A Healthier Zucchini Fritter: Baked Zucchini Tots

Baked Zucchini Tots

A healthier version of the fried favourite, these are sure to please everyone at your next gathering!


  • 1 medium zucchini, grated (about 2 cups)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup shredded Gouda cheese
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup crushed crackers (I used Triscuit)
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Place the grated zucchini in a colander in the sink and sprinkle with some (about 1/2 tsp) salt; let it drain for about 10 minutes, then squeeze out as much liquid as you can..

  3. Place the zucchini in a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients; mix with your hands until well combined!

  4. Using a 2-teaspoon cookie scoop, spoon out tightly packed portions of zucchini mixture and place on prepared baking sheets; then with your hands, form into small cylinders (like potato tots...or you can roll them into balls)

  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden.  Serve warm with a fresh salsa or dip of your choice.