Easy Baked Cheesy Zucchini Bites

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Today, I want to share my recipe for easy baked cheesy zucchini bites. If you’re like me, your garden is overflowing with zucchini.

Isn’t it wonderful? Remember, you can freeze grated/shredded zucchini to use throughout the year. I measure out 2 cups per bag and store them in freezer bags.

When my girls were growing up, this recipe was a staple in our home. We had a huge garden and froze bags and bags of grated zucchini.

Of course, we made Zucchini Muffins, zucchini bread, and zucchini cookies as well. But sometimes, I would make these bites to put in their lunch boxes, back when kids took their lunch to school.

You can make these smaller bites and serve them with ranch dressing as an appetizer. It’s great that it makes a small batch, not too many but just enough to freeze some if we want to save them for later.

Or, what neighbor wouldn’t love a homemade healthy snack like this, right? The original recipe was a neighbor’s who our girls babysat for.

I had never heard of zucchini bites until we met her. I have modified the recipe over the years, but it still brings back great memories of that neighborhood. In case you missed this post, Quick & Easy Salad Dressing Recipes From Scratch

Easy Baked Cheesy Zucchini Bites

Easy Baked Cheesy Zucchini Bites

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Ingredients

  • Zucchini
  • Egg
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Bread Crumbs
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Dried Sweet Basil
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder

Easy Baked Cheesy Zucchini Bites

Step One

Gather your ingredients, make sure you drain the shredded zucchini until it’s almost dry. You can use a towel to wring out the liquid, if needed.

Ingredients

Step Two

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Place some parchment paper on a cookie sheet, spray with vegetable spray, and set aside. Combine the zucchini, slightly beaten egg, cheese, bread crumbs, and seasonings, as stated in the recipe below.

Easy Baked Cheesy Zucchini Bites

Step Three

Mix thoroughly. I love using my Danish whisk for this recipe!

Easy Baked Cheesy Zucchini Bites

Step Four

I use a cookie scoop for the zucchini bites, but you can use a tablespoon, if desired. I use my hands to mound them and flatten them a bit. The thicker you make the mounds the longer they will take to bake.

Bake for 20-30 minutes, depending on how large you make your zucchini bites. Bake until the edges are golden brown.

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End Product

Easy Baked Cheesy Zucchini Bites

Cheesy Zucchini Bites Recipe

5 from 5 votes
Easy Baked Cheesy Zucchini Bites
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Cheesy Zucchini Bites Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded zucchini with skins, drained with strainer or towel (it must be dry)
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese (I used a Cheddar/Monterey Jack combo) Please note: I've used Mozzarella cheese in the recipe as well. Just about any cheese should work.
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs (I used plain)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sweet basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Place some parchment paper on a cookie sheet and spray with vegetable spray and set aside. Combine the zucchini, slightly beaten egg, cheese, bread crumbs, and seasonings, as stated above. Mix thoroughly. I use a cookie scoop for the zucchini bites, but you can use a tablespoon, if desired. I use my hands to mound them and flatten them a bit. Bake for 20-30 minutes depending on how large you make your zucchini bites. Bake until the edges are golden brown.

How do I store these?

After cooking them, I store them in a quart size freezer bag in the refrigerator. They will be good for 3 – 4 days.

Can I serve them hot or cold?

You can serve them hot from the oven or eat them cold after storing them in the refrigerator.

Can I freeze these?

Absolutely, place them in freezer bags and thaw in your refrigerator when you want a healthy snack.

Can I make these Gluten-Free?

Yes, I have family members who have gluten issues and they use the Gluten-Free Bread Crumbs.

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Are these the same as zucchini fritters?

They are similar, but they are different at the same time. I grew up eating fried zucchini patties. You may have eaten them as well. My mom would grate some zucchini, add eggs, and some bread crumbs.

She would fry the patties in a large cast-iron pan filled with a little oil. We would eat these for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. We always had a large garden and several fruit trees.

Final Word

I hope you try making these zucchini bites, it’s one more recipe we can teach our family to cook from scratch. How is your garden doing?

You may be able to get fresh zucchini at a Farmer’s Market if you don’t have room to grow them in your own garden. May God Bless this world, Linda

14 thoughts on “Easy Baked Cheesy Zucchini Bites

  • May 24, 2021 at 6:52 am
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    5 stars
    Hi Linda!❤️ These look sooo good! I can’t wait to try them! We have a ton of zucchini in our garden. We have made your zucchini muffins recipe as well. Your ranch dressing with these zucchini bites would be delicious! I know what I’ll be making for dinner tonight! Thank you for sharing!❤️❤️

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    • May 24, 2021 at 7:42 am
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      Hi Camille, I love hearing you have a ton of zucchini growing! Yay! The kids love these zucchini bites!

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  • May 24, 2021 at 7:14 am
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    5 stars
    Linda, you always have the best recipes. I wish I’d planted some zucchini this year.

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    • May 24, 2021 at 7:43 am
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      Hi Deborah, we all plant different vegetables! LOL! Thank you for the 5 stars! I love dragging out my old recipes! Linda

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  • May 24, 2021 at 7:40 am
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    5 stars
    I can’t wait to make these! They look so delicious. I’m going to make them this week with the kids.

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  • May 24, 2021 at 8:09 am
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    I want to make these for a get together, but need to make them a day ahead. Will they still be good? What would be a good way to reheat them? Thanks!

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    • May 24, 2021 at 8:14 am
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      Hi Deb, I eat them cold from the refrigerator. But you could reheat them in the oven or a cast-iron skillet with a tiny bit of oil. Set the oven at 350 degrees and heat them on a greased cookie sheet until they start to sizzle. Linda

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  • May 24, 2021 at 10:50 am
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    5 stars
    These look fabulous! I make something very similar and love them!!!

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    • May 24, 2021 at 2:43 pm
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      Hi Tiffany, it’s so fun to grow zucchini and teach our kids to cook from scratch! Thank you for the 5 stars! Linda

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  • May 24, 2021 at 11:11 am
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    5 stars
    Oh these look delicious & simple to make. Yum! Everyone will love these! Question – in the, “Can I make these Gluten Free?” section it mentions flour. Are we supposed to add flour to this recipe? Can’t wait to make them, thanks!

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    • May 24, 2021 at 2:31 pm
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      Hi Amy, oh my gosh, thank you for catching that! I was writing a recipe for my chocolate cake. Thank you for the 5 stars. It should read, use Gluten-Free bread crumbs! You will love these! Linda

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