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fryied squash blossom poppers with salsa verde
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Stuffed Squash Blossom Poppers

These stuffed squash blossom poppers are squash blossoms stuffed with Mexican cheese, bacon, and jalapenos. Delicious with my Charred Tomatillo Salsa.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: charred tomatillo salsa, poppers, salsa verde, spicy jalapeno, stuffed squash blossoms,
Servings: 10 poppers
Calories: 94kcal


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  • Air-fryer for a healthier version


  • 6 squash blossoms
  • ½ cup cotija cheese Crumbled
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 jalapeno peppers Dice fine (remove seeds for mild flavor)
  • ¼ cup bacon crumbles Fry 1/2 lb bacon until crispy and then crumble.
  • ¼ cup cilantro Finely chopped
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 eggs Beaten
  • 2/3 cup bread crumbs Panko style


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  • Fry the bacon until crispy, then drain well and crumble.
    frying bacpn
  • Mix together all the ingredients except the squash blossoms.
  • Stuff each squash blossom with about 2 Tbsp of the mixture.
    stuffing squash blossoms
  • Dip each stuffed blossom in the egg and then roll in the panko breadcrumbs until coated.
    squash blossom poppers before cooking
  • Pan fry in oil until golden brown
    frying squash blossom poppers
  • Serve with my Charred Tomatillo Salsa.
    fryied squash blossom poppers with salsa verde
  • Want a healthier version? Spritz with a little oil and fry in an air-fryer.


If you can't find Cotija cheese you can use any hard Mexican cheese or parmesan cheese.
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Serving: 1popper | Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 0.5mg