Yummy Zucchini Fritters Recipe
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Yummy Zucchini Fritters Recipe

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You will not believe how fast these disappear. Even confirmed veggie-haters devour these tasty snacks as fast as I can make them! —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1/2 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons taco seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/4 cup fat-free ranch salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup salsa

Nutritional Facts

1/3 cup: 67 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 296mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine buttermilk and egg substitute. In another shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, cheese, taco seasoning and garlic salt. Dip zucchini in buttermilk mixture, then bread crumb mixture.
  2. Place on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown, turning once.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, ranch dressing and salsa. Serve with zucchini. Yield: 10 servings (3/4 cup sauce).
Originally published as Zucchini Fritters in Healthy Cooking April/May 2008, p14

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eemalott User ID: 7965100 209442
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2014

"Very good"

jessicadidion User ID: 5048007 99147
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2014

"Great flavor! Would, of course, be crispier if deep fried - but this is a fantastic alternative that had amazing flavor."

Maryrose90 User ID: 179832 158335
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2014

"Made a batch of these and cooked on my Traeger grill. Absolutely awesome. My son and I ate them up before my husband even got to the table. Was short on time so used a bottle of prepared greek yogurt ranch dressing for dipping. Fantastic!"

scsvatek User ID: 4971420 158331
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2014

"Seriously, I saw this recipe and thought how good could battered zucchini be? WOW. This was amazing. We loved it. the taco seasoning added a nice kick. I only wish I had more zucchini to make some more tonight. Yum!"

dalajohnson User ID: 824065 83305
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2013

"easy to make on a warm day and dellicious"

recipehound54 User ID: 4246730 173722
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2013

"Delicious! My husband loves breaded pan-fried zucchini; this is a very healthy and very tasty alternative. I served it with the Garden chicken Cacciatore recipe also on the Taste of Home website and we used the Zucchini Fritters in place of pasta that the recipe author recommended. It made for a filling yet healthy meal. Easy preparation, healthy, delicious: I added this to me recipe box!"

annsway1 User ID: 1667005 155146
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2013

"I have a similar recipe. Re-dip in liquid and rebread. They are very crispy this way but a lot more calories!"

menicki User ID: 87508 137317
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2012

"Picked ANOTHER zucchini today, WHEW! lots and lots of them this year. anyways saw this baked zucchini recipe and tried it, it is a keeper for sure."

grandmacaca User ID: 2781401 158330
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2012

"I made this recipe for dinner tonight with my bountiful garden zucchini and it was wonderful. So light and crispy. My husband really loved it. Will definitely keep this recipe to use over and over again when zucchini are in season. Thank you for sharing this great recipe."

PrestonCountyCook User ID: 1080574 169449
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2012

"This is an excellent, easy, healthy recipe! They taste delicious and I think that the Panko bread crumbs add so much crunch. Love the dip also! Will make regularly when zucchini is in season."

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