Calabacitas Cremosas — Creamy Zucchini
This isn’t really the best dish for Spring, it’s warm and it’s substantial. Not really something you’re looking for when it’s warm outside, but it does make great comfort food and that’s definitely what I needed today.
We usually have it as a side dish, but I like to bend the rules.
Let’s Get Cookin’
- 1/4 of an onion
- 2 grey zucchini
- 1/2 of a tomato
- 1 cup of corn (I used frozen, it’s what we had)
- 1/4 cup of cream cheese (I used less than that, but I’m not sure how much)
- 1/4 cup of milk
- 4 slices of Canadian bacon (or your favorite meat)
- red pepper flakes
- mushrooms <– I didn’t have any, but I definitely recommend them. Always.
Start off by melting some butter, then throw in your onions. This is the perfect time to throw in your red pepper flakes too.
Dice up your zucchini and throw those puppies in.
Add in your choice of meat in about 2 minutes after you put in your zucchini.
I should probably take the time to state the obvious and let you know that the meat you’re using should already be cooked.
This is a good way to use leftover meat. :D
It’s nice and steamy.
After your meat warms up and looks a little seared, toss in your corn, tomatoes and your cream cheese. I recommend cubing up your cream cheese before you add it in.
Pour in your milk (it should almost cover your zucchini just like in the picture above) and then reduce to a simmer. I let mine simmer for around 2 minutes, I was too hungry to wait for more.
I love watching things bubble. :)
I’m drooling all over again.
As always, I like to top everything off with some cheese.
You can eat your calabacitas cremosas with a fork or a spoon, but my preferred way of enjoying them is with a toasty corn tortilla.
They make a perfect pair.
I like this dish with either ham or shredded chicken, but don’t let me tell you how to live your life. Experiment and let me know if you make any new flavor discoveries!
This is truly a great comfort dish. It’s a little sweet and a little savory, plus it’s done very quickly. It’s perfect for a rainy day. I hear those are common during Spring, but I wouldn’t really know. I live in the middle of a desert. ;)