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Zucchini Tots


  • 1 heaping cup grated zucchini
  • ¼ cup finely chopped shallot or yellow onion
  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup whole wheat panko or other unseasoned dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Olive oil
  • Marinara sauce for serving


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Place the grated zucchini in cheesecloth or a kitchen towel and wring all of the excess water out (it will be a lot!).
  • Place the zucchini in a bowl along with all of the other ingredients except the olive oil. Mix until combined. If the mixture seems too wet, add a little more breadcrumbs.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Take a tablespoon of the mixture and form it into an oval shape. Repeat with the remaining mixture. Arrange the tots on a single layer on the baking sheet and spray or brush the tops lightly with olive oil.
  • Bake until puffed up and cooked through, about 20 minutes. Flip halfway through cooking. Serve with marinara sauce or other dipping sauce.
  • One tot: Calories 20; Fat 0.8g (Sat 0.4g); Protein 1.4g; Carb 2g; Fiber 0.3g; Sodium 60mg


I used a chunky vegetable red sauce for dipping!