Zucchini Fritters

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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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

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 Time10 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: zucchini fritters
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 265kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner




  • 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. 
Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Fritters
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.

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  • Margo 12/28/2019, 3:58 pm Link Reply

    What a great combo! Delicious breakfast, kids gobbled it all down in minutes.

    • Valentina's Corner 12/28/2019, 6:07 pm Link Reply

      That’s wonderful, Margo. Thanks so much for sharing. A great way to sneak in those veggies.

  • Julia Frey 03/01/2019, 11:03 am Link Reply

    I love the addition of chopped ham in your zucchini fritters. What a great recipe!

    • Valentina's Corner 03/01/2019, 12:13 pm Link Reply

      Thanks so much, Julia. We love these fritters as well, even our picky eaters enjoy them.

  • Katya 02/27/2019, 7:07 pm Link Reply

    I love that you added ham to these zucchini fritters! You can totally make a meal out of them. Definite must try.

    • Valentina's Corner 02/27/2019, 10:37 pm Link Reply

      Katya, thanks so much. I agree, these fritters would be great served as a light meal. 🙂

  • Dina 02/26/2019, 11:13 pm Link Reply

    These zucchini fritters are loaded with yummy additions, especially the cheese and ham, YUM! Such an easy and delicious recipe!

    • Valentina's Corner 02/27/2019, 10:56 pm Link Reply

      Thanks so much, Dina. Yes, we love the combination of cheese and ham in the zucchini fritters. Thanks for visiting.

  • NatTim 02/25/2019, 4:58 pm Link Reply

    For the love of yummy healthy foods!!! Thank you for this waist trimming zucchini fritters recipe! Plus, my kids have no clue how much zucchini they ate in one meal.

    • Valentina's Corner 02/25/2019, 5:57 pm Link Reply

      I especially love recipes that I can sneak veggies into and my kids not complain. This is definitely one of them. 🙂

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