Getting your family to eat their veggies can often be difficult. Well these kid-friendly zucchini tots are the perfect solution! Make them in mini muffin tins for the perfect little side for breakfast or dinner!
I found this recipe on the Two Bite Club which I slightly adapted and they turned out great. My husband who is not a huge fan of zucchini loved them and they disappeared quick. Just be sure to generously spray the muffin tins to prevent them from sticking.
I know what you're thinking, another zucchini recipe? Well yes!! I love zucchini and summer is the time where many of us have an over-abundance of zucchinis in our gardens. I have tons of ideas for you and in fact I've create an entire Pinterest board called Yummy Zucchini in it's honor.
A few of my favorites are Zucchini Enchiladas (perfect for meatless Mondays), Chicken Rollatini Stuffed with Zucchini and Mozzarella, Zucchini Pizza Bites and last week's Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats.
For breakfast try this Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread, even the pickiest of kids will enjoy them!
adapted from The Two Bite Club
Servings: 3 Serving Size: 4 tots • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 3 pts
Calories: 108 • Fat: 4.3 g • Protein: 6.8 g • Carb: 11.5 g • Fiber: 1.8 g • Sugar: 2 g
Sodium: 262 mg (without salt)
- 1 cup zucchini, grated
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 medium onion, diced
- 1/4 cup reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- 1/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
- salt and pepper to taste
- cooking spray
Preheat oven to 400°. Spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
Grate the zucchini into a clean dish towel. Wring all of the excess water out of the zucchini. In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Fill each muffin section to the top, pushing down on the filling with your spoon so it's nice and compacted so they don't fall apart when you take them out of the tin.
Bake for 16-18 minutes, or until the tops are golden.
Use a plastic knife or rubber spatula around the edges of each tot to remove them from the muffin tin. Enjoy!!
And for even more zucchini ideas, check out this list of 35 zucchini recipes from around the web from Two Peas and Their Pod.