Not too long ago I was looking for a nice veggie-based side dish to go with my Confetti Salmon Steaks. I already had a bunch of fresh vegetables so I decided to make this Zucchini with Corn Skillet.
The beauty of these types of recipes is that you can easily substitute one ingredient for another. Don't like onions? Lose them or replace them with another veggie.
Personally, I really like this combination. It paired very well with my Salmon steaks but certain it would make a nice veggie side dish for just about any type of meat.
I must admit that I don't cook very often with Zucchini, so this Zucchini with Corn Skillet was a new experience for me. What I mean by that is that growing up on the east coast of Canada, we were more of a meat and potatoes kind of family.
I don't even remember if my parents ever tried to feed me Zucchini. I'm sure it was available to us but I don't think it was part of our recipe routines. I do remember that Cabbage, wax beans, and a few other fresh vegetables would occasionally make an appearance but not zucchini.
Fast forward to today and Zucchini appears on my dinner table at least once a week. Whether it's in a salad, a casserole or just a simple side dish like this recipe, I make an effort to cook more with Zucchini. Don't believe me? Check out my Delightful Walnut Raisin Zucchini Loaf or my Baked Chicken Zucchini Spaghetti Casserole.
For more great recipes with Zucchini, I suggest you check these recipes out:
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Zucchini with Corn skillet recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Yellow Onion, Corn Oil, Sweet Banana Pepper, Tomatoes, Green Pepper, Red Pepper, Corn Kernels, Zucchini and White Cheddar Cheese.
🥣 How to Make Zucchini with Corn Skillet
In a large skillet, fry the onions and the corn oil until soft.
Add the tomatoes and peppers and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes.
Add the zucchini, cover and cook another 5 minutes.
Add the frozen corn and cook until all the vegetables are al dente. Stir in cheese and serve.
Zucchini with Corn Skillet
- 1 Medium Yellow Onion, Roughly Chopped
- 2 tablespoon Corn Oil
- 1 Sweet Banana Pepper, Chopped
- 2 Large Tomatoes, Peeled, Seeded and Chopped
- ½ Green Pepper, Roughly Chopped
- ½ Red Pepper, Roughly Chopped
- 3 Cups Corn Kernels, Frozen
- 1 lb. Zucchini, Chopped
- 1 Cup White Cheddar Cheese, Grated
- In a large skillet, fry the onions and the corn oil until soft.
- Add the tomatoes and peppers and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes.
- Add the zucchini, cover and cook another 5 minutes.
- Add the frozen corn and cook until all the vegetables are al dente. Stir in cheese and serve.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.
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