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Healthy Baked Zucchini Tots

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Chances are, if you’re a gardener and happened to plant zucchini this year, you’ve got bushels of these tender green batons coming out of your garden right now.

What should you do with your mountain of zucchini? You could make…

Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Baked Zucchini Chips

Zucchini Nutella Swirl Muffins

Grilled Fajita Veggie Skewers

Zucchini and Crimini Street Tacos

Roasted Vegetable Tostadas

Zoodles with Capers and Cherry Tomatoes

Just to name a few. Zucchini lovers unite!

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However, my latest zucchini addiction is Healthy Baked Zucchini Tots made with only 6 ingredients (+ salt and pepper) and they’re gluten free to boot.

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Healthy Baked Zucchini Tots make a wonderful side dish or snack for kids and adults alike.

They are packed with zucchini, seasoned with herbs, and held together with eggs, a little cheese, and crushed rice cereal.

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Once baked, they have the consistency of tater tots, yet have a lot more going for them, including zesty flavor as well as protein, vitamins, and minerals!

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Healthy Baked Zucchini Tots are fun to make and even more fun to dunk. Try them with ketchup, honey mustard, ranch, or blue cheese dressing.

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My kids love these little guys. And I love that I’m sneaking extra veggies into their diet.

As an added bonus, Healthy Baked Zucchini Tots are easy to freeze! Just bake them according to the recipe, place in a zip bag and freeze. When you’re ready to use them, warm them in the oven at 350 for about 10-15 minutes!

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Healthy Baked Zucchini Tots

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Looking for healthier side dishes? These 6-Ingredient Healthy Baked Zucchini Tots are gluten free and packed with flavor!
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 cups packed shredded zucchini
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cups shredded Italian blend cheese (could use low fat cheese)
  • 1/2 cup crushed rice cereal such as Rice Chex or gluten-free rice puffs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Shred the zucchini and measure out 2 cups tightly packed. Dump the zucchini onto a paper towel. Then use another paper towel to press out as much moisture as possible. Discard the paper towels. Place the zucchini in a large bowl.
  • Crush the rice cereal into fine crumbs. Add the eggs, cheese, crushed rice cereal, herbs, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper. Mix well to combine.
  • Using a 2-teaspoon cookie scoop, spoon out tightly packed portions of zucchini mixture and place on parchment paper lined baking sheets. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden.

Notes

NOTE: If your recipe does not need to be gluten free, you can substitute panko bread crumbs for the rice cereal.

Nutrition

Serving: 6tots, Calories: 86kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 67mg, Sodium: 102mg, Potassium: 146mg, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 5.9%, Vitamin C: 9%, Calcium: 11.3%, Iron: 4%
Course: Appetizer, Healthy, Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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37 comments on “Healthy Baked Zucchini Tots”

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  2. The nutritional value reads that this has no carbs, but every dry oz. of rice cereal contains 3 grams of carbs. I love the recipe, the idea and the results. But for no carb diets, this is incorrect. Just low carb(:

    • My boyfriend is diabetic and carbs turn into sugars, so that’s the only reason I thought i’d mention it. For someone who is insulin dependant or who has liver cancer, they would have to inject themselves accordingly. This doesn’t take away from how simple, eletant, healthy, creative and TASTY this dish is though!!

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  4. These are so good!

    I made one change, I used a ninja to chop up the Zucchini. I think that made them more liquidy. So, I put then in a six muffin pan. Fit perfect and they came out great. A definite keeper.

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  6. I love these! They are so tasty and such an easy recipe to make. I have lots of zucchini from my garden and have made them twice already. I am still trying to perfect them. I think the variable is how much one squeezes out their zucchini. I will definitely be making these for Book Club and other parties because I can see it will be super easy to have them made up and then just scoop them out and bake them up when everyone arrives. Thank you for such an easy and tasty treat!

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  10. Omg….never Tasted anything better..Sooooo amazing…easy to make and delicious

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  14. Can I use something other than the cereal? I have no dietary restrictions and Chex seems like it would add sweetness I don’t necessarily want.

    Thanks!!

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  16. Do I really need to use parchment paper for these? I don’t have any. The recipes looks very good.

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  19. Add 1 cup parmesan cheese…FANTASTIC!

  20. Looks awesome! 

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  22. Any thoughts on how to make this dairy free? It sounds amazing, but I can’t have the cheese. Thanks!

  23. You have NO IDEA how excited  I am to see these! Thank you!

  24. These look great, Sommer!! I’m going to substitute the rice cereal with crushed pork rinds for a super low carb option!!

  25. These are a superb way to eat courgettes. I have harvested 37 so far from my garden and there might be two or three more so I am making this for a cocktail party tomorrow night. Great recipe!

  26. Oh I wonder if my 2 year old would eat theses. I am looking for ways to feed her zucchini that she will actually eat. These might just be the way.

  27. I am going to make these for our boys!