Close up of a light pink plate with a few baked zucchini fritters and dipping sauce.

Sharp Cheddar Zucchini Bites

  • Author: Michelle Ferrand
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 60 bites
  • Category: Appetizer


These Sharp Cheddar Zucchini Bites are a wonderful summer party appetizer!


Sharp Cheddar Zucchini Bites

1 1/2 pounds zucchini (about 3 large), grated

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

6 ounces Cabot Vermont Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated

1 3/4 cup panko

1/2 cup finely chopped parsley

2 eggs

1 large shallot, finely chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

1/2 teaspoon pepper


Lemon Parsley Dipping Sauce

1/2 cup sour cream

3 tablespoons finely chopped parsley

Juice of half a lemon

1 tablespoon water

1 teaspoon dijon mustard

Salt and pepper to taste



Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment and lightly spray with non-stick spray.

Evenly salt the grated zucchini in a large bowl and allow to stand for 10 minutes. Using a colander or cheesecloth, squeeze out as much liquid as possible from the zucchini.

Combine the zucchini and the remaining zucchini bite ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.

Scoop a tablespoon sized scoop of the zucchini mixture and place on the baking sheet. Keep going until you’ve used it all up!

Gently press down on the tops of the zucchini bites to slightly flatten them.

Bake for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through until browned on both sides.

While your sharp cheddar zucchini bites are baking, you’ll want to make the dipping sauce. Just mix all the sauce ingredients together in a medium bowl and chill until ready to serve.

Once your bites are done, serve them on a cute tray with the dipping sauce and enjoy!

Keywords: easy recipe, party food, summer

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