Zucchini Mexicana

"This is a great way to use up zucchini and a good side dish with a Mexican entree."
photo by Karen Elizabeth photo by Karen Elizabeth
photo by Karen Elizabeth
photo by Karen Elizabeth photo by Karen Elizabeth
photo by loof751 photo by loof751
photo by Muffin Goddess photo by Muffin Goddess
photo by kitty.rock photo by kitty.rock
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  • Saute onion in oil.
  • Add remaining ingredients except for the cheese.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Place zucchini mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish and top with cheese.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes or until cheese melts.

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  1. Muffin Goddess
    We loved this! The landlord had given us some ginormous summer squashes (the "yellow zucchini", lol) from his garden, and I was looking for a different way to prepare them. Oddly enough, I was a bit skeptical of the cheese in this before trying it, but we both really enjoyed it. DH actually had two big servings of it with dinner (usually he asks for a second helping of the protein, but rarely the veggies). I'll have to keep this recipe on hand for zucchini season, thanks for posting! Made for The Honeys for ZWT8
  2. kitty.rock
    This was so good - I adjusted the recipe for 1 pound of zucchini. This turned out great and the flavors were fabulous...loved the cheese and this went great with our TexMex dinner tonight. Will definitely make this again as it's a nice variation for zucchini. I sliced mine a little thicker than called for and they baked up without getting too soggy. Thanks for posting - made for ZWT8 and the Herbaceous Curvaceous Honeys.
  3. Karen Elizabeth
    Mmmmm :) yes, we liked this very much :) I did use more tomatoes and their sauce, but thats okay, we do like lots of sauce. And I didn't realise that I had used up all my mozzarella, so I had to use grated cheddar, and I crumbled a little feta on top of that. Really good way to use a vegetable that is always readily available and usually well-priced. We enjoyed this with recipe#485199, all in all a lovely vegetarian meal :) Made for Family Picks, ZWT8
  4. loof751
    Yummy - great zucchini recipe! I used Mexican-style tomatoes and a 4-oz can of green chilis and that gave this just the right zip! Served as a main course with flatbread and really enjoyed - thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for ZWT8, Chefs gone WILD!
  5. Susie D
    Zucchini is one of my favorite veggies & I'm always looking for new ways to serve it. This one was a true find and deliciously different. I liked the mexican flavors and especially like that the light topping of cheese gave it a cheesy taste while still being low in calories. Thank you for sharing the recipe!



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