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5 from 14 votes

Cheesy Zucchini Tots

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lorie Yarro


  • 1 c zucchini, shredded and packed
  • c shredded cheddar jack cheese
  • c bread crumbs or panko, gluten free if needed
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • pinch of crushed red pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Shred zucchini and use a cheese cloth, milk bag or thin towel to strain some of the excess liquid.
  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well to combine. Form into small tater tot like shapes and line on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes or until lightly browned--you can flip halfway if desired but not necessary.
  • Allow to cool for several minutes and serve as a side with your favorite dinner or as a snack! Makes about 18 tots.