Zucchini Flowers with Ricotta Cheese

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9Ingredients
230Calories
45Minutes

Appetizers with an Italian twist. When you’re serving up spaghetti or lasagna, this make a perfect before meal complement. Serve them warm for and watch your guests’ faces melt with delight. Great for getting your children to eat their greens. Zucchini covered in two types of delicious cheese will have you downing these in just a few gulps.

Ingredients

  • 12 zucchini flowers
  • 250 grams ricotta cheese
  • 40 grams parmesan cheese
  • basil leaves (chopped)
  • 4 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon zest
  • salt
  • ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Open the zucchini flowers, and gently remove the pistil.
  2. Use a paper towel to scrape off any hairs on outside of flower.
  3. Mix the ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs, and lemon zest in a salad bowl.
  4. Add salt and pepper.
  5. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Grease a baking dish.
  7. With a small spoon gently put the stuffing in the flower.
  8. (You can use the opening made to remove the pistil).
  9. Twist the tip of the flower to close.
  10. Place the flowers in the dish, drizzle with little bit of olive oil.
  11. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of bread crumbs and 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese.
  12. Bake for 25 minutes.
  13. Serve with a mixed green salad with pine nuts.
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NutritionView more

230Calories
Sodium19%DV450mg
Fat28%DV18g
Protein22%DV11g
Carbs2%DV6g
Fiber0%DV0g

PER SERVING *

Calories230Calories from Fat160
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat18g28%
Saturated Fat8g40%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol40mg13%
Sodium450mg19%
Potassium95mg3%
Protein11g22%
Calories from Fat160
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate6g2%
Dietary Fiber0g0%
Sugars0g0%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

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

Reviews(1)

Yummly User
Justine M. 10 Jul 2015
These are very good! I made them to serve with steak and the pairing went over very well. Halfway through the baking, I did turn mine carefully so that they were evening cooked.