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Sharp Cheddar Zucchini Bites

These Sharp Cheddar Zucchini Bites are a wonderful summer party appetizer!
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Author: Michelle Ferrand
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: easy recipe, party food, summer
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Makes: 60 bites


  • Sharp Cheddar Zucchini Bites
  • 1 ½ pounds zucchini about 3 large, grated
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 6 ounces Cabot Vermont Sharp Cheddar Cheese grated
  • 1 ¾ cup panko
  • ½ cup finely chopped parsley
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 large shallot finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • Lemon Parsley Dipping Sauce
  • ½ 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!
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