Fried Zucchini Recipe is such a great recipe for any time of year. Zucchini slices fried in a Parmesan breading, with garlic mayo spread and topped with tomato slices and cheese. Perfect for parties and when trying to serve as finger food. So easy!

Up close picture of fried zucchini with tomatoes.

Fried zucchini recipe

Fried zucchini with fresh tomatoes, cheese, and a garlic mayo spread. These appetizers are such a great idea for parties. They make for perfect Hors d’oeuvre when you are trying to serve finger foods at a party you may be hosting. Not only are these zucchini fries really easy to make, but they are also beautiful individual bite-sized appetizers that aren’t messy and so beautiful when served.

Fried Zucchini Recipe. Fried zucchini appetizers on a platter.

How to make fried zucchini

just love this easy fried zucchini recipe. These easy, fried zucchini bites are so quick to make, you really can’t go wrong when preparing it. The zucchini slices may be fried in advance and refrigerated covered. Then, just add the garlic mayo spread and fresh tomatoes. Be sure the fried zucchini slices cool completely before adding toppings. They are best if served cold. 

Appetizer recipe for Fried Zucchini and Tomato.

How to bread zucchini for frying-

There are many different options for how to bread zucchini for frying. You can just drip the zucchini in breadcrumbs, or a combination of Panko crumbs with flour. However, I like to do it a little different. Coating the zucchini slices into the flour first, then the egg mixture and then the Parmesan breadcrumbs will be the perfect breading.

Step by step on how to make Fried Zucchini and Tomato.

Can I substitute the mayonnaise? 

Vegan mayo may be substituted for the mayonnaise. You can use a combination of room temp cream cheese, mayo, and sour cream as the spread. Still so good!

Other zucchini recipes to try:

Fried Zucchini Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Easy recipe for fried zucchini with a garlic mayo cheese spread topped with tomatoes and shredded cheese. 
Author: Valentina
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 16 servings


  • 1 large zucchini (2 small)

1st Bowl

2nd Bowl

  • 2 egg
  • 2 tsp half and half

3rd Bowl

Garlic Mayo Mixture


  • Slice your zucchini into about 1/2” thick slices. 
  • Combine the ingredients for bowl 1, bowl 2, and bowl 3.
  • Take a slice of zucchini, coat with flour in the first bowl. Then, dredge in the second bowl. Finally, coat with the ingredients in the third bowl.
  • Add enough oil to a skillet to cover the bottom of the pan. Once oil, fry zucchini slices on med/high heat until each side is crispy (about 3 minutes on each side).
  • Transfer fried zucchini slices onto a plate lined with a few paper towels. 
  • Set aside for the zucchini to cool completely.
  • In a bowl combine the mayo, shredded cheese, garlic cloves, salt and pepper.
  • Once zucchini slices have cooled, spread mayo mixture. Then, top with a few slices of tomatoes


Calories: 119kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 177mgPotassium: 103mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 275IUVitamin C: 5.5mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 0.5mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)