Taco Squash Skillet

Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it, kids!  My children are understandably weary of all the squash and zucchini coming out of the garden.  They were none too pleased when they saw this concoction in the skillet, but were willing to give it a try when I dubbed it an experiment. 

You see, when mommy experiments in the kitchen, we all give it a test drive and then they get to vote on whether I make it again.  Something about democracy ’round the table gets them all fired up.  Works for me!

This quick skillet meal was a winner!  Everyone agreed that the taco flare disguised the squash and zucchini quite nicely.  😉 It’s a cinch to throw together, too.

*** I used cheddar cheese, but colby-jack or Mexican blend would be fabulous, too.

*** I make my own taco seasoning with a “little of this, little of that.”  Here are a few seasoning mixes to try.

Do you like to experiment in the kitchen or are you a by the book cook? 




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  1. Ha Great minds think alike 🙂 I julienned some zucchini and threw it in with my bell peppers and onions for fajitas. No one but even knew it was there!

  2. You have the most creative ways to use zucchini….I tried and tried to grow it this year but it just wouldn’t produce any fruit. Lots of blooms, though. Thanks for sharing my recipe. xoxo

  3. That looks yummy!

  4. Amy, I would have never thought about putting zucchini in with tacos…simply brillant!
    Thanks so much for including our Taco Seasoning!

  5. That looks delish, Amy!! So creative too! 🙂 Thanks for linking to my taco seasoning recipe! 🙂 xoxo

  6. My latest zucchini trick is to shred it or slice it fine and put it in smoothies! Sure can’t taste it, and I’m a picky eater. Zucchini is supposed to be good for the adrenals, so that’s why I tried putting something so unlikely in a smoothie.

  7. Did you know that you can dehydrate the squash and zucchini? I did that earlier this year and am planning on adding some of it to spaghetti sauce! I love to use all the produce that we get from the garden.

    • I’ve heard that I can, but have never tried it. I don’t have a dehydrator. Was thinking about freezing some in chunks for casseroles and soups in the winter.


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