Oven Roasted Zucchini Flowers

Perfect for a special occasion, these zucchini flowers are filled with herby mushrooms, onion and vegan cream cheese. Female zucchini flowers have the little zucchini attached, while male flowers do not. If using male flowers reduce the cooking time by 5 minutes as they will cook more quickly.




Cooking time

30 mins


  • 1 tbsp olive oil plus extra for drizzling
  • 12 zucchini flowers
  • 150 g mushrooms, finely diced
  • 1 brown onion, finely diced
  • 2 tsp rosemary leaves, finely chopped
  • ½ cup vegan cream cheese
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Preheat oven to 200C.

Line a baking tray with baking paper.

Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add onion, mushrooms and rosemary leaves until softened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add to a bowl and set aside to cool. When cooled add cream cheese to the bowl and stir to combine. Taste, and season if desired.

Open zucchini flowers gently and stuff with cream cheese mixture. Wrap the petals back around the stuffing and lay the flowers on prepared baking tray. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and bake for 20 minutes or until browned. Serve warm.

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