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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


Recipe Summary

25 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

about 2/3 cup
127 calories; protein 5.5g; carbohydrates 7.9g; dietary fiber 2g; sugars 4.3g; fat 8.8g; saturated fat 3.1g; cholesterol 14.4mg; vitamin a iu 444.1IU; vitamin c 32.7mg; folate 51.3mcg; calcium 130.1mg; iron 0.8mg; magnesium 32.7mg; potassium 438.5mg; sodium 310.6mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

1 vegetable, 1/2 high-fat meat, 1 fat