Mexican Veggies with Queso Recipe -
Mexican Veggies with Queso Recipe
  • READY IN 28 mins

Mexican Veggies with Queso

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"Delicious combo of fresh veggies, with spices and queso. You can add other veggies to this such as carrots and corn. Top with sour cream and salsa if desired."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    13 mins

    28 mins


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add zucchini, yellow squash, and chayote. Cover, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Add the chopped jicama; cover and cook 3 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Cover and let cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the shredded cheese. Serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 30, 2009

I just wanted to thank the submitter SO MUCH for this recipe because finally it is not a chore to eat vegetables. I make this all the time to get my veggies in. I usually add corn and cilantro because they go so well with this dish. I also use whatever cheese I have on hand and the result is always good!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 04, 2010

No one went crazy over this. I couldnt get the jicama cooked. I would suggest cutting into very small pieces and cooking them first. The squash and zucchini were very mushy by the time I was finished cooking and the jicama still was too hard. Or leave the jicama out all together. I dont like very spicy things and I still thought this didnt have enough flavor. We also used this to fill tortillas which was a good suggestion by another reviewer. You could make this a good dish with additional seasoning and no jicama.


28 Ratings

Sep 18, 2009

Yum! I made this as written except for cutting my veggies a little chunkier than called for because I like them barely cooked - and I also put the chopped tomatoes at the very end because I had a tomato-hater in the house. This was my first time eating hot jicama and I really liked it in this. Asedero cheese behaves similarly to an American processed cheese, so subbing with a processed Jack cheese would bring you close to the intentional flavor and texture of this dish if you are unable to get Asedero . Thanks for the recipe - delicious!

Apr 26, 2010

I roasted my vegetables instead, drizzled with a bit of olive oil for about 20 min., delicious. Hardo to find the queso asadero, but I used another mexican cheese, and it was delicious.

Aug 20, 2011

I was able to find all of the ingredients including the queso asadero. My only change is that I got this "brilliant" idea to make it a little less fattening. Instead of using a cup of cheese, my idea was to just melt a little and then drizzle it over the finished dish. Problem is that it had been a long time since I had bought this kind of cheese and I had forgotten how thick is stays after melted. All I had to thin it out was half n half. So much for less fattening..ha ha. Next time I will use the entire cup of cheese and make as written. We enjoyed this very much. The jicama did stay a bit crunchy as others mentioned but we liked it that way. Almost forgot, my tomatos had gone bad without me knowing it so I substituted with some red bell pepper. This is a great side to go with Mexican meals. Thanks for sharing Linda!

May 17, 2010

This was given to me by the creator today while I was looking for a side dish! this is really yummy!!!!!

Dec 10, 2009

This will be a great side dish for any mexican main entree. I had just some zucchinis, yellow squashs and tomatoes in my fridge. And I looked up on this site, a vegetable side dish using these 3 veggies. This one sounded good since I needed some vegetables to go with a mexican casserole. I gave it a try, using just what I had in my fridge , plus onions and garlic Also added some cilantro). I did not have the cheese it called for either. But it still came out delicious. Thanks you so much for this good recipe.

Nov 24, 2010

I didn't have jicama or chayote on hand, so I used quartered brussel sprouts which I sauted about 15 min prior to adding the squash. Delicious!


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  • Calories
  • 203 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 5.9 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 9.7 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 209 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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