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Lemon and Ricotta Stuffed Squash Blossoms

Squash blossoms are one of my favorite foods. During the summer, I grow squash blossoms in our backyard garden and enjoy cooking with them. One of my favorite things to do with squash blossoms is to stuff them with second favorite food – cheese.

Where to Find Squash Blossoms

Squash Blossoms from Melissa's Produce

Knowing how much I love squash blossoms, our friends at Melissa’s Produce, surprised me this week with a box of beautiful squash blossoms. When you purchase squash blossoms, you’ll want to prepare something with them right away – they do not hold long in the refrigerator.

We were so lucky to get so many squash blossoms that my daughter and I made lemon and ricotta stuffed squash blossoms. Plus, we also made a squash blossom and burrata pizza to pair with it. It was the most delicious night ever in my home.

Stuffing Squash Blossoms

The one thing that you need to know about stuffing them is that it can be tedious. It is a great way to get your kids in the kitchen because it is easier for them to stuff with their little hands. Be prepared for there to be a slight mess, but that is what makes cooking in the kitchen with kids fun! Enjoy making this delicious recipe for your family!

Lemon and Ricotta Stuffed Squash Blossoms

Cheese stuffed Squash Blossoms

Ingredients:
12 Squash blossoms from Melissa’s Produce
1 Cup Ricotta cheese
1 Clove chopped garlic
1 Lemon (juiced)
Salt and Pepper
1 Cup flour
2 Eggs
4 Cups vegetable oil (or your preferred frying oil)

Directions:
1. In a bowl, mix the garlic, ricotta, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Cooking with kids in the kitchen

2. Carefully, open the squash blossoms. Fill them with the cheese mixture. Close it by twisting the top of the flower.

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3. In one bowl add the flour. In a second bowl add the eggs (blended with a fork).

Making Squash Blossoms

4. Dip the stuffed squash blossom into the eggs. Next, dip in the flour.

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5. In a frying pan, heat the oil. Fry the squash blossoms until crispy.

Frying Squash Blossoms

6. Serve with pesto.

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7. Enjoy!

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