Street-Style Corn Stuffed Zucchini

Our favorite Mexican street food gets a party-ready makeover!

Street-Style Corn Stuffed Zucchini
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
20 mins
Grill Time:
16 mins
Total Time:
36 mins


  • 3 medium zucchini

  • 2 teaspoon vegetable oil

  • 3 cup frozen whole kernel corn, thawed

  • 1 cup grated Cotija or Parmesan cheese

  • cup sour cream

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce

  • Smoked paprika or paprika


  1. If desired, trim and discard ends from zucchini. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise. Cut a very thin slice off the bottom of each zucchini half so it will sit flat. Scoop out pulp, leaving 1/4-inch shells (reserve the zucchini pulp for another use).

  2. For filling, in a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add corn; cook about 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Cool. In a large bowl combine cooked corn, 1/2 cup of the cheese, the sour cream, garlic, and hot pepper sauce.

  3. For a charcoal or gas grill, place zucchini, cut sides down, on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat. Grill for 8 minutes. Remove from grill. Spoon filling into zucchini shells; sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Grill about 8 minutes more or until zucchini is crisp-tender and filling is heated through. Sprinkle with paprika.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

206 Calories
11g Fat
20g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 206
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 230mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 20.8mg 104%
Calcium 189mg 15%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Potassium 454mg 10%
Folate, total 51mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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