Zucchini Garlic Bites

Zucchini Garlic Bites
Zucchini Garlic Bites

This tasty zucchini garlic bites recipe found on the Grow a Good Life food blog combines shredded zucchini with garlic, Parmesan cheese, fresh herbs, and is served with a marinara dipping sauce for an Italian inspired twist.  Recipe makes about 16 bites.

1 cup shredded zucchini drained well
1 clove garlic grated fine
⅓ cup breadcrumbs
¼ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1 large egg
2 Tbsp chopped fresh chives (or 1 Tbsp dried)
1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley (or ½ Tbsp dried)
1 tsp chopped fresh basil (or ½ tsp dried)
1 tsp chopped fresh oregano (or ½ tsp dried)
pinch of salt and pepper
tomato sauce for dipping


  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with olive oil or non-stick spray. Set aside.
  2. Use a box grater to grate the zucchini into a clean towel. Roll up the towel and twist to wring out the moisture.
  3. Grate the garlic using the small holes on the box grater.
  4. Add the shredded zucchini, garlic, egg, breadcrumbs, parmesan, chives, parsley, basil, oregano, salt and pepper to a medium bowl. Mix well to combine.
  5. Shape a tablespoon of the mixture into your hands, pat into small balls, and place on the baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 15-18 minutes in the preheated oven until golden. Serve warm with marinara sauce.

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