My grandmas favorite. Calabasas con queso

I don’t really measure but let me try.


  • 4 squash (cut into moon shapes)
  • 1 tomatoes diced
  • 1 jalapeño diced (seeds or no seeds your preference)
  • 1 can of corn (keep liquid
  • 1 half an onion diced
  • garlic salt
  • Pepper
  • Chili powder
  • 2tsp Olive oil (more or less)
  • 1 cup of cheese (I used sharp cheddar, but you can use any kind you like)


  • Heat pan medium with olive oil.
  • Sauté onions,jalapeños, tomatoes.
  • Once they are lightly browned add the squash. Season to taste with garlic salt, pepper.( I always use plain salt also, just a little)
  • I like to add a dash of chili powder for color but you don’t have to, your preference.
  • Once squash begins to soften add the can of corn with all of the liquid in the can.
  • Let almost all of the liquid boil down.
  • Turn down to very low.
  • Add cheese and cover with lid.
  • Turn off the fire completely.
  • Let cheese melt and it is complete.

This can be eaten as an entree with tortilla (awesome vegan alternative), but can also make a great side dish to anything.