Thursday, August 22, 2013

Zucchini & Ham Tortilla Bake

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.  


  1. Looks like this would work equally well with cooked chicken or black beans or what else have you...

    1. I bet black beans would be fabulous! And, leftover chicken/turkey would work well too. Great suggestion.


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