Mexican Squash with Cheese in Tomato Sauce
Mexican Squash is one of our deeply beloved Mexican vegetables. We call these squashes “calabacitas”, and they have a slightly sweeter flavor compared to zucchini and have a tender, thin skin. They’re delicious paired with cheese, cream, or just served by themselves! Check out this traditional recipe to learn how to cook and enjoy them
- 11 oz. tomatoes about 3 plum tomatoes
- 1 small garlic clove
- ¼ cup of water
- 13 oz. Mexican Squash about 2 medium Calabacitas
- 1 tbsp. vegetable oil or olive oil
- 1 tbsp. butter
- ¼ cup white onion chopped
- 2 sprigs of cilantro optional
- 7 oz. Mexican Panela Cheese Queso Panela diced
- Salt to taste
- Chop the tomatoes and garlic, then place them in your blender with the ¼ cup of water. Puree until you have a smooth salsa. Set aside.
- In a medium-size skillet, heat the oil and butter at medium-high heat. Once it is hot, add the chopped onion and cook for 2-3 minutes.
- While the onion is cooking, dice the squash. Make sure that all the pieces are the same size in order to have an even cooking. Set aside.
- Once the onion in the skillet is transparent, pour in the tomato sauce, add the cilantro sprigs, and cook for 3 more minutes. After this, stir in the diced squash and season with salt. Cook for 10-12 more minutes until the squash is tender and the tomato sauce is cooked.
- Just before serving, stir in the diced queso Panela.
- Enjoy as a side dish or as a meal making tacos using hot corn tortillas. Enjoy!
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