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Zucchini fritters stacked on a white plate with a dollop of sour cream.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack

Healthy Zucchini Fritters

By: Elysia
Servings 8 to 10 fritters
These Easy Zucchini Fritters are a total veggie game changer! They're easy to make, delicious and both little ones and adults love them! Great as a snack, appetizer or side! {gluten-free & vegetarian}
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 21 mins


  • 2 cups shredded zucchini about 1 medium-sized zucchini
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/3 cup oat flour can use gluten-free oats to make oat flour, if necessary
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 tsp salt*
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp thinly sliced green onion
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • Place shredded zucchini in a colander and sprinkle with a bit of salt. Let it sit for about 10 min.
  • Using your hands or cheesecloth, squeeze out as much water as possible from the zucchini.
  • Mix together all of the ingredients, other than the olive oil in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Using your hands, pack the zucchini mixture into about 8-10 fritters. Place them in the hot pan about an inch apart.
  • Cook for about 2-3 minutes per side or until slightly browned and crispy.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature alone or along with a dip.



  • Make sure that you're getting as much of the water out of the shredded zucchini as possible so that you don't end up with soggy fritters. 
  • In order to eliminate the extra moisture, place the shredded zucchini in a colander and sprinkle with a bit of salt. Allow the colander to sit in the sink or over a bowl for about 10 minutes. The salt will help to draw the extra water out of the zucchini.
  • Next, you're going to wring the zucchini out. I recommend doing it in batches. Give it a good squeeze with your hands or you can also use cheesecloth
  • If the fritter mixture seems too moist after wringing out the zucchini, add a bit more oat flour to the mixture
  • Resist the temptation to press down on the zucchini fritters while they're cooking or they may become too thin and flimsy.
  • Allow the fritters to cool for a few minutes before serving to allow them to firm up. 
  • If preparing these fritters for babies, I recommend leaving out the added salt to limit sodium.


Calories: 69kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 108mgPotassium: 181mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 191IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 1mg
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