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Baked Zucchini Tots

These Zucchini Tots are baked in a mini muffin pan to make these cute little shapes.  These zucchini appetizers are a simple recipe of cheese, grated zucchini, grated onions and breadcrumbs.  

zucchini tots
 
 
Right about this time of the year, my garden is loaded with zucchini and yellow squash.  And I believe squash is best eaten fresh, not frozen nor canned, so I have a regular line up of my favorite ways to prepare this veggie.  These Zucchini tots are a mixture of grated onion,  minced cheese, grated zucchini and breadcrumbs.  And then they are baked. 
 
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Recipe for zucchini tots on a plate
 
And this is probable my all time favorite way to prepare zucchini, but I think I say that about every dish I prepare.  Especially our Summer Squash Recipe with Green Chile.      But these little zucchini poppers rock my world, love them as an appetizer with drinks on the front porch.  And remember the trick to maintaining the shape is to use a mini muffin tin.    It’s easy and it makes each little zucchini tot the perfect size.
 

How to Make Zucchini Tots:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup grated zucchini
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped or minced
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper

 

Equipment Needed:

 

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spray a mini-muffin pan with a baking spray such as Pam and set aside.
  • Grate the zucchini onto a dish towel, close up the towel and wring out the excess water. (This will prevent your tots from being soggy)
  • In a small bowl combine zucchini, egg, onion, cheese, bread crumbs and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Use a spoon or a cookie scoop, fill the mini muffin cups to the top and lightly press down.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the top is browned and set
  • Run a knife around the outer rim of each zucchini tot and gently remove them from the pan
     

 
Serve these Zucchini Appetizers with Ranch dressing, blue cheese dressing or ketchup.  
 
 

Click HERE to save these Zucchini Tots to Pinterest

 
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5 from 1 vote

Zucchini Tots

Shredded Zucchini baked into tots
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Zucchini tots
Servings: 4
Calories: 80kcal
Author: Evelyn

Ingredients

  • 1 cup zucchini grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup onion finely chopped or minced
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spray a mini-muffin pan with a baking spray such as Pam and set aside.
  • Grate the zucchini onto a dish towel, close up the towel and wring out the excess water. (This will prevent your tots from being soggy)
  • In a small bowl combine zucchini, egg, onion, cheese, bread crumbs and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Use a spoon or a cookie scoop, fill the mini muffin cups to the top and lightly press down.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the top is browned and set.
  • Run a knife around the outer rim of the zucchini tot and gently remove them from the pan

Nutrition

Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 192IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg

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Jamie Sherman

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015

Mmmm! I bet my family would love these!! :)

Debbie

Tuesday 21st of July 2015

These were awesome, I love these little zucchini tots! ...thanks! Pinning...:)

Linda Nortje

Monday 20th of July 2015

Looks delicious, Evelyn ! Would make perfect snacks for my nieces in Aus ! {the 15 year old is vegetarian}