Zucchini Blossom & Mozzarella Baked Eggs

Zucchini Blossom & Mozzarella Baked Eggs

If I could eat one thing for breakfast for the next year, it would be Zucchini Blossom & Mozzarella Baked Eggs. I don’t know what it is about zucchini flowers that I love so much. Maybe it’s because they’re only available for a short time, or because they’re so pretty and, well, flowery. If you can get your hands on some, buy them up!

Zucchini Blossom & Mozzarella Baked Eggs

If you can’t get them, you can still make these baked eggs by using a little more zucchini. Still delicious and a great way to use up the overwhelming surplus at the end of the summer. Mild zucchini and its blossoms pair perfectly with salty fresh mozzarella, rich egg yolk and crisp Parmesan breadcrumbs. I added a sprinkling of garlic chives to emphasize the season and add a little extra color. If you can’t find garlic chives, regular chives work just as well.

These eggs are light and beautiful and seasonal. Just the thing for Sunday Brunch or my favorite – breakfast for dinner.

14 Comments

  1. Dear Melissa – What a wonderful corner you have here. Gorgeous recipes!

    I have always wanted to do a fritti with zucchini blossoms but they’re hard to find, aren’t they?

    Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  2. Perfect timing. I found your blog via Ronda Carman, and I’ve got squash blossoms right now in my garden that I wasn’t for sure how I was going to eat them. I’ve been making a baked spinach/nutmeg/egg dish for months now, but this is a great new dish for me to try. Thank you! :)

  3. OMG, how did you know?! I’ve been craving baked eggs like nobodies business. I don’t have zucchini blossoms, but I’ll bet some spinach would do nicely. Sounds divine!

  4. holy moly! this looks beautiful! i love squash blossom pizza so i know i’ll love with eggs, especially baked eggs.

  5. Zucchini flowers haven’t QUITE hit the east coast yet, but when they do, I know what I”ll be making!

  6. This is bitchin’. I love eggs! Awesome photography.

  7. I use my extra-large muffin pan instead of ramekins. Getting them out can be a little tricky but so worth the effort.

  8. I love baked eggs, and I love squash blossoms, so this recipe is perfect. Not to mention beautiful!

  9. Delicate and beautiful, fried squash blossoms were a special treat that my grandmother always served during the summer months when zucchini grew rampant in the garden. This recipe takes me back to that time.

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  11. I just found your site looking for stuffed squash blossoms. Are Zucchini blossoms and squash blossoms the same? I have some kind of large yellow blossoms growing in my garden. Little plants started growing out of my compost pile about a month ago. I transplanted them and now they are enormous. I don’t know what kind of produce it will be. I look forward reading your blog. Louise

  12. Louise – Thanks! Yes, they’re the same or very similar. I would google squash blossoms and see if they look the same as yours. Good luck and happy gardening!

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