Summer Squash Pancakes with Creamy Goat Cheese Dressing

These summer squash pancakes with creamy goat cheese dressing are the perfect addition to your summer menu. I like to serve these as an appetizer but when served with salad they make a fantastic summer meal. Trust me, if you love summer squash and goat cheese this dish is for you!

These summer squash pancakes with creamy goat cheese dressing are the perfect addition to your summer menu. I like to serve these as an appetizer but when served with salad they make a fantastic summer meal. Trust me, if you love summer squash and goat cheese this dish is for you!

Has your garden started to explode with summer squash? If so, you are in luck! Today I’m bringing you an awesome summer squash pancake recipe (with creamy goat cheese dressing!!!!) over at Rachel Cooks! This whole month Rachel is hosting a Pancake Party filled with amazing sweet and savory pancakes!!!

These summer squash pancakes with creamy goat cheese dressing are the perfect addition to your summer menu. I like to serve these as an appetizer but when served with salad they make a fantastic summer meal. Trust me, if you love summer squash and goat cheese this dish is for you!

A whole month of pancakes? I couldn’t turn down the offer to be part of this party! If you haven’t checked out all of the deliciousness you really should. So far I have seen some pretty amazing stuff! Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes, S’mores Pancakes and Bananas Foster Pancakes to name just a few!

I also realized I don’t make enough pancakes around here. I could only find one recipe in my whole collection! Granted, it was an amazing recipe (Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce) BUT it’s no excuse. I need to get on this pancakes making bandwagon. It can only bring more deliciousness to my life.

Am I right?

Also, can we talk about how amazing pancakes are in general? I feel like every week should just be pancakes week. Let’s make this a thing!

These summer squash pancakes with creamy goat cheese dressing are the perfect addition to your summer menu. I like to serve these as an appetizer but when served with salad they make a fantastic summer meal. Trust me, if you love summer squash and goat cheese this dish is for you!

Also, I decided to make a savory pancake because who doesn’t love a pancake for dinner? This way you can feel less guilty about eating syrup soaked pancakes and instead cover them in creamy goat cheese dressing – it’s a win-win!

{Looking for even more delicious zucchini recipes? Try my Zucchini Corn Feta PizzaZucchini Tomato Kale PastaZucchini FrittersChipotle Stuffed Zucchini Boats or my Chocolate Zucchini Date Cake.}

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Summer Squash Pancakes with Creamy Goat Cheese Dressing

These summer squash pancakes with creamy goat cheese dressing are the perfect addition to your summer menu. I like to serve these as an appetizer but when served with salad they make a fantastic summer meal. Trust me, if you love summer squash and goat cheese this dish is for you!

Yield: 10 pancakes

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

For squash pancakes: 

  • 8 ounces shredded summer squash (zucchini & yellow squash)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallots
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 3-4 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Vegetable oil

For goat cheese dressing:

  • 2 ounces fresh creamy goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon champagne vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

For pancakes:
Using a food processor shred your squash. Add squash to a large bowl and add shallots, egg, flour baking powder and spices.

Heat vegetable oil over medium heat and drop batter into oil and fry until crispy on both sides.

Top with goat cheese dressing and serve with salad and hot capicola.

*Note: If you notice the batter start to get runny just add a little more flour. The longer the batter sits the more water the squash will give off.

For goat cheese dressing:
In a blender combine all ingredients and blend until creamy.

13 Responses to “Summer Squash Pancakes with Creamy Goat Cheese Dressing”

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    Rachel Cooks — July 16, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Thanks for bringing these to the party….even the goat cheese dressing looks amazing!!

    • Brandy replied: — July 16th, 2012 @ 6:44 pm

      Thank you for inviting me 🙂

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    Joanne — July 16, 2012 at 11:01 am

    When I make sugary pancakes I tend to have them for lunch…somehow that makes me feel less guilty about eating them lol. I LOVE the sound of these! And goat cheese sauce? Swoon. Heading over to check out the recipe!

    • Brandy replied: — July 16th, 2012 @ 6:45 pm

      Hahaha I like your thinking! Pancakes for lunch it is 🙂

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    Bree — July 16, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Oh my gosh these look so fabulous!

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    Cassie — July 16, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Lovvvvve these. Definitely my kind of pancake!!

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    Christine @ Oatmeal Bowl — July 17, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Those looks yummy! Can see eating those for dinner tonight. Off to check out recipe. Mmmm…. squash pancakes are my fave…

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    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet — July 17, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    GURRRRRL. I want to be your neighbor. K?

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    Blond Duck — July 17, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Totally trying these tomorrow–I have a ton of squash!

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    Aggie — July 18, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    I have to jump over nd check out your recipe! I make pancakes like this all summer, been craving hem again lately, especially for lunch or light dinner. And your photos? Absolutely stunning girl!!!

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    Megan — October 8, 2013 at 6:58 am

    These look delicious. For the dressing, I don’t have creamy goat cheese, but I have some goat cheese crumbled feta. I’m wondering if I could make the equivalent by combing the goat feta and some non-fat plain Greek yogurt?

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