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Apr 10 / Erin

Tasty Tuesday: Zucchini bites

When I saw the recipe for these zucchini bites on Pinterest, I felt like I had hit the jackpot.  I am always looking for creative food to serve up for Ike and I figured that since he likes zucchini, bread and cheese, he would scarf these right up.

I won’t keep you in suspense…Ike has no interest in these zucchini bites.  But I do.  I thought they were delicious.

Here’s how they came together…

First I grated one small zucchini, which yielded about a cup of shredded vegetable.

Per the recipe, I wrapped the grated zucchini in a paper towel and squeezed the excess water out.  I couldn’t believe how much water came out, so this step is definitely worth doing if you want a crunchy end product.

Here is the dried off zucchini from behind the towel.

In a bowl, I combined the zucchini, 1/4 cup of both cheese and Italian-style bread crumbs and one egg.  The recipe called for 1/4 cup chopped onion, which I omitted and then regretted it.  So, add the onion.

A few stirs and it was ready to cook.

I used a mini muffin pan, but if you don’t have one, I think the mixture would stay together if you scoop it on a cookie sheet like cookie dough.

Then I simply baked the mixture at 400 for about 20 minutes.

Since Ike wasn’t a big fan, I froze some and ate them later.  The frozen bites weren’t as good as they were fresh, but still worked!

I’m excited to have this recipe in my back pocket when summer comes and zucchinis are everywhere.  How about you?  Is this a recipe you would try?

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  1. Julie Curtis / Apr 10 2012

    Can’t wait to try this!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Rhey / Apr 10 2012

    Are they better warm or room temperature? They look like the could be a nice appetizer to bring to a party – perhaps adding a dollop of creme fresh.

    • Erin / Apr 10 2012

      Hi Rhey!

      I like them better warm, but they were also good at room temperature when I ate the ones that Ike passed over!

      Enjoy!
      - e

  3. Julie Curtis / Apr 10 2012

    I made these this morning (using frozen zucchini that I had grated from our garden last summer). They turned out great! My little one loved them (even with the onion). I may make these for his 2nd birthday party this weekend as I have LOTS of frozen zucchini!

  4. Anne / Apr 10 2012

    these sound good. I think I’d put a dollop of some sriracha and plain yogurt – or – sour cream on to make a bit more zippy. I am going to make them this weekend.

  5. Kate / Apr 10 2012

    That’s so funny you tried them for Ike…I was thinking about making the same ones for my 11 month old. I still may try them, along with the cheesy quinoa bites I pinned a while back, but haven’t had a chance to whip up. Maybe this weekend I’ll do both!

  6. Michelle / Apr 10 2012

    I am definitely going to try this, Erin! Thanks for sharing. I have the same hope you did about my baby boy (10 months) liking these… fingers crossed! :)

  7. Courtney / Apr 10 2012

    This looks great, Erin! Thanks for sharing :)

  8. Elisabeth / Apr 11 2012

    Hi Erin,
    I will try this recipe, because I love zucchini. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Laura@JourneyChic / Apr 11 2012

    Hah! This was just like my mini frittata fail (boy hated them, I loved them). I really like zucchini so I’ll have to try this recipe.

  10. Krystyn WF / Apr 13 2012

    I’m glad to know you tried and were a fan, i do have that recipe flagged as well. I love zucchini

  11. Candi Hayes / Apr 13 2012

    A friend of mine made these and served them for breakfast with a fried egg on top…said her hubby devoured them!

  12. Michelle / Apr 18 2012

    Okay, I tried them! SO EASY! That was great. But… I had the same issue… Kenton is not interested in them. I was surprised because he basically eats anything at this point, but would not eat these. maybe it’s a texture thing?

  13. Brooke Cadett / Feb 28 2013

    thanks for the recipe! just made these this evening…my 20 month old daughter enjoyed them with me! i think next time i’ll try to make them with feta :)

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