This recipe for mashed zucchini with chiles and Cheddar embraces zucchini's tendency to become very soft when cooked. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2011

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add zucchini and onion; stir to coat. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until very soft and lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Stir in chiles and salt; cook until heated through, 1 minute more.

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  • Transfer to a medium bowl. Mash with a potato masher until chunky, not completely smooth. Stir in cheese and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

127 calories; 8.8 g total fat; 3.1 g saturated fat; 14 mg cholesterol; 311 mg sodium. 439 mg potassium; 7.9 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 5.5 g protein; 444 IU vitamin a iu; 33 mg vitamin c; 51 mcg folate; 130 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 33 mg magnesium;

Reviews (10)

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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/29/2016
Great easy veggie dish when you have zucchini Coming out of your ears. I used olive oil Monterey Jack cheese green onions and fresh Anaheim chilies instead and loved it. I think this could be made into a full entre with something like pasta or polenta etc added. Or great as a healthy yummy side! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2016
This has become my favorite zucchini recipe. I find it tastes very healthy is easy to make and it has no weird ingredients that I would never be able to use up. Love it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2013
This is a great recipe for Zucchini Very good recipe for zucchini. Fast and easy. No oven required in summer temps. The first time I made it as written and added minced garlic (I put garlic in almost everything) and topped it with crushed red pepper. The second time I repeated everything the same but changed the cheese to a hard Italian cheese because that is what I had on hand. Both very good. I think that any flavorful cheese that you like would work great for this recipe. Pros: Fast Easy & Cheap Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2012
Nice surprise Very yummy recipe! First time I made it I forgot to pick up the canned chilies so I used 1/2 cup Herdez salsa verde. Second time I made it I made the recipe as written. LOVED both versions about the same. Will be making this often! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/20/2012
Fresh and sharp and YUMMY! The fresh sweet zucchini contrasted against the sharp cheddar was delicious! Zucchini and onions in the frying pan smelled so good this was surprisingly tasty. Pros: Great way to highlight the zucchini flavor! Cons: Wasn't able to really mash the zucchini without mashers Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/20/2012
Great staple for use of zucchini Simple recipe for use of zucchini. I did peel and quarter the zucchini so it was easier to mash. A lot of flavor for such few ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Great with Chicken Picatta I was a bit skeptical but tried this anyway and really liked it. I made it to go with my chicken picatta http://tiny.cc/ded5i. The combo was absolutely awesome. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Very Easy Good Flavor I was also skeptical but really enjoyed this. It reminded me a bit of a mexican-style casserole. I used 2 oz drained chopped jalepenos which I happened to have in the fridge instead of the chilis. It was pretty spicy so I'd probably cut it back to 1 oz next time. What a great way to use up summer zucchini! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
This is a make again zucchini dish This was delicious. If I have any leftover brown rice next time I make this I will add a bit for something different. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Great way to use Zucchini This turned out great. I loved the flavor combinations. I used 2% cheese and it still tasted great. Will definitely make again. Pros: Quick and easy Read More