Recipe courtesy of Jaymee Sire

Stuffed Zucchini Bites with Black Beans and Corn

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
These zucchini bites are filled with sauteed black beans and corn, then topped with Cotija for an easy vegetarian lunch or dinner.



  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Using a melon baller, carefully scoop out a little spot in the center of each zucchini round for the filling to sit, making sure to leave about a 1/2-inch "floor" at the bottom. Put the scooped zucchini centers on a cutting board, season with salt and pepper and chop.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the scallions and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add the beans, corn and chopped zucchini centers. Cook, stirring frequently, until the zucchini begins to soften, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Stuff the zucchini cups with the filling and bake on a rimmed baking sheet until the zucchini is cooked through, 25 to 30 minutes. Top with grated Cotija and serve.