Squash Blossom Recipe

These baked stuffed squash blossoms are a delightful treat! They are creamy, tangy, and wonderfully floral - a perfect way to enjoy summer’s edible flower bounty.

Baked Squash Blossoms Stuffed with Goat's Cheese #vegetarian #appetizer | Shiny Happy Bright

I bought the squash blossoms at the farmer's market last weekend and mulled over what I wanted to do with them for several days. For regular farmer's market shoppers or people with gardens, squash blossoms might not seem very exciting. But I was beyond thrilled to find them. For several years, I've seen gorgeous recipes (vegan squash blossoms, squash blossom soup, and shaved squash salad) that I've wanted to try.

fresh squash blossoms

In the great what-to-do-with-the-squash-blossom-debate, I knew I wanted to do a squash blossom recipe that was not fried, I wanted to keep the recipe simple, and I wanted to bake them gently so they retained their gorgeous color. So I settled on a simple mixture of goat's cheese and wholegrain mustard to stuff the blossoms. 

It takes a little prep work to get the blossoms ready to use - the stamen needs to be cut out and the inside rinsed of pollen. If you're interested in other tips on choosing or working with edible flowers, I did a guide that can be found here

Baked Squash Blossoms Stuffed with Goat's Cheese #vegetarian #appetizer | Shiny Happy Bright

This recipe would work well with other large, edible flowers - like nasturtiums, daylily, or gladiolus. I hope you get a chance to try this recipe - if you do, let me know in the comments below.

Enjoy this simple recipe for baked stuffed squash blossom!


Yield: 6 servings

Baked Squash Blossoms Stuffed with Goat's Cheese

These baked stuffed squash blossoms are a delightful treat! They are creamy, tangy, and wonderfully floral.

prep time: 5 minscook time: 15 minstotal time: 20 mins

ingredients

  • 12 squash blossoms

  • 4 ounces of goat's cheese

  • 1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt

instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 C). 

  2. Make a slit in each squash blossom and cut out the stamen. Rinse the squash blossoms and lay them on a paper towel to dry. 

  3. Combine the goat's cheese and mustard in a small bowl. 

  4. Stuff each blossom with about a tablespoon and a half. 

  5. Place the blossoms on parchment paper on a baking sheet and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until browned. 

calories

82

fat (grams)

7

carbs (grams)

1

protein (grams)

4

sugar (grams)

1

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