Zucchini Fritters

Jump to Recipe

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy

Zucchini Fritters – zucchini coated in taco seasoning breadcrumbs and baked until crispy! Served with a creamy salsa dipping sauce. Great way to get your family to eat more veggies!

Summer is all about produce and finding delicious ways to use it. Dinner can be super simple, of just throwing a protein on the grill and using up whatever produce is readily available. Zucchini is one of those summer vegetables that always seems to be more than enough of.

I love baking with zucchini. Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread is our all time favorite and we make it on repeat all summer long. But getting my family to eat it, not in dessert form can be tougher. But these zucchini fritters are a definite hit.

A plate zucchini

 

Getting vegetables into kids and adults can be tough sometimes. So you have to find new ways that everyone enjoys. I for one love zucchini, and will just eat Grilled Zucchini with anything. But my family is a different story. But if you get it in a crispy coating with a delicious dipping sauce, they are all over it.

What You’ll Need

  • Buttermilk
  • Egg
  • Breadcrumbs (a mix of panko and regular)
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Zucchini

The dipping sauce is optional, but it is what will really get your picky eaters to enjoy it.

  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa
  • Ranch Dressing

If you want to make this a little better for you, Homemade Taco Seasoning and Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix are great alternatives to have in your pantry at all times. You know exactly what is in them and can control the sodium and sugar levels.

zucchini fritters on a plate with dipping sauce

How To Make Zucchini Fritters

  1. Get the oven nice and hot and prep your baking sheet. You want to place a wire rack over a baking sheet and spray it with non-stick spray. This will allow the air to circulate and get all sides of the zucchini nice and crispy.
  2. Slice zucchini into about 1/4 inch slices.
  3. In a bowl combine buttermilk and egg. In another bowl mix together panko, breadcrumbs, and taco seasoning.
  4. Dip each slice of zucchini in the egg mixture, then coat in breadcrumbs and place on prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes, until golden brown.
  6. Meanwhile mix together sour cream, salsa, and ranch for the dipping sauce. You can store in fridge until ready to serve.
  7. Remove zucchini fritters from the oven. Serve immediately with dipping sauce.
crispy zucchini fritters on a plate with dipping sauce

Can I Use An Air Fryer

Yes, you absolutely can. I have been making this recipe since before air fryers existed, so out of habit I still use the oven. But you can arrange the fritters in an even layer in your air fryer basket and cook at 390º F for 8-10 minutes, flipping half way.

If you don’t want to make the dipping sauce, you can use plain ranch dressing, ketchup or our favorite Cane’s Sauce is delicious on these as well

close up breaded zucchini for pinterest

More Tasty Side Dish Recipes

Yield: 4

Zucchini Fritters

crispy zucchini fritters on a plate with dipping sauce

Zucchini Fritters – zucchini coated in taco seasoning breadcrumbs and baked until crispy! Served with a creamy salsa dipping sauce. Great way to get your family to eat more veggies!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 whole egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 2 small zucchini

Sauce

  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup ranch dressing

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400º F. Place a wire rack over a baking sheet. Spray with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  2. Slice zucchini into about 1/4 inch slices.
  3. In a bowl combine buttermilk and egg.
  4. In another bowl mix together panko, breadcrumbs, and taco seasoning.
  5. Dip each slice of zucchini in the egg mixture, then coat in breadcrumbs.
  6. Place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, until golden brown.
  7. Meanwhile mix together sour cream, salsa, and ranch for the dipping sauce. Store in fridge until ready to serve.
  8. Remove zucchini fritters from the oven. Serve immediately with dipping sauce.

Notes

Recipe from Taste of Home Healthy Cooking

Can I Use An Air Fryer?

Yes, arrange breaded zucchini in the air fryer basket and cook at 390º for 8 minutes, flipping half way.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 268Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 60mgSodium 852mgCarbohydrates 29gFiber 3gSugar 8gProtein 8g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a picture on social media!

I created a fun group on Facebook,and I would love for you to join us! It’s a place where you can
share YOUR favorite recipes, ask questions, and see what’s new at Dinners, Dishes and Desserts (so that you never miss a new recipe)!

Be sure to follow me on Instagram and
tag #dinnersdishes so I can see all the wonderful DINNERS, DISHES, AND DESSERTS
recipes YOU make!

Be sure to follow me on my social media, so you
never miss a post!

Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram 

Did you know there is a Dinners,
Dishes, and Desserts SHOP
? Lots of different E-Books for sale. Or you can buy me a
coffee
to say thanks!

.

About Erin S

Welcome to Dinners, Dishes, & Desserts where my love of food meets my busy life. My name is Erin and I’m a casual home cook who loves to feed people. On this blog, you’ll find hundreds of quick and easy recipes made mostly from scratch. My days are spent in the kitchen, creating new recipes to share with family and friends.

Other Recipes You Might Like:

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

42 Comments