con Chiles Verdes

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

I think that New Mexico has a law on the books that says that everyone has to eat squash regularly. That's okay, because once you've tried this 'squash and chiles', you will like squash! PS zucchini is a green squash...or you can use yellow squash.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute the onion and garlic in the bacon grease or oil until translucent.
  2. Add the chiles, zucchini, and corn.
  3. Simmer until the squash is tender, about 20 minutes.
  4. Add the cream.
  5. Raise heat until cream starts to boil.
  6. Cook until vegetables are hot and the sauce is slightly thickened.
  7. Salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Sprinkle with cheddar, and serve.
  9. Note for A Vegetarian or meatless option use the oil.
Most Helpful

This was really yummy! Quite rich with the bacon grease and all but a definite WOW side dish. I mixed cheddar and pepper jack cheese and roasted two pasilla and one anaheim chiles and it seemed like a good ratio between the zucchini and corn.

dragonstar2 January 02, 2010

This is so good! We made an entire NATIVE AMERICAN meal yesterday and this was a great side dish, enjoyed by all.

bykirk October 24, 2004