Zucchini Fritters

These fritters are packed with fresh zucchini, Parmesan cheese, and a some Mozzarella cheese for an extra cheesy bite.  

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword zucchini, zucchini fritters
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 (makes about 8 fritters or more smaller ones)
Calories 250 kcal


  • 3 tbsp canola oil for cooking
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini - squeezed (2 large zucchini, around 1.5 lbs)
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper
US Customary - Metric


  1. Grate zucchini on a box grater, on the side with larger holes, and transfer grated zucchini into a mesh bag or cheese cloth. Squeeze out as much liquid as you can.

  2. Transfer squeezed zucchini into a mixing bowl and add remaining ingredients. Mix well until all ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.

  3. Preheat a large cooking pan over medium heat and lower the temperature a little bit. Add oil and use an ice cream scoop (or a smaller scoop) to scoop out even amounts of zucchini mixture. Gently shape the fritters with your hands and place into the cooking pan.

  4. Cook for 4-6 minutes on each side, depending on the size of the fritters. Try to only flip once so there is less chance of them breaking apart.

  5. Note: if cooking more than one batch of fritters at a time, you many need to add a little more oil to the pan between batches.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Fritters
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 93mg31%
Sodium 324mg14%
Potassium 222mg6%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 355IU7%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 186mg19%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.