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Zucchini Cakes

Zucchini Cakes a quick, easy and healthy appetizer that is so delicious!

Okay, these zucchini cakes are freaking delicious. They sound gross and healthy but they’re far from gross and they’re pretty healthy so it’s a win-win.

I had leftover zucchini from when I made the baked zucchini sticks so I decided to make zucchini cakes! They’re another good appetizer to make, as they’re easy and most of the ingredients you should have in your pantry!


  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 3-4 shakes/taps of cayenne pepper (be careful, a little goes a long way!)
  • 1 cup of panko bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Grate your zucchini.
  2. Squeeze out excess water from your shredded zucchini. To do this, put your shredded zucchini on 2 sheets of paper towels and squeeze the water out over the sink.
  3. Once you’re done, put the shredded zucchini in a bowl and put in the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Combine all together with your hands until it binds nicely.
  5. Make patties with the mixture. I had enough to make 6.
  6. In a skillet, add some vegetable oil and turn the heat to medium high.
  7. Depending on the size of your skillet, put 2-3 patties in. I cooked them 3-4 minutes on each side, but it also depends on how big your patties are. I usually turn them when they’re nice and brown.
  8. Serve and enjoy! You can try these with ranch dressing too.


Tuesday 24th of August 2021

Do you think making this recipe, and freezing them before cooking would work? I have lots of zucchini from my garden to use up.

Julie Chiou

Saturday 28th of August 2021

i think that could work!

harmony greer

Friday 1st of February 2013

I make this a little bigger and use them for burgers delicious.


Sunday 1st of July 2012

I made these tonight and they turned out great! I used parmesan garlic panko bread crumbs and my hubby loved them :-)