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Mexican Calabacitas Recipe, or Calabacitas a la Mexicana, on a tostada and topped with queso fresco.
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5 from 2 votes

Mexican Calabacitas Recipe: Calabacitas a la Mexicana

Calabacitas a la Mexicana is a yummy dish that goes perfectly on top of a tostada or as a taco filling. It is ready to be enjoyed in minutes and doesn’t break the bank. Serve with refried beans and rice.
Prep Time6 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ onion diced
  • 2 jalapenos finely diced
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon or salt
  • 4 calabacitas diced
  • Queso fresco optional


  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil.
  • Add the onion and jalapenos.
  • Mix to combine and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the onion is translucent.
  • Add the tomatoes and mix.
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • The mixture will be slightly mushy.
  • Add the water and bouillon.
  • Mix and add the calabacitas.
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes until the calabacitas are soft.
  • Serve and top with queso fresco, if using.
  • Enjoy.