Fried Zucchini Recipe (VIDEO)

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:

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5 from 2 votes

Fried Zucchini Recipe

Easy recipe for fried zucchini with a garlic mayo cheese spread topped with tomatoes and shredded cheese. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fried Zucchini Recipe
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 119kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner


  • 1 large zucchini (2 small)

1st Bowl

2nd Bowl

  • 2 egg
  • 2 tsp half and half

3rd Bowl

Garlic Mayo Mixture

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (Colby or Mozzarella)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3-4 tomatoes, sliced
  • oil for frying


  • 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
Nutrition Facts
Fried Zucchini Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 119 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 177mg8%
Potassium 103mg3%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 275IU6%
Vitamin C 5.5mg7%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Victoriya 08/20/2018, 9:33 pm Link Reply

    These were super good! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Valentina's Corner 08/21/2018, 11:25 am Link Reply

      So glad you enjoyed the recipe, Victoriya. Thanks for sharing in the feedback. 🙂

  • Yelena 08/01/2018, 2:03 pm Link Reply

    I was just trying to come up with something to make with the big zucchini in my fridge- and then come across this on your site!
    Can’t wait to try it, thank you!!

    • admin 08/01/2018, 8:38 pm Link Reply

      I hope you tried these and LOVE them as much as we do. 🙂 🙂
      Thanks so much for visiting our online home.

  • Dana 08/09/2017, 7:32 pm Link Reply

    So good!!!! Thanks!!!!

    • admin 08/11/2017, 12:45 pm Link Reply

      Awesome Dana,
      Thaks so much for the wonderful feedback! <3

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