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Stack of Zucchini Fritters topped with sour cream on a white plate.
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5 from 2 votes

Easy Zucchini Pancakes (Zucchini Fritters)

These zucchini pancakes (also known as zucchini fritters) are a fun way to use up zucchini. They are easy to make and tasty too!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Zucchini Pancake
Servings: 12 fritters
Calories: 80kcal


  • 3 cups grated zucchini
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/4 cup minced white onion
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil divided use


  • In a medium bowl, combine the zucchini, eggs, onion, flour, mozzarella cheese, cayenne pepper, basil, garlic, and salt. Stir well enough to distribute ingredients evenly.
  • Get a large heavy skillet heating over medium-high heat. Pour in about 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil into the pan to coat.
  • Working 3 or 4 at a time, drop heaping spoonfuls of the zucchini mixture into the hot oil in the pan. Press down on it a little to flatten slightly. 
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown. 



*Great served with a little marinara sauce or sour cream.
**Can be served on a bun or roll as a sandwich/slider.


Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 105mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0.5mg