Zucchini Patties

DSCN2305My mom used to make these zucchini patties when I was growing up and I remember just loving them. I can’t remember the last time I had them – probably when I was a child – but for some reason, I had a craving for them last week so I texted my mom for the recipe.

I made these for my husband and he couldn’t get over them… He kept saying, “Seriously, there’s zucchini in here??” (As if he didn’t believe it…)

It’s actually a great recipe for kids as well since you can sneak in a bunch of zucchini in them and they are so delicious that they won’t even be able to tell.

Needless to say – they were a hit and I want to share them with you 🙂



3 cups zucchini, shredded (about 2 full zucchinis)
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp. salt
dash of pepper
1 cup Bisquick ( I used the Betty Crocker light/heart smart)


  1. Using a food processor, shred zucchini (3 cups).
  2. Pour into a large bowl, add cheese, garlic powder, egg, salt, pepper and Bisquick. Stir to combine. There is a lot of water in the zucchini so it should end up being a thick pancake batter consistency.
  3.  In a large skillet turn heat up to medium and spray with cooking spray.
  4. Once the pan is hot enough (I use a little water to see if it sizzles), use a 1/4 cup measuring cup and pour onto the skillet making a patty.
  5. Cook for 5-7 minutes on one side, flip and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until fully cooked. Repeat until all batter is used.

Nutritional Information:

Servings: 10 patties approx.
Serving Size: approx. 1 patty (1/4 cup batter)

Calories: 76
Fat: 3 g
Carbohydrates: 9 g
Sodium: 173 mg
Sugar: 2 g
Protein: 3 gDSCN2316


EMILY NESS is a full-time food and lifestyle author who’s passionate about developing simple yet mouth-watering recipes that anyone can make. Since founding her website CookingUpHappiness.com in 2013, she’s went on to share her passion for cooking healthy and tasty recipes with the thousands of people around the world.
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