Healthy Baked Zucchini Tots

6-Ingredient Healthy Baked Zucchini Tots (Gluten Free!) | ASpicyPerspective.comLooking for healthier back to school side dishes? These 6-Ingredient Healthy Baked Zucchini Tots are gluten free and packed with flavor!

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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.

Easy 6-Ingredient Healthy Baked Zucchini Tots (Gluten Free!) |

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

Yield: 36 tots

Prep Time:10 minutes

Cook Time:20 minutes

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Looking for healthier side dishes? These 6-Ingredient Healthy Baked Zucchini Tots are gluten free and packed with flavor!


  • 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 (Rice Chex or gf rice puffs)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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

Nutrition Information

Yield: 36 tots, Serving Size: 1/6th recipe

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 54 Calories
  • Total Fat: 2.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.9g
  • Cholesterol: 65mg
  • Sodium: 77mg
  • Carbohydrates: 4.1g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Sugar: 1.2g
  • Protein: 3.7g
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30 comments on “Healthy Baked Zucchini Tots

  1. Mariaposted August 31, 2016 at 8:24 am Reply

    I am going to make these for our boys!

  2. Emily @ Life on Foodposted August 31, 2016 at 8:48 am Reply

    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.

  3. [email protected]posted August 31, 2016 at 9:03 am Reply

    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!

  4. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted August 31, 2016 at 9:35 am Reply

    Love these healthy tots!

    Rating: 5
  5. Jenny Flakeposted August 31, 2016 at 10:55 am Reply

    These look fantastic!!

  6. Terese Christianposted August 31, 2016 at 12:48 pm Reply

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

  7. Marla Meridithposted August 31, 2016 at 12:59 pm Reply

    Such healthy party apps!

  8. Julie | Table for Twoposted August 31, 2016 at 8:11 pm Reply

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

  9. Marlaposted September 9, 2016 at 3:41 pm Reply

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

    • Sommerposted September 9, 2016 at 10:26 pm Reply

      Hi Marla!

      Hmmm… The cheese and eggs help hold the mixture together. I’d try omitting the cheese and adding one more egg.

      • Marlaposted September 10, 2016 at 1:09 am

        Thank you. I just haven’t found good cheese substitutes and tend to avoid recipies that seem hard. I will try that!

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  11. Stephanieposted February 17, 2017 at 1:50 pm Reply

    Looks awesome! 

  12. Edward Kowalskiposted June 20, 2017 at 2:28 pm Reply

    Add 1 cup parmesan cheese…FANTASTIC!

    Rating: 5
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  15. maryannposted August 11, 2017 at 11:28 am Reply

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

    • Sommerposted August 12, 2017 at 12:56 pm Reply

      Hi Maryann,

      They come off the baking sheets much easier with parchment paper. It also helps them not to spread. :)

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  17. Brandyposted September 27, 2017 at 10:41 am Reply

    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.


    • Sommerposted September 27, 2017 at 2:50 pm Reply

      Hi Brandy,

      If you don’t have any dietary restrictions, and don’t want to go with rice cereal, I would use panko bread breads in equal portion. The tots will turn out great! :)

      • Brandyposted September 28, 2017 at 9:46 am

        Sweet! Thanks! I’m making them to go along with wings :)

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  21. Olga Wallposted August 12, 2018 at 4:49 pm Reply

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

    Rating: 5
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