Summer Vegetables in a Creamy Chile Cheese Sauce

Total Time:
50 min
30 min
20 min

4 servings

  • 1 1/2 pounds zucchini (5 small), scrubbed but not peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped, about 1 cup
  • 1 large ripe tomato, chopped, about 7 ounces
  • 2 cups fresh corn kernels cut form the cob, or 10-ounce package frozen corn, or 16 ounce can plain corn, drained
  • 2 poblano chiles, roasted, peeled, and finely chopped
  • 5 -ounce can evaporated skim milk
  • 1/2 pound low fat, not fat free, white Cheddar cheese, diced
  • Place the zucchini in a medium saucepan with 1 cup water; season lightly with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and simmer, covered, over medium heat for 2 minutes. Set aside without draining.

  • Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat until hot but not smoking. Reduce the heat slightly and add the garlic and onion. Cook, stirring until the onion is translucent, about 2 minutes. Stir in the tomato and cook until its liquid is partly evaporated, about 5 minutes. Stir in the corn and poblanos and simmer 5 minutes more.

  • Add the zucchini and its cooking liquid along with the evaporated milk to the corn-chile mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, stir in the Cheddar, and cook just until it melts. Serve immediately. Per serving: calories - 270, protein - 18gm, fat - 8gm, cholesterol - 0mg

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