Easy Zucchini Fritters (Step by Step Recipe)

Easy zucchini fritters are perfect to serve for breakfast, healthy lunch or low calorie dinner. Simple zucchini recipe with 5 ingredients that you can make in less than 30 minutes!

Zucchini fritters are also great for breakfast, served with Greek yogurt, sour cream, tzaziki, soy sauce or tahini – you name it. Use your favorite dipping sauce! These are perfect for dinner, along with Greek salad, chicken or salmon.

Easy Zucchini Fritters, served on a white plate with Greek yogurt and scallions

This breakfast idea is so simple! You will need a large bowl, shredded zucchini, eggs, hard cheese, flour and scallions. Add salt and leave zucchini aside, then mix with and fry for 3 minutes on each side. That’s it, tasty dish is ready!

Enjoy this step by step recipe with pictures. I hope this will make it easier for you to follow!

Easy and healthy zucchini fritters are our family favorite zucchini recipe! This low carb cheesy zucchini snack is perfect for breakfast, served with Greek yogurt. Simple ingredients, ready in less than 30 minutes!

Why you need to make this easy zucchini recipe

This is our go to recipe this zucchini season. I also love to tweak this easy recipe and add grated carrot or potato. And every time I make them, they are so delicious!

You can also play along and use feta instead of hard cheese, or add parsley instead of scallions and find your perfected recipe!

This is an easy recipe that was one of my favorite childhood summer breakfast or lunch dishes. My aunt used to grow zucchini and we had a lot of them! So zucchini fritter is my favorite zucchini recipe, because it is so easy and so delicious.Zucchini fritters on a plate, view from top, served on  a table with green zucchini and scallions

Truly, this is quick and easy family loved recipe.

I actually made them a lot, just mixing zucchini with flour and egg. But over the time, I figure out that adding cheese and scallions takes adds amazing flavor and from now on this is how I make them most of the time.

So we’re pretty confident that you’ll love this easy zucchini recipe, too!

You should definitely check our Cauliflower fritters, too. Another summer comfort food, so to say.

Zucchini fritter sliced

How to make easy zucchini fritters

First you will need shredded zucchini, hard cheese (such as Parmesan), flour, eggs and scallions. See the step by step process shots below.

Shred zucchini with food processor or with hand grater (picture 1), generously sprinkle with salt and leave aside for 20 minutes (picture 4-5).

While you’re waiting for zucchini to release their juice, your can grate the cheese and chop some scallions (picture 2-3).

Zucchini recipe 1-3

Leaving zucchini helps to make healthy fritters crispier and less watery.

Using your hands or sieve, squeeze liquid from zucchini. Don’t miss this step, it is important, so the fritter will remain their shape and won’t fall apart.

By the way, you can use zucchini liquid for soups, cooking vegetables, adding to homemade sauces. You can freeze it in an ice cube mold.

Combine zucchini with eggs and cheese, mix with the flour and add chopped scallions (picture 6-7). Season with freshly ground black pepper.

Easy zucchini fritters recipe 4-7

Heat a little bit olive oil in a pan. These don’t need to be heavy fried! Form fritters with about 2-3 tbsp of zucchini mixture, pressing them lightly into the into rounds. Place them with about 1-2 inches spacing. On a medium heat, cooking time is just 3 minutes for each side – until golden brown (picture 8-9).

Repeat until you have about 9 fritters. You can place them on a paper towel to absorb excess oil. Delicious zucchini appetizers are ready! And of course you can double the recipe, to make more and more.

Frying zucchini fritters on a pan

To my mind, these easy zucchini fritters are best served hot with Greek yogurt, sprinkled with scallions. You can also use sour cream or our tahini recipe for serving.

There is a possibility that these zucchini fritters will be eaten right from the pan, without any topping. Yes, they are so good on their own, but better have some dipping sauce on your hand. By the way, you can try these with our pumpkin dip.

How to store and freeze zucchini fritters

This recipe makes perfect fritters! They are not soggy and won’t fall apart. Moreover, you can freeze them. Place cooled zucchini fritters in a freezing bag and store up to 2 months. Thaw before reheating. Freshly cooked, they  can last up to 4 days in the fridge, if you can keep them for so long.

So if you’re looking for a recipe with zucchini, consider these fritters a must-try! They are soft, cheesy and delicious! And low carb at the same time!Zucchini fritters on a plate

If you’d love to have more zucchini dishes this season, check our grilled zucchini roll-ups. Chicken zucchini lasagna is our favorite dinner recipe this month! I’m using zucchini every day as one of my vegetables for dinner, when it is in season.

I hope you will enjoy this healthy zucchini recipe for dinner. Or brunch, breakfast – you name it. I can eat these easy zucchini fritters all day long!

Share this easy zucchini fritters recipe with your friends! Because they also need a delicious breakfast or lunch idea. Maybe they are searching recipes for zucchini right now!

Easy zucchini fritters with scallions and Greek yogurt

Zucchini Fritters

Recipe AuthorCooking Journey
4.58 from 7 votes
Zucchini fritters are perfect to serve for healthy lunch, low calorie dinner
along with Greek Salad, chicken or salmon. This is a great breakfast idea, too!

Prep Time 22 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine European cuisine
Servings 9
Calories 113 kcal
  • a flat pan
  • food processor or grater
  • a knife and cutting board
  • spoons for measuring and mixing
  • sieve or cheese cloth

  • 600 g zucchini
  • 60 g hard cheese
  • 100 g flour
  • 2 eggs L size
  • 80 g scallions
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper ground
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
For serving:
  • Greek yogurt (optional)
  • extra chopped scallions (optional)

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  • Shred the zucchini, mix it with salt and leave for 20 minutes to let it release the juice.
    600 g zucchini, 2 tsp salt
  • In a separate bowl grate the cheese and chop the scallions.
    60 g hard cheese, extra chopped scallions
    In a separate bowl grate the cheese and chop the scallions.
  • Squeeze the excess liquid from shredded zucchini with your hands (use a sieve or a cheese cloth). Discard the liquid
    Squeeze the excess liquid from shredded zucchini with your hands (use a sieve or a cheese cloth). Discard the liquid
  • Mix zucchini with cheese, egg and chopped scallions. Mix in the flour. Add pepper to taste.
    60 g hard cheese, 100 g flour, 2 eggs, 80 g scallions, 2 tsp black pepper
    Mix zucchini with cheese, egg and chopped scallions. Mix in the flour. Add pepper to taste.
  • Heat olive oil in a pan on a medium heat. Form the fritters from the zucchini mix. One fritter equals about 2-3 tbsp of the mix.
    1 tbsp olive oil
    Heatoliveoilinapanonamediumheat.Formthefrittersfromthezucchinimix.Onefritterequalsabout tbspofthemix.
  • Fry them 2-3 minutes on each side until brown and crispy.*
    Frythem minutesoneachsideuntilbrownandcrispy.*
  • Serve with Greek yogurt** and scallions.
    80 g scallions, Greek yogurt
    Serve with Greek yogurt** and scallions.
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*After frying you can leave fritters on a paper towel to get the excess oil off.
** Use sour cream, cream cheese, tahini or other dipping sauce instead of Greek yogurt.
Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Fritters
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Polyunsaturated Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword quick, simple, summer


  1. Loved these! Making again today. Not a fan of eating zucchini, but I love growing them, now I can eat them! So far the best zucchini recipe!

    1. Cooking Journey

      Hi Anna,
      Thank you so much for your feedback, glad you like this recipe!
      With the start of zucchini season, this is definitely one of our favorite recipes to make with them.
      Quick, easy and delicious. 🙂

    1. Cooking Journey

      Hi Megan! I use very well fit to calculate calories, and yes, these are calories per 1 fritter. The fritter size is the same you see on these pictures

    1. Cooking Journey

      You’re welcome, Matt! Follow my freezing instructions and you will always have an easy breakfast or lunch to reheat!

  2. These zucchini fritters were the best I’ve ever made, and they were so easy to make, which is huge for me. I’ll save this recipe for a repeat, thank you!

    1. Cooking Journey

      So happy to hear that you loved this recipe, Kristine! You can follow us on Pinterest or Facebook to get the latest easy and delicious recipes in your feed!

    1. Cooking Journey

      Healthy veggie treat for your family, right? So happy that these easy fritters turned out delicious for your family, too!

  3. 5 stars
    I would give this 5 stars, but it won’t let me. Your recipe looks delicious, I love zucchini fritters! I like the fact that they can be frozen, I am all about batch cooking!

    1. Cooking Journey

      Thank you for the 5 stars, Denise! If you try this recipe, I’m sure you will love all the flavors packed in this simple zucchini recipe!

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