These zucchini pancakes (also known as zucchini fritters) are a fun way to use up zucchini. They are easy to make and tasty too!

Close up of Zucchini Pancakes topped with sour cream.

Can I use gluten-free flour?

Yes, you can substitute many gluten-free flours and flour blends in this recipe. The flour acts as a binding agent so other flours will work just as well.

How long are zucchini pancakes good for? How do I reheat them?

Zucchini pancakes are best fresh but will stay good in the fridge for 2 to 3 days in an airtight container. It is not recommended to freeze these pancakes.

Zucchini pancakes/fritters can be reheated in the microwave, but for best results we recommend reheating them in a skillet on the stove. Heat 1-2 teaspoons of oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place the zucchini pancakes in the skillet and let them heat all the way through. This will provide the same crispy exterior as fresh zucchini fritters.

How do I grate my zucchini? How many zucchinis do I need for 1 cup of grated zucchini?

Use the large hole side of a cheese grater to grate zucchini for making zucchini fritters. Zucchinis vary in size. A good rule of thumb is that 1 zucchini will yield approximately 1 cup of grated zucchini.

PRO TIP: It’s a good idea to remove the excess moisture from grated zucchini. To do this simple pile your grated zucchini in a paper towel and wrap it up tightly to create a little ball. Give it a good squeeze over the sink to get any excess moisture out.

Grating Zucchini
Zucchini Pancake Mixture in a glass bowl.
Zucchini Fritters in Skillet


What do I serve zucchini fritters with?

Zucchini fritters can be served as a vegetarian main dish or as a vegetable side dish. They are most frequently served with either sour cream or a marinara sauce for dipping. Either way is delicious! Zucchini fritters can also be served up on a bun for a delicious vegetable slider or veggie burger.

Stack of Zucchini Fritters topped with sour cream on a white plate.

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