This was an absolutely delicious way to use our garden’s abundance of zucchini, summer squash and tomatoes.
I loved the flavor combination and how easy it was to put together in less than 30 minutes!
You will too.
Zucchini and Ham Tortilla Bake – Adapted from Better Homes & Gardens
- 1 large zucchini, quartered
- 1 large summer squash, quartered
- 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 10-15 cherry or grape tomatoes
- 1 C diced, pre-cooked ham
- 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
- 1 tsp. minced onion
- salt and pepper, to taste
- White whole wheat tortillas (n=6), fajita or taco size recommended
- Shredded Monterrey Jack or Cheddar cheese
Prep the veggies.
Begin by sautéing the quartered zucchini, bell pepper and summer squash in a large skillet until liquid begins to release from the zucchini. Add in the minced onion and garlic at that point. If you normally use olive oil during sautéing, use a little here as well.
Add in the diced ham and the tomatoes. I recommend halving the cherry or grape tomatoes, but you could easily dice up a larger beef-steak or roma tomato. Heat until the tomatoes and ham are warmed throughout. Remove from the heat.
Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Place about 1/2 C of the mixture in the center of each tortilla.
Top with cheese. Roll up the tortilla and place it seam-side down into the bottom of a lightly greased 9x9 inch baking dish.
Continue filling the other tortillas, leaving about 1/4 C of the zucchini mixture behind. When all tortillas are filled and in the pan, arrange the remaining 1/4 C zucchini mixture over the top of the tortillas and sprinkle with a little shredded cheese.
Place the tortillas in the oven and bake for 5-7 minutes, until tortillas have crisped.
Note: These are best eaten the day that you make them and they are quite filling. Plan on 1 per person, especially if you have side dishes. Make up just enough for your family or guests. Then, reserve the extra mixture in a container in the fridge and use the filling to create the tortillas fresh when you are ready for the leftovers.