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Stuffed Zucchini Flowers to Die For

Baked stuffed zucchini flowers – an irresistible delicacy

I have always loved stuffed zucchini flowers, but I usually ate it once in a while, as I do not eat fried food often and the baked ones I tried weren’t that good.

Some days ago I saw an inviting photo of stuffed zucchini flowers on Instagram and…it is just delicious! I have already prepared it three times since then. It is so tasty that you just can’t resist.

The other day I prepared them for lunch for me and my son and, as he was late, while in the kitchen I ate half of the whole! I just couldn’t resist.

I could eat them so freely because they are light. The kind of healthy and tasty food that I love. It is stuffed with ricotta and it is also very quick to prepare.

I saw them in an Instagram story of Carlotta e il Bassotto Italian blog. She was so cute that promptly sent me the quantities and I made them the very same day. Besides our passion for cooking, we also have another common passion: dogs! Bassotto means basset, the dog breed. I may think about including my Yoko in the blog too …(in the meanwhile we have also Linda, who is 8 months old).

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Serves: 4
    • (considering 5 per person):
    • 20 zucchini flowers
    • 250 g ricotta cheese
    • 1 egg
    • 4 Tbsp of grated Parmesan cheese
    • more cheese to spread above
    • extra virgin olive oil
  1. Carefully eliminate the pistils of the zucchini flowers and lightly wash them.
  2. Turn on the oven 356°F/180°C.
  3. In a bowl, mix ricotta with egg and 4 Tbsp of grated Parmesan cheese. Put the mixture inside a sac a poche.
  4. Cover a baking tray with parchment paper or, if you prefer, grease a baking pan.
  5. Take each flower and, carefully, using the sac a poche, fill it with ricotta and then make a light twist to close the stuffing. Put it on the baking tray and repeat with the other ones.
  6. Spread some grated cheese over them all and a thread of extra virgin olive oil.
  7. Bake for about 20 to 30 minutes, until golden.
  8. Serve as a side, but it can also be a good starter.
  9. Buon appetito!

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