Zucchini Tots


Zucchini Tots


  • 2 cups grated zucchini (about 2 zucchinis)
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (you can substitute a mixture of dried oregano & dried basil)
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Ketchup for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the grated zucchini into a kitchen towel and squeeze all excess liquid out. Discard the liquid. It should come out to 1 cup packed after the liquid is squeezed out.
  3. Transfer the dried zucchini into a medium bowl. Add the egg, cheese, panko breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning and onion powder. Season with salt and pepper, and then combine until mixture sticks together.
  4. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the mixture and form into small ovals, like the shape of tater tots. Makes about 16.
  5. Place the tater tots on the greased baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, turning halfway through, until they’re golden.
  6. Serve warm with ketchup or other dipping sauce.