Squash Blossom and Cheese Frittata

squash blossom recipe

A Summer Squash recipe that tastes and looks great!

Summer squash, especially Burpee's Rise and Shine Squash are incredibly versatile in the kitchen. They can be prepared for in salads, spiralized into "zoodles" as a pasta or noodle alternative, grilled, roasted, and sautéed. Its mild flavor and tender texture make it adaptable to a wide range of dishes and cooking methods. Try the recipe below to wow anyone in your kitchen! Topped with delicate squash blossoms, this cheesy frittata is almost too pretty to eat!


Serves 4

  • 8 eggs 
  • 1/2 cup Manchego cheese 
  • 12 to 16 ‘Rise and Shine’ squash blossoms 
  • 2 Tbsp butter 
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream 
  • Coarse sea salt 
  • Chives, one bunch - roughly chopped 


  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF. 
  2. In a medium sized oven-safe pan, heat the butter over medium heat.  
    Add half of the squash blossoms and one pinch of salt. Sauté until the blossoms just start to wilt.  
    4. Crack the eggs into a medium bowl and beat lightly. Add the heavy cream and cheese then stir to combine. 
  3. Pour the egg mixture over the sautéed blossoms in the pan. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes without stirring. 
  4. Carefully place the rest of the blossoms on top of the mixture in the pan. 
  5. Remove the pan into the oven for 7 to 8 minutes, or until the eggs are slightly puffy and no longer shiny. 
  6. Take the pan out of the oven and add the chopped chives and a light sprinkle of salt over the still warm frittata. 
  7. Serve either while still warm or at room temperature.

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July 17, 2023
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