Oven Roasted Stuffed Squash Blossoms

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Oven roasting the squash blossoms, instead of frying, makes this a nice light summer dish. Pick your squash blossoms early in the day, and store in the fridge until ready to use. Top with some fresh basil pesto for added yum!

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
8 pieces

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 bunch rainbow chard, stems removed and leaves chopped

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 3 ounces chevre (goat cheese)

  • 8 zucchini blossoms, stamen removed

Directions

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

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pan over medium heat; add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Stir in chard and cook until soft, about 10 minutes. Add basil, salt, and pepper, and cook until basil is soft, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely, about 15 minutes. Place cooled chard mixture between 2 towels and press to remove excess moisture.

  3. Stir chevre and chard mixture together in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Fill zucchini blossoms about 3/4 full with the goat chevre mixture, and pinch the ends closed. Place filled blossoms in a roasting pan; drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  4. Roast in the preheated oven until blossoms are hot, about 10 minutes.

Cooks Note:

Extra goat cheese mixture can be stored in the fridge for several days. I like to keep extra handy and fill blossoms immediately after harvesting them.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

244 Calories
17g Fat
17g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 244
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 309mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 85mg 424%
Calcium 159mg 12%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 1291mg 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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