Cheesy Zucchini Fritters

Cheesy Zucchini Fritters are filled with three cheeses and zucchini.  These are savory and easy to make and the perfect way to use up that garden zucchini!  

For more delicious recipes to sneak in that summer zucchini, be sure to try:  Zucchini Crust Pizza, Cinnamon Zucchini Walnut Cake, Buttery Garlic Herb Chicken with Zucchini, or Blueberry Zucchini Bread.

Cheesy Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini just happens to be my favorite vegetable.  I eat zucchini year round.  But I especially love when it is season for the summer and I am looking for ways to use all of the garden zucchini up.  Zucchini is an amazing vegetable.  It can be used to create savory recipes, but it can also be used to bake with and sneak it into something sweet.  I have loved making savory recipes with it lately.  Zucchini fritters have been on my list for a long time now and I can’t believe that I am just getting around to making them.  We LOVED everything about these little fritters especially the cheese!  They are filled with three cheeses which bring these zucchini fritters to the next level.

How do you make zucchini fritters?

  • Start by grating your zucchini.  Remove all liquid from the zucchini.  Add in the cheese, flour, egg, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Mix until combined.
  • Heat a large skillet to medium high heat and add the vegetable oil to the pan.  Drop the zucchini batter into the skillet.  (About 1/4 cup). Let it cook about 2-3 minutes until it turns golden brown and flip.
  • Top the fritters with sour cream and chives if desired.

How do you remove the liquid from zucchini?

  • Add the shredded zucchini to a colander.  Sprinkle the zucchini with salt and let it sit for 20 minutes.  Pat dry with a paper towel.
  • You can also wring them out by placing them into a paper towel and twisting until dry and excess water has been removed.

Can I freeze zucchini fritters?

They keep well in the fridge or the freezer.  If you are dressing them, place on a baking sheet then transfer frozen discs to a bag and seal.

 

Looking for even more ways to use up Zucchini?  Look no further!

Cheesy Zucchini Fritters

4 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 5
Cheesy Zucchini Fritters are filled with three cheeses and zucchini. These are savory and easy to make and the perfect way to use up that garden zucchini!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups zucchini grated and moisture removed
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • sour cream and chopped chives for garnish

Instructions

  1. Grate the zucchini and remove the moisture by placing in a colander and pressing a paper towel on top. In a small bowl beat the eggs. In a medium sized bowl add the zucchini, eggs, flour, cheese, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper and combine.
  2. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat and add the vegetable oil to the pan. Drop the zucchini batter into the skillet. (About 1/4 cup). Let it cook about 2-3 minutes until it turns golden brown and flip.
  3. Top the fritters with sour cream and chives if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Zucchini Fritters
Amount Per Serving
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 287mg12%
Potassium 191mg5%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 430IU9%
Vitamin C 8.9mg11%
Calcium 245mg25%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. I want to make your zucchini fritters & freeze some. Do I bake them before freezing or freeze & then bake? Thank you, Alyssa.

  2. Made these for dinner this evening,d substituted Tex Mex cheese , great flavour. Husband who does like zucchini, loved these. Thanks for this recipe.

  3. Just made these fritters OMG they were so so good. And easy to make. I followed the recipe except that I finished cooking them in my toaster oven at 450 for 5 minutes. I had made them so big and thick that they were a little undercooked on the inside and I didn’t want the outside to burn. Oh and I also cooked them in bacon grease instead of oil. I served them with sour cream that I mixed with jalapeño ketchup and oh my! Perfect. As my family wants more I will make a bunch, freeze them per Alyssa’s suggestion so I can pull a couple at a time for a quick lunch or dinner. I am sure they will taste great reheated in microwave at my husband’s job.

  4. These zucchini fritters look wonderful, but I’m doing a low carb diet. Do you know if I could replace the flour with almond flour, coconut flour, or crushed pork skins? What would you recommend? Thanks in advance for your help!

    1. You can replace the flour; however you will not have the same flavor or consistency as regular flour. They will still taste good just different with every substitution you make.

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