Cheesy Calabacitas is a dish of summer squash with onions and green chiles, and it’s the perfect side dish to make with zucchini. My recipe omits the corn and/or tomatoes that are sometimes used in Calabacitas which makes this a low-carb side dish!
And this Calabacitas recipe can certainly be used for a vegetable side dish, but when I have a lot of zucchini and summer squash I’d happily eat a big plate of this for a meatless lunch or dinner.
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4 medium zucchini or yellow summer squash (see notes)
- 2 T olive oil
- 1 T minced garlic
- 2 tsp. Spike Seasoning
- two 4 oz. cans diced green chiles (see notes)
- 2 cups grated Mexican cheese blend (more or less to taste)
- salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste