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Zucchini Garlic Bites Recipe | Healthy & Delicious Appetizer

  • Author: Sophia
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 24 bites 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


These Zucchini Garlic Bites are a delicious and healthy appetizer, perfect for parties and gatherings.


  • 1 cup shredded zucchini, drained well
  • 1 clove garlic, grated fine
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives (or 1 tablespoon dried chives)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley (or 1/2 tablespoon dried)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • Tomato sauce for dipping

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  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat oven to 400˚F (200˚C). Lightly coat a baking sheet with olive oil or non-stick spray. Set aside.
  2. Prepare Zucchini: Use a box grater to grate the zucchini into a clean towel. Roll up the towel and twist to wring out the moisture.
  3. Prepare Garlic: Grate the garlic using the small holes on the box grater.
  4. Mix Ingredients: 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 Mixture: Shape a tablespoon of the mixture into your hands, pat into small balls, and place on the baking sheet.
  6. Bake: Bake for 15-18 minutes in the preheated oven until golden. Serve warm with marinara sauce.


To make these bites gluten-free, use gluten-free bread crumbs. You can also add different herbs and spices to suit your taste.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 20kcal
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 63mg
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 8mg