Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Skillet Veggie and Feta Tacos

6 WWPP Posted by 5 years ago 13 Comments

I made these for dinner last night and I’m in HEAVEN! What an easy, light, tasty way to make dinner for one (the husband and child stuck with leftovers.) I used to make Skillet Veggies all the time and simple got out of the habit. Not sure why. It’s so easy to make a base of veggies to use with anything… tacos, pizza, wraps, side dish, really, however you want to use them, they work.

Last night I decided to make up just enough for me. I had some small whole grain soft taco shells and that feta cheese calling my name. Normally I use a bit of mexican cheese blend when I make something like this but I have to admit, I liked the creaminess the feta added.

Skillet Veggie and Feta TacosThe secret to the veggies is to bring them just to the point of burning. It makes a GREAT flavor and turns otherwise plain veggies into an amazing tasty dish.

  • 2 slices sweet onion chopped
  • About 1/4 cup zucchini chopped
  • About 1/4 cup yellow squash chopped
  • About 1/4 cup pepper (I used a red one) chopped
  • 8 grape tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 2 small whole wheat taco shells (I use Trader Joe’s brand)
  • 1 oz crumbled Feta
  • green chili sauce

Heat a small non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.

Add the onion and LEAVE IT ALONE! For at least 2 minute so that the onion just starts to burn.

Skillet Veggie and Feta Tacos - step 1

Toss the onion around a bit and then add the remaining veggies.

Skillet Veggie and Feta Tacos - step 2

Sprinkle with a bit of Kosher salt and pepper. Toss to coat everthing and then cover.

Skillet Veggie and Feta Tacos - step 3

Now… you will be tempted to open the cover. Don’t touch it for 2 minutes.

After 2 minutes uncover, add the basil and parsley. Toss to coat everything and cover again for 2 more minutes.

Once the 2 minutes are up you should have something that looks like this…

Skillet Veggie and Feta Tacos - step 5

Some of the veggies will be scorched, the flavors will have all mixed and now you are ready to make you delisious tacos!

Warm the shells either in a skillet or in the microwave for a few seconds. Split the veggie filling between the two shells.

Skillet Veggie and Feta Tacos - step 6

Top with the feta, about half ounce on each.

Skillet Veggie and Feta Tacos - finished

Now you could add a bit of salsa or tabasco but my favorite is Green Pepper Sauce it’s got a great flavor with just enough heat.

Skillet Veggie and Feta Tacos - tabasco


Skillet Veggie and Feta Tacos - close up

Again, the nutritional info will vary slightly depending on your taco shells. The ones I use are from Trade Joe’s. They are whole grain/low carb and only 45 calories each.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe (2 tacos)
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
215 10g 17g old: 4 new: 6
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
6g 4g 28g 15g

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    July 2, 2010

    Those veggies are also good cold in a wrap the next day! Yum, yum, yum. :) Reply


    July 2, 2010

    Totally agree! and also a good base for a veggie pasta salad! The possibilities are endless! Reply


    July 2, 2010

    Oh my that looks good and so easy! Thanks Roni :) Reply


    July 2, 2010

    Wow, that looks really good. Going to the farmers market this weekend, can't wait to try!! Reply


    July 3, 2010

    Haven't tried this as yet but I will be very soon. I think I would like this even without the shell. I can't wait. Yummmmmmmmm! Reply


    July 3, 2010

    That l;ooks soooo good! Now I am hungry, maybe I'll adda little egg to this and make the perfect breakfast :O) Reply


    July 3, 2010

    I love this! Thanks for the instructions on the veggies Reply


    July 3, 2010

    Thanks! Actually made this for brunch today! Just added some egg beaters. FABULOUS! Reply


    July 7, 2010

    Yummm, another great creation! Reply


    July 9, 2010

    just had this for lunch today, super yummo, thanks for the recipe. Reply


    July 12, 2010

    So delicious! I added black beans to the mix for a little protein boost and switched oregano for cumin. If feta melted better, I bet they would make some mean nachos! Reply


    October 29, 2011

    Just found your blog...LOVE!!! I love the TJ salad with grilled veggies...I am going to try throwing these on some lettuce with the Feta and Balsamic vinegar dressing! Yummy!!!! Reply


    December 1, 2011

    Just found your blog and LOVE it! We are eating "clean" most of the time now and looking for ideas. Your recipes sound amazing! I am trying this one tonight. (I am so hungry now just browsing!) Reply