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5 from 2 votes

Zucchini Fritters Recipe

Zucchini Fritters are a healthy, gluten-free side dish or appetizer recipe that is made from grated zucchini, Parmesan cheese, and a touch of garlic, fried in a cast iron skillet and then baked in the oven to crispy perfection!

Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 187 kcal
Author London


  • 1 ½ lbs. zucchini grated
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½

    cup flour or GF 1-to-1
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 large egg whisked
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grate zucchini using a food processor with a grating attachment or with a boxed grater.

  3. Lay zucchini out in a flat layer and sprinkle with salt. Let sit for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Strain excess moisture from zucchini using a cheesecloth or a thin dish towel. You will end up with about 1 cup of grated zucchini and 1 cup of strained liquid.

  5. In a large bowl combine grated zucchini, flour, cheese, egg, garlic, and black pepper. Mix until well combined.
  6. Form 8 equally-sized balls that are each about 2-3 tablespoons each.
  7. In a large cast iron skillet over medium heat add 1 tablespoon oil and 4 balls. Smash zucchini balls with the back of a spatula and spread out to about 2 ½ - 3 inches in diameter and about ½-inch thick.*
  8. Sear zucchini fritters for 2-3 minutes per side or until browned. Remove from skillet. Repeat with remaining four zucchini balls.
  9. Place all zucchini fritters back into the skillet and bake in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes.
  10. Serve zucchini fritters with sour cream and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Fritters Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 187 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 607mg26%
Potassium 459mg13%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 450IU9%
Vitamin C 30.9mg37%
Calcium 120mg12%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.