Baked Zucchini Fritters

Baked Zucchini Fritters

Happy Labor Day!  I hope you are all having a fun and safe holiday weekend.  Did you get a chance to work out in your garden?  I didn’t, mostly because I don’t have a garden…but my neighbors did some work in their garden, and I got to reap some of their hard work rewards.  They brought me over three large zucchinis and a bunch of tomatoes.  I have the best neighbors ever!  I love getting fresh produce – you can’t beat a garden tomato, they are so dang tasty.  The zucchini also gave me a chance to do some experimenting in the kitchen, which is super fun for me (I know I am weird).  

I have already made multiple batches of my Blueberry Zucchini Bread, so I was thinking I wanted to make something savory with my next zucchini.  Which is exactly what these Baked Zucchini Fritters are…a savory fritter made with simple wholesome ingredients, and they are oh-so-good!  

Baked Zucchini Fritters

They were so yummy in fact, that I ate some of the leftovers cold.  I was a little bit snacky one afternoon, so I looked in the refrigerator, saw the fritters and heard them calling my name, and I had to partake immediately – as in while I was standing in the doorway of the fridge.  Which totally goes against my advice about How to Avoid the Trap of Mindless Snacking – but they were calling my name, and they tasted so good, even when they were cold.  Plus they are jam packed with shredded zucchini, so I figured it was better than eating handfuls of dark chocolate chips while browsing through the cupboards to find something to satisfy my snacking needs – not that I have ever done that :).

Anyways, these fritters are super simple to make, and will use up your zucchini in a hurry (one batch call for an entire large zucchini) – which if you have zucchini coming out of your ears, that is probably a good thing!

Baked Zucchini Fritters
Serves 4
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 large zucchini, shredded
  2. 3 oz soft goat cheese
  3. 1 egg
  4. 1 tsp salt
  5. 1/2 tsp onion powder
  6. 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  7. 1/4 tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  2. Combine the zucchini and salt together and set aside
  3. Beat the egg and goat cheese together until smooth
  4. Add the garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper to the egg and cheese mixture and mix well
  5. Remove all the excess water from the zucchini (place the zucchini in a thin dish towel and squeeze out the water)
  6. Add zucchini to the egg and cheese mixture and combine well
  7. Spoon out 8 equal size amounts of the mixture onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper
  8. Bake for 20 minutes, remove from the oven, and flip the fritters over
  9. Bake for another 10-15 minutes
Nutritional Information
  1. Calories: 89 Fat: 6 Carbs: 3 Protein: 7
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 Baked Zucchini Fritters

 

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23 thoughts on “Baked Zucchini Fritters

  1. I made these recently but didn’t have one large zucchini so I shredded 3 smaller ones and doubled the cheese and egg mixture, mixed it all together and got 6 4 inch pancakes. I loved them! Next time I’ll probably add more seasoned salt from Beautifully Briny Sea. I topped with sour cream and served them w/ an arugula side salad. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. I dislike goat cheese. I will try with Ricotta Cheese or Parmesan Cheese or Low-Calorie White Cheese.

  3. I made these yesterday, they were delicious! I added a mango and lemon dressing which really complimented the dish. Thanks for the recipe!

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  7. I just made these and really enjoyed them. I added a bit of dried dill to half of the batch and that was really good with the garlic and onion flavours. I would use a little less salt next time though.

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  10. When you say goat cheese, what kind do you mean? I am not used to using goat cheese and am not sure what kind to buy. Thanks – Mae

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