Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bites

The yummiest breakfast, appetizer, snack you can make with your zucchini and only 5 other ingredients.

Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bites (full recipe is on: HungryHappens.Net)

♬ original sound – Stella Drivas

For those times you have a ton of zucchini and need a delicious treat – this is your recipe. Love this one because you only need 6 main ingredients and it all comes together very quickly and simply.

cheesy zucchini bites

I typically make these for a snack or side dish, but I would definitely have these all day long or serve them as an appetizer during the holidays or football season.

easy cheesy zucchini bites

We enjoy these guys alone just as they are and can’t stop eating them. But they would also be great with a nice high protein yogurt dip like my Lazy Tzatziki. These are the ideal pairing.

cheesy zucchini bites

You can use breadcrumbs or almond flour in this recipe to make it gluten free. Also feel free to sub in any shredded cheese you have on hand in place of the mozzarella.

cheesy zucchini bites

If you like this recipe you will love the following zucchini appetizers:

easy cheesy zucchini bites

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cheesy zucchini bites

Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bites

4.25 from 8 votes
Servings: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1⅕ lbs zucchini, shredded (4 small zucchini)
  • 1/2 small sweet onion, small dice
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs (or almond flour)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbs chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp each paprika, garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella


  • Preheat your oven to 425℉. Grease your 12 muffin slot tray with olive oil or butter. I used a silicone tray and omitted this step.
  • Squeeze out all the liquids from your zucchini shreds as best you can. Squeeze well.
  • In a large bowl, mix the zucchini shreds, onion, grated parmesan, breadcrumbs, egg, parsley, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste. Form packed meatballs and press your thumb into the center. Grab a tablespoon amount of the shredded cheese and press it into the center. Grab a little more of the mixture to cover the cheese and form a ball. Press the ball into a muffin slot and again press down to pack it tight into the slot. Repeat. Bake for 17-20m minutes or until the tops are golden brown.


These would pair amazingly with my Lazy Tzatziki Dip.
Any shredded cheese works here.


Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg
Author: Stella

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