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A fun and delicious way to try zucchini! This Cheesy Zucchini Cakes Recipe is a keeper! Makes a great appetizer or entree! A fun and delicious way to try zucchini! This Cheesy Zucchini Cakes Recipe is a keeper! Makes a great appetizer or entree!

Zucchini and I have a strange relationship.  I don’t really care for it, but it keeps popping back in my kitchen time and time again.  It just can’t take no for an answer.  LOL.  I thought I would give it another shot. Up to this point the only thing zucchini that I could stomach was zucchini fries. Let’s just say when I made my march into the kitchen today and starred these bad boys down, I didn’t have high hopes. But these Cheesy Zucchini Cakes are a WINNER!

A fun and delicious way to try zucchini! This Cheesy Zucchini Cakes Recipe is a keeper! Makes a great appetizer or entree!

I finished the recipe and snagged a fork out of the drawer, took a deep breath, closed my eyes, and took a bite. A smile welled up from ear to ear. These things are flipping amazing. The kind of amazing that would make you go back to a restaurant and order them time and time again. FINALLY! I can say, “I like zucchini!” OK, I won’t say it too loud…..I have only found one way I like it, but hey these are delicious.

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I carried them to my hubby and let him try. He fell in love with them! He even had me make a second batch for with dinner.  It was a unanimous hit! You seriously have to try these!A fun and delicious way to try zucchini! This Cheesy Zucchini Cakes Recipe is a keeper! Makes a great appetizer or entree!

Cheesy Zucchini Cakes

Cheesy Zucchini Cakes

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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10 -12 cakes

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Zucchini - Grated
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Cup Bread Crumbs - I used crushed rice chex
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp oil

Instructions

  • Grate zucchini and remove excess liquid from it by placing the zucchini between paper towels and squeezing. You may have to do this more than once.
  • In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except for the oil. Mix thoroughly.
  • Heat 2 tbsp vegetable or olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat.
  • Shape spoonfuls of the zucchini mixture into small patties. No bigger that 2 inches in diameter. Drop them into the hot pan cooking until brown on each side (about 2 minutes each side).
  • Serve hot with ranch dressingGluten Free
  • Use crushed Rice Chex for bread crumbs.
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These are so easy to make you won’t believe it!

A fun and delicious way to try zucchini! This Cheesy Zucchini Cakes Recipe is a keeper! Makes a great appetizer or entree!

I grated 1 large zucchini. It is a lot, trust me. Place it in paper towels and squeeze the fool out of it.  A ton of liquid will come out!

A fun and delicious way to try zucchini! This Cheesy Zucchini Cakes Recipe is a keeper! Makes a great appetizer or entree!

In a large bowl, throw everyone in the pool! Zucchini, egg, bread crumbs, chili powder , and cheese.

A fun and delicious way to try zucchini! This Cheesy Zucchini Cakes Recipe is a keeper! Makes a great appetizer or entree!

Once everyone is in and mixed it will look like this.

A fun and delicious way to try zucchini! This Cheesy Zucchini Cakes Recipe is a keeper! Makes a great appetizer or entree!

Shape the zucchini stuff into small patties and drop in a hot skillet with about 2 tbsp of oil.  Just enough to crisp them up.  It only take a couple minutes on each side. Sprinkle them with a little salt when they are done.

A fun and delicious way to try zucchini! This Cheesy Zucchini Cakes Recipe is a keeper! Makes a great appetizer or entree!

Serve hot with a bit of ranch, sit back, and enjoy!

Comments

  1. Amanda these look fantastic. I’m going to try them as soon as I can. I love new ways to cook zucchini.
    Do you think I could use Ritz crackers instead of the Rice chex/bread crumbs? I was wondering if they would make it too salty.

  2. Amanda, have you tried zucchini bread? It’s so sweet and delicious. I have yet to meet anyone who didn’t like it once they tried it!

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