Recipe: Zucchini Side Dish in Under 20 Minutes

This shop has been compensated by Albertsons. All opinions are mine alone. #StockUpOnDelMonte #Albertsons #CollectiveBias

Today I'm sharing an old family recipe with all of you. For the longest time I thought this was only our family recipe, but as time went on and the internet showed me differently, I saw others share their own family variations. As far as I know, this recipe was handed down to us from my Grandma Aurora and before that her mother, my great-grandmother, handed the recipe down to her. Of course, the recipe has evolved over time, but what I like most about this recipe is how fast and easy it is and that my girls eat tons of veggies when I make this for dinner. Which of course makes me feel like Super Mom!

Everything you need for this recipe was bought during a shopping trip to Albertsons. When I hear Stock Up Sale, I make sure to stop in and stock up on all my favorite kitchen staples, like Del Monte canned veggies. You can stock up too until 10/13. Here is what you need to make this delicious dish.


1 Can of Del Monte Whole Kernel Corn

1 Can Del Monte of Diced Tomatoes

2 cups of Squash

(I used 1 small Green Zucchini, 1 small Yellow Squash, and 1 small Cousa Squash)

1 Tbsp of Chicken flavored bouillon

1 cup of Shredded Cheese (I used Colby Jack)

Salt and Pepper to taste 

Step-by-Step instructions

Step 1: 

Slice the zucchini and squash into 1/4 inch thin slices, set aside.

Step 2:

Empty contents of the can of corn and diced tomatoes into a pan, add the tbsp of chicken bouillon, salt and pepper and heat through on medium-high heat until you start to see bubbles. 

Step 3:

Lower the heat to medium-low. Pour in all of your zucchini and squash and stir them in until they are covered. 

Step 4:

Let simmer low for about 15 minutes or until the zucchini and squash are tender.

Step 5:

Top with shredded cheese when served.


This delicious dinner took all of 30 minutes from start to finish. For me, the key to a quick dinner is starting it all at the same time and using what you have on hand, like Del Monte cans of corn and tomatoes, I always have those on hand. I started the rice at the same time I started the zucchini and pan cooked some swai fillets while every thing else cooked.

Del Monte vegetables are the perfect ingredient for quick meal prep and right now they're on sale at your local Albertsons/Safeway store from 9/30-10/13.

What is your favorite recipe that you use Del Monte canned fruits or veggies for? I'm always looking for new recipes to try and even pin to my


, so leave me a comment with your Pin and I'll check it out.