Zucchini Bites are savory balls that are loaded with fresh zucchini. They're quick and easy to make in under 30 minutes in the air fryer or oven.
- 2 cups shredded zucchini
- 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper (or to taste)
- Use a box grater or food processor to shred the zucchini.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine shredded zucchini, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, egg, oil, garlic powder, paprika, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Mix well until evenly combined.
- Take 2 spoonfuls of the zucchini mixture at a time and shape into 1.5-inch balls. Set aside on a plate.
- Cook the zucchini bites in an air fryer or in the oven.
- To air fry: Place the zucchini balls in a single layer in the air fryer basket and spray with some cooking oil spray to keep them from sticking together. Cook at 350F for 13-15 minutes until golden brown.
- To bake: Bake in a 375F preheated oven for 15 minutes until golden brown.
- Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce, if desired.
How to store: Allow the zucchini bites to cool to room temperature before storing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
How to freeze: These zucchini balls also freeze well. Once they have cooled to room temperature, store in an airtight container or freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months. To eat, allow it to thaw overnight in the refrigerator first. Then, serve it cold or warm it up and enjoy it hot.
How to reheat: I recommend reheating these zucchini bites in an air fryer if you have one. Reheat at 350F for 4-5 minutes until warm and crisp on the outside. You can also reheat them in an 350F preheated oven for about 10 minutes until warm.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Air Fryer
- Cuisine: American
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