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Calabacitas con Queso

Calabacitas con Queso is a vegetarian Mexican recipe made of squash and cheese. It’s a satisfying and tasty meal for Meatless Monday dinner, light lunch, or serve as a yummy side dish.
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 58kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 calabacitas
  • 1 serrano pepper finely diced
  • 1/4 onion diced
  • 1 garlic clove finely minced
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 12-ounce panela cheese package, cubed

Instructions

  • Heat oil.
  • Add the calabacitas.
  • Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Stir occasionally.
  • Add the remaining ingredients except for the cheese.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Cook for 5 minutes, or until the squash is tender.
  • Add the cheese.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Place a lid on the pot.
  • Let sit for 2 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Notes

You can also add corn kernels, spinach, or green beans.
If you don’t like spicy food, omit the pepper. Serrano peppers are spicier than jalapenos.
Or for a mild spice, use roasted poblano peppers instead.

Nutrition

Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 339mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 466IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg