Zucchini Tots

Description: A different way to get in your veggies! These are also a great potato substitute. Perfect as a side dish or a snack.
Course: Side Dish
Serving Size: 2-4
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 45 Minutes
Author: Kirbie’s Cravings

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Rating: 5 out of 5.


  • 1 1/2 cups zucchini, shredded and lightly patted dry (about 1 1/2 medium zucchini)
  • 1 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1/2 tablespoon dry Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Large Egg


  1. Shred zucchini and pat dry with paper towels. You want to keep drying the zucchini until the stage where when you pat the shredded zucchini with a paper towel, the towel is moist but no longer soaking with water (about 4 sheets of paper towels).
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  3. Place zucchini in a large mixing bowl. Add egg, cheese, and breadcrumbs and stir until everything is combined.
  4. Take 1 tablespoon of zucchini batter and squeeze between the palms of your hand, compressing it and shape until it resembles a cylinder tater tot shape. Place tot onto a lined baking sheet.
  5. Repeat with the remaining zucchini batter
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until bottoms are golden brown. Flip over and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
  7. Serve warm with your dipping sauces of your choice.
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