Zucchini Garlic Bites


Zucchini Garlic Bites

This tasty zucchini garlic bites recipe combines shredded zucchini with garlic, Parmesan cheese, fresh herbs, and is served with a marinara dipping sauce for an Italian inspired twist.


  • 1Β cupΒ shredded zucchiniΒ drained well
  • 1Β cloveΒ garlicΒ grated fine
  • 1/3Β cupΒ breadcrumbs
  • 1/4Β cupΒ grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1Β largeΒ egg
  • 2Β tablespoonsΒ chopped fresh chivesΒ (or 1 tablespoon dried chives)
  • 1Β tablespoonΒ chopped fresh parsleyΒ (or 1/2 tablespoon dried)
  • 1Β teaspoonΒ chopped fresh basilΒ (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
  • 1Β teaspoonΒ chopped fresh oreganoΒ (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • tomato sauceΒ for dipping


    • Preheat oven to 400˚F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with olive oil or non-stick spray. Set aside.
    • Use a box grater to grate the zucchini into a clean towel. Roll up the towel and twist to wring out the moisture.
    • Grate the garlic using the small holes on the box grater.
    • Add the shredded zucchini, garlic, egg, breadcrumbs, parmesan, chives, parsley, basil, oregano, salt and pepper to a medium bowl. Mix well to combine.
    • Shape a tablespoon of the mixture into your hands, pat into small balls, and place on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes in the preheated oven until golden. Serve warm with marinara sauce. Recipe makes about 16 bites.


How to Freeze

Follow the recipe and let zucchini bites cool. Place in a single layer on a large baking sheet and flash freeze for one hour. Once the zucchini balls are frozen, place them into a freezer bag. Store up 4 months in the freezer.

Reheat by preheating your oven to 400˚F. Place the frozen zucchini garlic bites on a baking sheet and bake until heated through and crispy on the outside, about 10 to 15 minutes.


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