Recipe of the Week | Squash Stack Appetizers with Chevre

Squash Stacks with Chevre | Photo Credit Randolph Graham

This simple appetizer with grilled squash is stacked with both Chèvre and mozzarella cheese — and then drizzled with a thick balsamic glaze. Super tasty and easy to make.



2 medium zucchini squash (cut into ½ rounds)

2 yellow squash (cut into ½ rounds)

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

6 ounces mozzarella cheese (cut into 1/8-inch round slices same width at the veggies)

6 ounces goat cheese

12 teaspoons thick balsamic glaze



Preheat grill to medium-high heat (about 500 degrees). Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place squash rounds in a large baggie. Add oil, salt, and pepper. Shake to evenly coat.  Grill squash rounds for two minutes on one side. Turn rounds over and grill for one minute more.

Lay a zucchini round on the baking sheet with parchment paper. Top with a slice of mozzarella cheese, then a piece of yellow squash. Top with a teaspoon of goat cheese, then another piece of yellow squash. Secure stack with a toothpick. Repeat for other stacks. You should get about 12 stacks with this recipe — enough appetizers for six adults.

Place baking sheet with stacks in an oven preheat to 350 degrees. Bake for about 2 minutes to soften cheese. Remove from oven and transfer to a serving platter. Drizzle with balsamic glaze. Serve while still warm.


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