Thursday, April 12, 2012

Zucchini Corn with Pepper Jack Cheese

Several years ago, a friend of mine, Tim, was getting married.  Okay, so it was almost 20 years ago.  Gracious!  It hurts me to say I did anything 20 years ago.  I'm getting so old.  ugh!  Tim's mom was SUPER creative and a fantastic interior decorator.  She knew all of the beautiful places around Little Rock to have all of their beautiful showers and wedding festivities.  Their engagement party was held at Little Rock's Ten Mile House. 

Also called Stagecoach House, it was once a stop on the Sothwest Trail stagecoach.  It is considered on of the oldest existing houses the Little Rock area.   At this party, we were given a tour by people dressed in historic outfits before dinner was served in the dining room.  The tables were set with fine china, silver and lots of candles.  It was gorgeous.  I had one of the best meals I have ever eaten that night.  We started our meal with Roasted Red Pepper Soup.  It was AMAZING and I'm still looking for a recipe that could hold a candle to what I was served that night.  We also had beef tenderloin and an amazing corn dish served in the corn husk.  It was sooo good!  I finally asked the waiter if he knew what was in it.  He told me to make it and I've been serving it ever since.  It's so easy and so good!

Zuchini Corn with Pepper Jack Cheese

1 zuchini, diced
pepper jack cheese, 4 - 6 oz.
olive oil

* At Ten Mile House, they used corn on the cob.  They cut the corn off the cob and saved the shuck to serve the final product in.  It was a beautiful presentation for a fancy dinner, but I'm not fancy on an every day basis so I usually just buy can corn. 

Pour 1-2 Tbsp of olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat.  Toss in your diced zucchini and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.

Drain on a paper towel.  Cook your corn.  I do it in the microwave.  Combine the zucchini and the corn. 

Finely shred your cheese and top your zucchini corn mixture. 

Microwave until it melts and stir it up.  Sal and pepper to taste.  If you want to get fancy, serve it in the shuck.  Luckily, my kiddos aren't fancy people so I usually just put it in a bowl.

So easy and so tasty! 

Have a great day!



  1. Hmmm...I've never been a big zucchini fan - but this looks like it could be tasty. I do LOVE me some pepper jack cheese!

  2. Sounds like a nice change of pace. I'll be trying this. Thanks, Tanya!

  3. This sounds like a great side dish. I'd love to visit Ten Mile House one of these days.

  4. My family would love this, and we always (ALWAYS) have pepper jack cheese on hand. The husband loves it.

    I can't figure out how to serve it in the shuck. Did they hollow it out? Yes, I'm dense.