Cheesy Zucchini Tots

Cheesy Zucchini Tots - these tots are loaded with shredded zucchini, bread crumbs, and cheese!! It makes for the perfect appetizer served with marinara sauce, or use it as a side dish!

Who else loves zucchini? It’s one of my favorite vegetables! I like that it’s so mellow that it goes with pretty much anything, and it’s so easy to change it up with different flavor combinations. It’s great for baking, and I like to shred it and add it to ground meat for a little extra nutrition. It’s kind of amazing how many recipes you can use it in! These cheesy zucchini tots are a fun twist on tater tots, and are loaded with my favorite vegetable, along with some cheese and garlic to make things extra yummy. They’re super easy and quick to make, with just a few simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand in your pantry!

You’ll start by grating your zucchini into a clean kitchen towel, then squeezing out all of the extra liquid. I’m always shocked by how much water I get out of my zucchini! You’ll want the zucchini to be as dry as possible, so the tots don’t get soggy.

Cheesy Zucchini Tots - these tots are loaded with shredded zucchini, bread crumbs, and cheese!! It makes for the perfect appetizer served with marinara sauce, or use it as a side dish!

Once your zucchini is drained, mix it with some eggs, bread crumbs, seasonings, and grated cheese. I used a white cheddar cheese, but I think it would also be delicious with mozzarella. You really can’t go wrong here!

Cheesy Zucchini Tots - these tots are loaded with shredded zucchini, bread crumbs, and cheese!! It makes for the perfect appetizer served with marinara sauce, or use it as a side dish!

Mix all of that together until it’s all blended.

Cheesy Zucchini Tots - these tots are loaded with shredded zucchini, bread crumbs, and cheese!! It makes for the perfect appetizer served with marinara sauce, or use it as a side dish!

Next, scoop the zucchini mixture by rounded spoonfuls onto a baking sheet. I used a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop to make things easier, but a teaspoon will work as well.

Cheesy Zucchini Tots - these tots are loaded with shredded zucchini, bread crumbs, and cheese!! It makes for the perfect appetizer served with marinara sauce, or use it as a side dish!

Check Out My Other Recipes

Finally, bake them in the oven until they’re golden brown and cooked through.

Cheesy Zucchini Tots - these tots are loaded with shredded zucchini, bread crumbs, and cheese!! It makes for the perfect appetizer served with marinara sauce, or use it as a side dish!

I like to serve them hot with my favorite marinara sauce for dipping. They’re a delicious appetizer or a great side dish for grilled chicken or fish. My kids (who don’t share my love of zucchini) absolutely love these and will eat them any time! They’re one of our favorite side dishes, and I make them frequently during the summer while the zucchini is abundant. You definitely have to try these cheesy zucchini tots!

Cheesy Zucchini Tots - these tots are loaded with shredded zucchini, bread crumbs, and cheese!! It makes for the perfect appetizer served with marinara sauce, or use it as a side dish!Our favorite Zucchini Tots

Zucchini Tots:

5.0 from 2 reviews
Cheesy Zucchini Tots
 
These tots are loaded with shredded zucchini, bread crumbs, and cheese!! It makes for the perfect appetizer served with marinara sauce, or use it as a side dish!
Serves: 2 dozen tots
Ingredients
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup regular bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • marinara
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment or spray with cooking spray.
  2. Grate the zucchini into a clean dish towel. Wrap the towel up and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the zucchini, eggs, panko, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cheese.
  4. Scoop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm with marinara sauce for dipping.

Thanks for sharing this recipe, Alicia! I’m already drooling over these tots… For more amazing recipes, visit her over at The Baker Upstairs.

Here’s another delicious (and of course, cheesy) appetizer for you to try:

Cheesy Artichoke Bread

Cheesy Artichoke Bread Recipe - a must try recipe with ciabatta bread, artichokes and three kinds of cheeses!! { lilluna.com }

For more yummy zucchini recipes, check out these:

ENJOY!

Cheesy Zucchini Tots - these tots are loaded with shredded zucchini, bread crumbs, and cheese making them the perfect appetizer.

Need more recipes and creative ideas? Sign up and get a FREE copy of my latest ebook!

Powered by ConvertKit
Alicia
Hi! I’m Alicia and I blog at The Baker Upstairs. I am in love with all things food! I love to bake bread, cupcakes, cookies… you name it! When I’m not baking, I am running after my two adorable little girls, working as an RN, knitting, reading, and trying to squeeze in time with my husband every day. I’m also into photography and graphic design, and I love learning new things. I’d love for you to stop by The Baker Upstairs and say hi!
Alicia
Alicia

Latest posts by Alicia (see all)

Alicia
Follow me on Instagram!
contact instagram subscribe g+ twitter pinterest facebook

Leave a Comment

*

Rate this recipe:  
CommentLuv badge

Discussion

  1. 1

    Zucchini tots are so yummy! Thanks for sharing. I need to try this version!
    Katherine recently posted..Dad’s Swedish PancakesMy Profile

  2. 2

    thank you for this recipe! What a nice way to eat zucchini, either for kids or adults, love the panko too!
    Sabrina recently posted..Best New Countertop OvensMy Profile

  3. 3

    These are baking in the oven now and smell amazing! Great way to use up my zucchini from the garden. We were getting tired of zucchini bread/muffins around here. 🙂

  4. 5

    I look forward to trying these soon. Have you tried chilling and reheating them? Thinking about take-to-school lunches.

  5. 7

    Hi! Love this recipe, we included it in our recent blog post here! 🙂

    http://www.catchingfirefliesgifts.com/blog/2017/08/zucchini-seven-different-ways/

  6. 8

    I’m wondering if these could be frozen and reheated? Would be nice to extend the zucchini season some.

  7. 10

    About how many cups of zucchini did you use? My zucchini is huge!!

    • 11

      You could use half or double the recipe & use the whole one. I can’t remember how many cups it was, but the amount doesn’t have to be exact. If you have more or less, it’s ok. I’m sorry, hope that helps! Let me know what you think 🙂