Zucchini Tots

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Zucchini Tots are a great way to get your family to eat their veggies! These kid-friendly zucchini tots, made with shredded zucchini and cheese make a great side dish or snack.

Zucchini Tots are a great way to get your family to eat their veggies! These kid-friendly zucchini tots, made with shredded zucchini and cheese make a great side dish or snack.
Zucchini Tots

I have tons of zucchini recipes here on Skinnytaste, so many I created an entire Pinterest board called Yummy Zucchini devoted to it. A few of my favorites are Zucchini Enchiladas (perfect for meatless Mondays), Chicken Rollatini Stuffed with Zucchini and Mozzarella, Zucchini Pizza Bites and one of my summer favorite’s – Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats. For breakfast you can try this Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread, even the pickiest of kids will enjoy them!

I shared this recipe a few years ago, and we all loved them, but the only issue was I made them in a mini muffin tin, and they stuck to the pan.

Then last year I made these cauliflower tots and baked them on a baking sheet and they were perfect. So last night I decided to try it out with this recipe, and the results were zucchini tot perfection – no more sticking to the pan!

Zucchini Tots are a great way to get your family to eat their veggies! These kid-friendly zucchini tots, made with shredded zucchini and cheese make a great side dish or snack.

I also like how they got a little crisp on the edges – so good! My husband LOVED these, and he’s pretty particular when it comes to eating zucchini. One advice is to be sure to squeeze as much water out of the shredded zucchini, I just used paper towels. Some moisture will still remain, but they will turn out just fine.

How To Make Zucchini Tots

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Zucchini Tots are a great way to get your family to eat their veggies! These kid-friendly zucchini tots, made with shredded zucchini and cheese make a great side dish or snack.
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Zucchini Tots

108 Cals 7 Protein 11.5 Carbs 4.3 Fats
Prep Time: 14 mins
Cook Time: 16 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 3 servings
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: American
Zucchini Tots are a great way to get your family to eat their veggies! These kid-friendly zucchini tots, made with shredded zucchini and cheese make a great side dish or snack.

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 1 packed cup grated zucchini
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 medium onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup grated reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup seasoned breadcrumbs, or gluten-free crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.  Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Grate the zucchini into a clean dish towel until you have 1 packed cup.  Wring all of the excess water out of the zucchini, there will be a lot of water. In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Spoon 1 tablespoon of mixture in your hands and roll into small ovals. Place on the cookie sheet and bake for 16 to 18 minutes, turning halfway though cooking until golden. Makes 16.

Notes

Adapted from The Two Bite Club

Nutrition

Serving: 5tots, Calories: 108kcal, Carbohydrates: 11.5g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 4.3g, Sodium: 262mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g
WW Points Plus: 3
Keywords: baked zucchini tots, zucchini tater tots, Zucchini Tots, zucchini tots recipe

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  1. Yum, delicious! I had one cup leftover shreaded zucchini from the breads I made and this was awesome. I followed it exactly, and think my zucchini was still a bit moist and cooked the tots for nearly 25 minutes. I think I might add a bit more breadcrumbs next time. Also used pepperjack cheese, Perfecto!

  2. Not sure about these.  Simple prep, flavor good (I added more cheese) but they didn’t crisp up at all.  I baked some of them longer and that didn’t work either.      They seemed awful wet when shaping them despite my best effort to squeeze the zucchini.  Maybe add more bread crumbs?  I’d try again with suggestions to crisp.

  3. Amazing! No one believed for a second that they were tater tots hahaha but the kids ate em up! Thank you for a great recipe!

  4. Always a staple in our home during the summer season. From our garden to table…soo addictive! Easy to make and full of flavour.

  5. Love these!
    Can these be served at room temperature? 

  6. Could these be made in air fryer?

  7. Hi! When I try to add these to WW, it leads me to a chicken ropa vieja recipe?

    Is it just me or might there be a linking issue? I make these all the time so would love to link to WW.

    thanks!

  8. Happy New Year!  2022
    I have made several times.  I did freeze them raw.  Placed tots on a tray and pop in your freezer.   When frozen place in a zip-lock bag.  Do this quickly because they thaw fast. Then cook according to directions or pan fry as one reviewer commented.  Delicious.  I had frozen them to take with us when we go camping in our RV.

  9. Do you think these could be made ahead, frozen and then baked from frozen? My kids LOVE them and they would be nice to prep ahead for quick veggie snacks!

  10. Made these this morning with some zucchini my neighbor gave me, with some changes seasoning wise. Cooked them in my silicone mini muffin tin for about 20mins. Edges were crispy and they are delicious!

  11. These were super delicious and so simple to make! Friends are already asking for the recipe. I dipped them in sour cream, but they really good plain as well! 

  12. I made these with Parmesan and dipped them in marinara. So good!

  13. I absolutely love this recipe! I make this all the time and everyone raves about it!! I add just a bit of smoked paprika and it takes it to another level!!

    • I’m Canadian and a WW member.. the link provided in all the Skinnytaste recipes isn’t usable to Canadian users.. we love the recipes too, is there any way this can be fixed?

  14. I made this recipe this morning and it was hot outside so I didn’t want to turn on the oven. I sprayed my skillet and put them in there and let them cook for a while on low and then flipped them over and cooked for a few more minutes. They turned out great and I didn’t have to turn the oven on. I will use this recipe again. Thanks.

  15. Theses were easy and delicious! I will definitely make them again. Did not have reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese so used regular sharp cheddar cheese. Will make a double batch next time! 

  16. Wife and I love these, however I have been making them twice the size recipe calls for.

  17. Made these last night, but used regular cheddar cheese & they were super tasty! They were a side for burgers on bibb lettuce & Israeli tomato/cucumber salad. I will make them again for sure!! Yummo!