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 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Looking for healthier side dishes? These 6-Ingredient Healthy Baked Zucchini Tots are gluten free and packed with flavor!
Servings: 36 tots
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Baked Zucchini Tots
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 14
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 17mg 1%
Potassium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g 0%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 1.5%
Calcium 1.9%
Iron 0.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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

  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.

Recipe Notes

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

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