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.

29 Responses to “Baked Apple Butter Ham and Cheese Sandwiches”

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    Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom — January 21, 2016 at 7:42 am

    I have had similiar sandwiches, but yet to have them with the applebutter twist–which I think makes these perfect. YUM!

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    Marye — January 21, 2016 at 8:28 am

    This sandwich puts other ham and cheese sandwiches to shame! This looks amazing!

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    Jennie @onesweetmess — January 21, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Football food is what lures me to football parties. I could care less about the game. Love these!

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    Christie — January 21, 2016 at 9:01 am

    Oh man! These are going to be a huge party hit. Love that you added apple butter. I haven’t seen that before.

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    Laura — January 21, 2016 at 9:38 am

    I am laughing at the idea that People’s Court>football, but OMG these sandwiches look amazing! I craved ham and cheese sandwiches after giving birth (I know, weird), and holy moly these would have been awesome!

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — January 21, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Little sandwiches are my go-to party appetizer. I’m in love with the fact you used apple butter. Now THAT’S a condiment I can get behind!

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    Annie — January 21, 2016 at 10:03 am

    I just adore sweet and savory combos like this! Yum!

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine — January 21, 2016 at 10:35 am

    The one fruit spread you can ALWAYS find in my fridge is apple butter! So good!

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    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer — January 21, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Wow! These look amazing! Another great way to use up apple butter (it is soooo good!)

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — January 21, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    I love everything about football food, as well! You can’t go wrong with the flavors in these sandwiches!

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — January 21, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Haha I wrote about Ham and Cheese Sandwiches today but mine didn’t have this amazing apple butter on them! mmm that apple butter and then the poppy seeds on top, those looks stunning!

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    Lauren Kelly Nutrition — January 21, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Oh I bet these are a huge hit with everyone! Apple butter makes everything taste better 🙂

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    Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens — January 21, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    I adore little baked sandwiches like this – always so perfect for parties! But seriously … the idea of using apple butter?!?! Oh my goodness – BRILLIANT!!! What an absolutely perfect flavor twist! Totally in love with this idea!

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    Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen — January 21, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    These are some of my favorite kinds of sammiches on game day, but you totally took them to another level with apple butter and Potatoes rolls – swoon!

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    Jennifer A Stewart — January 21, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    I love a warm and gooey ham and cheese slider but I never would have thought to use apple butter! I bet that adds a great sweet note!!

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    Megan Keno — January 22, 2016 at 2:05 am

    I love this!! They would go perfectly with some soup!

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    Lora @savoringitaly — January 22, 2016 at 6:13 am

    I’m thinking how I need these sandwiches tonight for dinner with my favorite soup!! They look so perfect all lined up on that pretty new pan!!!

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — January 22, 2016 at 9:41 am

    I may have to make these for the small super bowl party we’re hosting this year. They look unbelievably delicious and something that doesn’t take a lot of fussing.

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    Alice Seuffert — January 22, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Love these yummy sandwiches! And love the idea of apple butter! Yum!

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    Catherine — January 22, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Brandy, these are right up my alley. I wish I had one (maybe two) for lunch this afternoon! Looks delish!! xoxo, Catherine

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    Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos — January 22, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    These are perfect for game day. I love the savory apple butter combo. On a side note – I totally agree – People’s Court over football – absolutely 🙂

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    Meg @ With Salt and Wit — January 23, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Hubba hubba! These apple butter sammies are making my mouth water!

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    Paula - bell'alimento — January 23, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    I’m pretty sure I could eat all of those. Nope, I’m completely sure.

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    Susan — January 24, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    I think these sandwiches could be the one thing that got be to a football watching party.

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    Kim Beaulieu — January 25, 2016 at 1:28 am

    I want to eat the whole tray of these gorgeous sandwiches. These are amazing. Perfect for game day.

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    Deborah — January 25, 2016 at 2:16 am

    I think I want a whole batch of these all to myself!!

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    Kristyn — January 25, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    I love the combination of sweet and savory flavors in this recipe! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    JENNIFER — August 26, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    are poppy seeds important in this recipe? trying to see if i can skip them

    • nutmegnanny replied: — September 6th, 2019 @ 8:52 pm

      Hi Jennifer! No, feel free to skip if you don’t like 🙂

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