Easy Kid-Friendly Recipe: Zucchini and Cheese

by Melanie Edwards on June 27, 2012 · 1 comment

in guest-posts,Recipes

Zucchini and Cheese Recipe

Editor’s Note: Enjoy this wonderful recipe from guest contributor, Adriana Martin!

From many moms, I have learned how difficult it is to get kids to eat their veggies. I thought a great idea would be to combine zucchini with cheese, making for a delicious way to introduce this vegetable to children using familiar flavors. This is what you will need:

Zucchini and Cheese Kid-Friendly Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3 fresh zucchinis, cut in cubes
  • ½ cup of chopped white onion
  • 1 spoon of butter or margarine
  • 1 cup of crème fresh or sour cream
  • Salt and pepper or “cubitos de pollo” (chicken stock base in cubes)
  • 2 cups of shredded cheese (suggest Monterrey Jack/Cheddar combination)

Steps:

  1. You will need a sautéing pan with a lid and a wooden spoon.
  2. Sauté onions with the butter.
  3. Add the zucchini and let it cook for 5 minutes – don’t cook it too long as you want the veggies to be crunchy.
  4. Add the crème fresh and the seasonings; combine well.
  5. Top with cheese and cover for 5 minutes.
  6. Serve hot.

Zucchini and Cheese RecipeThis is a delicious and inexpensive way to introduce your children to zucchini; it’s also super quick! You can serve this recipe as a soup, side dish to a main course, or eat as an entrée. This is a great option for dinner or a quick lunch. If you want to reduce the calories, replace the crème fresh with Greek yogurt, the butter with olive oil, and the cheese with a low-fat option.

Enjoy!

Adriana Martin is a Latina, born in Mexico, a wife, friend, step-mom, grandmother, and animal lover.  A marketing strategist by profession, she is truly a chef at heart. Her recipes are based on inspiration – a flavor, a spice, the smell of fresh fruit or an herb. Her motto: “Simple ingredients can create masterpieces.” To learn more visit: http://www.adrianasbestrecipes.com/

All photos copyright and courtesy of Adriana Martin.

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1 Adriana June 27, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Thank you for having me contributing to your blog, super excited and honored to collaborate with you and learn from your readers how they like this recipe!

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