Cheesy Zucchini Bites Recipe

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Yum! Try this easy cheesy zucchini bites recipe!

Here I am at the end of another great summer with a lot of zucchini growing in the garden! This baked cheesy zucchini bites recipe is yet another excellent way to use up and enjoy that zucchini. (See more of our favorite zucchini recipes.) They are basically baked zucchini fritters! These little bites would be great as an appetizer, side dish, snack, or a light meal. Kid-approved too!

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I like trying a few different zucchini recipes here and there when I have a garden plant pumping out the zucchini! This summer, and many others, I’m all about the easy recipes. This zucchini bites recipe is one of those I decided to try out recently and my family and I were pleasantly surprised!

The zucchini bites are easy to make and they taste great! The taste actually reminds me of cheesy tater tots.

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No need to peel the zucchini, just shred it up, measure it, and wring out the moisture. I shredded the zucchini with the small holes on the grater this time, but it would probably work fine with a slightly larger shred too.

A cookie scoop works great for dropping the tablespoonfuls of the zucchini mixture onto the prepared pan! Then use your hands or a spoon to press each mound down to flatten. You can make your bites smaller or less flat if you want. Just watch the baking time either way. Bake until the edges and bottoms are golden. Then enjoy plain or with a dipping sauce, like ketchup or pizza sauce, if desired.

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Of course, serving size and nutrition info will vary depending on the size of your zucchini bites and the ingredients you choose to use. 🙂

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easy zucchini bites recipe - baked zucchini fritter

Cheesy Zucchini Bites Recipe

This baked cheesy zucchini bites recipe is so easy and delicious! Use up your zucchini and serve these as a snack, appetizer, side dish, or light meal.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes
Serves: 13
Adjust Servings: 13


  • 1 ½ cups packed shredded zucchini
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup panko or bread crumbs
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425°F/220°C. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly coat with cooking spray, or line pan with a silicone baking mat.
  • Place the shredded zucchini in a clean kitchen towel and wring out the excess moisture until the zucchini is dry.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the zucchini and remaining ingredients. Drop by tablespoonfuls on the prepared baking sheet. Press the mounds to flatten. Bake for 16-20 minutes, until the edges are golden.

Air Fryer Instructions:

  • Air Fry for 15 minutes at 380°F/195°C, flipping once


Calories: 34kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

Recipe Adapted From: Mel's Kitchen Cafe

Ingredients: Basil, Bread Crumbs, Cheese, Egg, Garlic, Panko, Pepper, Salt, Zucchini
Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Appetizers and Snacks, Main Dish, Side Dish, Back to School, Fall, Summer, Clean Eating, Meatless
Categories: Finger Food and Dips, Healthy, Vegetables, Oven

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