Even if you've never cooked with chayotes before, you can make this Creamy Chayotes (Merlitons) recipe. And it can be on the table in just 25 minutes.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 8 servings
4 medium chayote s (about 2-1/2 lb.), peeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/4 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. flour
1 cup 2% or whole milk
1/2 cup canned evaporated milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
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Let's Make It
Bring 2 qt. water to boil in large saucepan. Add chayotes; boil 6 min. or until tender. Drain chayotes, then cover to keep warm.
Heat dressing in medium saucepan. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir 3 min. Add flour; stir with wire whisk until well blended. Cook 2 min., stirring constantly. Add 2% milk, evaporated milk and seasonings; mix well. Cook 3 min., stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low. Add sour cream; stir until well blended. (Do not boil.) Remove from heat.
Place chayotes in serving bowl. Add the sour cream sauce; toss to coat.
Stir chopped cilantro into the sour cream sauce before tossing with the chayotes.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 12g
Dietary Fibers 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.