This recipe for Zucchini Fritters is so easy to make and requires only a few ingredients. The fritters are loaded with grated zucchini in an egg mixture with parmesan, ham and shredded cheese. These savory fritters are perfect for breakfast or brunch.

If you like zucchini recipe for breakfast, try our Stuffed Zucchini Pancakes!

Breakfast Zucchini fritters on a plate with fresh herbs and sour cream.

zucchini fritters-

Grated zucchini loaded with an egg mixture, parmesan cheese with ham and shredded cheese. The fritters are so filling and crispy on the outside while soft and cheesy on the inside.
The zucchini fritters are best when dipped into the tangy sour cream mixture.
Zucchini Fritter dipped into the mayo mixture on a plate.

how to make zucchini fritters-

  • Grate zucchini. Squeeze zucchini to remove liquids from zucchini. You can use your hands or we like this fine sieve.
  • Beat eggs and add to grated zucchini.
  • Add the minced garlic, ham, Parmesan cheese, sriracha, and salt. Mix well. Stir in flour.
  • Cook fritters.
  • This recipe will yield about 18 medium patties.

TIP: If you like spicy foods, add more Sriracha (or any other hot sauce), to taste. The indicated amount isn’t overpowering, just gives the fritters a slight kick.

Recipe for how to make zucchini fritters with ham, cheese and eggs.

what kind of cheese do you use for zucchini fritters?

For zucchini fritters, you can use your favorite cheese or whatever you have on hand. Mexican cheese, four cheese or Colby Jack cheese may all be used. A combination of mozzarella with mild cheddar will also work great.

how to cook zucchini pancakes?

Heat oil in a large skillet over med/high heat. Add zucchini mixture. Cook 2-3 minutes and with a spatula quickly flip the fritters.

TIP: Best way to keep the zucchini pancakes uniform in size is to use a measuring cup, I used a 1/4 cup.

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Zucchini fritter stacked on top of each other with a dallop of sour cream on top.

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Zucchini Fritters Recipe

Author: Valentina
5 from 5 votes
These zucchini fritters are the most flavorful fritters you will ever try! Crispy edges and a soft center loaded with ham and cheese. These zucchini fritters make the perfect savory breakfast.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 6 servings



  • 3 cups grated zucchini, liquid removed
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp table salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped ham
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese**
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp Sriracha or hot sauce
  • 2 Tbsp oil, frying


  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp whole milk
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • dash salt and pepper


  • Strain liquid out of grated zucchini using a sieve or a cheesecloth.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add in zucchini, eggs, garlic, ham, cheese, hot sauce, and salt. Mix together before adding in flour and stirring together.
  • Heat oil on a large skillet. Pour the batter into the pan to create small fritters.
  • Wait until the bottom of the fritters get golden brown and crispy before flipping. Wait a couple of minutes for the other side to get golden and crispy.
  • Once done, remove fritters from the pan and finish cooking the batter.
  • In a small bowl, combine sour cream, milk, garlic, lemon juice, and seasoning.
  • Top fritters with sour cream dipping sauce and enjoy!


  • Use a ¼ measuring cup to portion out even fritters. 
  • Store leftover fritters in the fridge, in an airtight container for up to 3 days. 
  • Reheat leftover fritters on a skillet or in the air fryer.


265kcal Calories7g Carbs15g Protein19g Fat7g Saturated Fat147mg Cholesterol823mg Sodium274mg Potassium2g Sugar575IU Vitamin A12.5mg Vitamin C223mg Calcium1.2mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Fritters Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 147mg49%
Sodium 823mg36%
Potassium 274mg8%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 575IU12%
Vitamin C 12.5mg15%
Calcium 223mg22%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)