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.

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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.
  • 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 yields about 18 medium fritters.

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 fritters?

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 fritters uniform in size is to use a measuring cup, I used a 1/4 cup. 

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

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Zucchini Fritters

5 from 4 votes
This recipe for Zucchini Fritters is so easy to make and requires only a few ingredients is great for breakfast or brunch. The fritters are loaded with grated zucchini in an egg mixture with parmesan, ham and shredded cheese. 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 6 servings




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


  • Grate zucchini and remove liquids. 
  • Add beaten eggs, garlic, chopped ham, parmesan cheese, Sriracha and season with salt and pepper. Mix well. Stir in flour. 
  • Heat oil in a large skillet, add zucchini mixture.  Cook 2-3 minute per side. Flip gently. 
  • Meanwhile, combine the ingredients for the sour cream dipping sauce. 


Calories: 265kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 15gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 147mgSodium: 823mgPotassium: 274mgSugar: 2gVitamin A: 575IUVitamin C: 12.5mgCalcium: 223mgIron: 1.2mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)