Breakfast Zucchini Pancakes (VIDEO)

Amazing recipe for Breakfast Zucchini Pancakes. Grated zucchini in an egg mixture with a ham and cheese filling. The zucchini pancakes are ready from start to finish in under 30-minutes and are a great treat for your family when you want something a little more than average for breakfast.

The whole family will approve, even the picky eaters. Try our Zucchini Fritters Recipe.

Breakfast zucchini pancakes on a plate topped with sour cream, and basil.

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Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day and is my favorite meal to prepare. Kiddos are more into the cream of wheat, oatmeal, or milk soup with angel hair pasta but my hubby and I prefer a great sandwich with eggs, omelet or these delicious zucchini pancakes I am sharing today. I cannot begin to explain how amazing this recipe is. The zucchini cooks through just enough to become tender but not mushy and adds so much flavor to the eggs. The center of fritters oozes with melted cheese and ham. Insanely delicious!

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Three zucchini pancakes on a plate with sour cream and sriracha on top with chopped basil.

How to make zucchini pancakes?

Grate zucchini on a grater. Tip: Be sure to remove any excess liquids from grated zucchini.

Prepare egg mixture, add grated zucchini. Mix.

Chop, chop the ham.

In a large skillet, heat oil. Add some zucchini egg mixture to pan, add ham and cheese, cover tops with more zucchini mixture.

Cook zucchini pancakes, carefully flipping halfway through cooking.

TIP: Scoop the zucchini/egg mixture using a 1/4 measuring cup. Easier to measure and ensure all fritters are uniform in size.  (Note, I made these a little bigger so it would be easier to take pictures.)

A picture of how to sauté the breakfast egg zucchini pancakes.

What kind of cheese goes into zucchini pancakes?

Your favorite cheese may be used: Four cheese, Mexican or Colby Jack work best, Mozzarella will also work just fine. TIP: Purchase blocks of cheese and grate the cheese yourself. It tastes so much better, is less expensive and has fewer additives to keep the cheese fresh. You’re welcome.

What to serve zucchini pancakes with?

Enjoy zucchini pancakes with a dollop of sour cream. I love myself some sriracha or hot sauce, just takes all foods to a whole new level of awesomeness. So, I enjoy my breakfast fritters with sour cream and a lovely touch of hot sauce.

Breakfast zucchini pancakes I stacked on top of each other, cut in halves. Stuffed with ham and cheese.

Tools used to make these Breakfast Zucchini Pancakes:

  • Grater-The best way to grate the zucchini in this recipe.
  • Skillet-Perfect to the fritters on!
  • Slotted Spatula– Great for flipping the fritters.

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Other zucchini recipes to try:

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5 from 4 votes

Breakfast Zucchini Pancakes

These breakfast zucchini pancakes will become a family favorite! Grated egg and zucchini pancakes mixture with a ham and cheese filling.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: zucchini pancakes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 156kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner


  • 3 cups grated zucchini
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 ¼ tsp salt, or to taste
  • ½ cup chopped ham
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • pepper to taste
  • oil to cook


  • Grate zucchini on the coarse side of a grater and squeeze grated zucchini to remove excess moisture. Lightly whisk eggs. 
    In a bowl, combine grated zucchini, eggs, garlic, flour, and pepper; mix well.
  • In a non-stick skillet, over medium heat, heat oil (just enough oil to lightly cover the bottom of skillet). 
  • Once the oil is hot, scoop mixture onto pan. Repeat until skillet is full. (I used 2 skillets at the same time so all cooked together). 
    With a spoon, gently distribute mixture evenly.
  •  Add some ham and cheese to each fritter. 
  • Then, add more egg mixture to close the patty so the ham and cheese are covered. 
  • Cook 3 minutes, carefully flip patties and cook another 3 to 4 minutes. Serve immediately.


This recipe will yield about 12 medium/large zucchini pancakes. 
Nutrition Facts
Breakfast Zucchini Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 131mg44%
Sodium 786mg34%
Potassium 249mg7%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 410IU8%
Vitamin C 11.2mg14%
Calcium 121mg12%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Show 28 Comments
  • Zenaida 01/20/2020, 1:52 pm Link Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe I make it today.. It was so delicious and i even add some fine chopped onion and it’s delicious.. I am going to make again for sure..

    • Valentina's Corner 01/20/2020, 6:26 pm Link Reply

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the zucchini pancakes, they are the perfect breakfast when you want something different. 🙂

  • Melanie 12/30/2019, 3:10 pm Link Reply

    Have you ever made these ahead and frozen them? I need make ahead breakfast for busy weekday mornings.

    • Valentina's Corner 12/30/2019, 6:16 pm Link Reply

      Definitely, Melanie. Cook according to instructions and cool fritters. Freeze in ziploc bags up to 2 months. Thaw and reheat before serving. SO GOOD!

  • Gen 08/26/2019, 2:19 pm Link Reply

    So I’m looking at the nutrition facts your site provides but I am not sure how much 1 serving is. Could you clarify please?

    • Valentina's Corner 08/26/2019, 2:59 pm Link Reply

      Hi, Gen. This recipe yields about 12 pancakes, 2 pancakes per serving.

  • Linda 06/02/2018, 12:53 pm Link Reply

    Hi there!
    I just made these. Made 6 bigger fritters and cooked them through but when I sliced one it was still a little gooey inside.
    I’ll stick them in the oven to cook the I side more.
    Dont want to burn them by returning to the pan.
    I’ll have to make them a little thinner next time.
    Great recipe!

    • admin 06/04/2018, 3:33 pm Link Reply

      Hi, Linda. Thanks so much for trying our recipe. Yes, 6 would be really large and need additional cooking time in the oven or on low heat. Thanks so much for visiting our online home and trying our recipe! 🙂 <3

  • Carolyn 11/24/2017, 9:22 pm Link Reply

    I love this recipe!

    • admin 11/24/2017, 9:26 pm Link Reply

      Thanks so much, Carolyn. So glad you love it. We do too, like seriously love.. 🙂

  • Richa Gupta 11/24/2017, 11:32 am Link Reply

    Fritters are pretty good for a delicious breakfast!

    • admin 11/24/2017, 9:28 pm Link Reply

      Totally agree with you, Richa. They make for a wonderful breakfast. 🙂

  • Erin Clarkson 11/23/2017, 10:09 am Link Reply

    Zucchini fritters are my absolute fave!

    • admin 11/24/2017, 9:28 pm Link Reply

      Same, Erin. I love zucchini fritters for breakfast. 🙂

  • Megan @ MegUnprocessed 11/22/2017, 2:06 pm Link Reply

    Cute video!!

    • admin 11/22/2017, 5:53 pm Link Reply

      Thanks so much, Megan.

  • Megan 11/21/2017, 8:23 am Link Reply

    Going to save this for when the zucchini is plentiful next summer!

    • admin 11/22/2017, 1:07 pm Link Reply

      Thanks, Megan. You’re in for a treat. =)

  • jessica 10/02/2017, 11:17 am Link Reply

    How many zucchinis approximately do i need for 3 cups? Thanks

    • admin 10/02/2017, 2:22 pm Link Reply

      Jessica, it will depend on the size of the zucchini 2-3 medium sized. 🙂 Enjoy.

  • Tanya 08/02/2017, 7:51 pm Link Reply

    Sweetie, thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe! Just made those, wore very very good! I got only 5 piece’s but huge ones!:)Want to try next time with hash browns and cheese inside!Also wanted to say that I substitute regular flour to almond and it as still delicious! Thank you!♡

    • Tanya 08/02/2017, 9:57 pm Link Reply

      No,with ham and cheese is best, don’t try with hash browns! Lol

      • admin 08/03/2017, 12:45 am Link

        Ha! Thanks for sharing. 🙂 Bet it would be great with a side of hash browns – yummm!

    • admin 08/03/2017, 12:43 am Link Reply

      That’s so awesome to hear, Tanya, so glad you approve (insert huge smiley emoji). Would have never thought of almond flour, so smart. Thanks for sharing. <3 Bacon is also really great inside or even sausage - cooked of course. Thanks so much for trying our recipes. 🙂

  • Dana 08/01/2017, 10:45 pm Link Reply

    Delicious!!! Thank you Valentina!!!

    • admin 08/02/2017, 12:01 am Link Reply

      That’s wonderful, Dana. So glad to hear you enjoyed this simple recipe.. 🙂 🙂

  • Grace 07/28/2017, 6:32 pm Link Reply

    Wow these looks AMAZING. Trying them before church tomorrow. ?? We are zucchini galore here too. Can’t believe I missed that zucchini bread you have. Trying that next week. Thanks so much for all your recipes. ?

    • admin 07/28/2017, 6:48 pm Link Reply

      I’m so glad you are tempted. Just wait until you try them!! SOOO good.
      Thanks for your sweet comment. Feeling appreciated for my hard work. 🙂

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