{Recipe Files}: Zucchini Tots

I mentioned a few weeks ago that MG and I attempted zucchini tots from Damn Delicious (well, I did...MG was a great sous chef!) and they turned out pretty well! Definitely a healthier option when you're craving those tots!!
What You Need:
~2 zucchini, shredded
~2 carrots, peeled and shredded*
~1/2 C Panko bread crumbs
~2 large eggs
~1/4 C shredded cheddar cheese
~2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
~1/2 tsp dried basil
~1/2 tsp dried oregano
~1/4 tsp garlic powder
~1/4 tsp onion powder
~Pinch of cajun seasoning
~salt and pepper to taste

*I used baby carrots and just put them into my food processor and it worked just fine.
What You Do:
1. Preheat the oven to 400F then spray a baking sheet or use a silpat baking mat on the baking sheet.

2. Put the grated zucchini in a colander in the sink, add salt, and toss it to combine. Let it sit for a bit before squeezing the water out using a towel. A LOT of the "juice" will come out which is what you want!

3. In a large bowl, add in the squeezed zucchini, carrots, Panko, eggs, cheeses, and the seasonings. Basically that whole list of ingredients, dump it in and mix it all together!
4. Taking small amounts of the mixture, form it into tots and place on the baking sheet.
5. Bake until crisp and golden brown. Original recipe says 16-18 minutes, but ours took about 20 or a little while longer.
6. Serve right away with whatever you like to eat your tots with! We ate ours with ketchup (and a pesto grilled cheese!) and they were tasty!


  1. I could totally get the kids to eat these, thanks for sharing!!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  2. Jenn, these look delicious!!! I love zucchini and have made cauliflower tots but never thought about zucchini....I'm so in!!! YUM!!

  3. Oh man - I want these for breakfast!! I've never tried to make my own tots before!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. well now i'm hungry - this looks so yummy! never thought to make homemade tots and these are healthy so i'm sold!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  5. Mmmm. Tots are tasty! What a perfect pairing with the pesto grilled cheese!

  6. YUM! I love healthy treats that are super yummy! These look delish :-D
    Green Fashionista

  7. These look delicious & so easy to make! Might have to try it out sometime soon :)

  8. Those look delish! In my mind, every tot must pair with ketchup!! And pesto grilled cheese?! Genius!!! XOXOX, R

  9. Wahoo! I've been waiting for this recipe! I will definitely have to try them... hopefully the kids won't notice the flecks of green in them... I swear they are ridiculous when it comes to food these days.

  10. Those look heavenly and I just might be able to get my kids to eat them.

  11. Looks delish!!! Did you have any issues squeezing out all of the liquid? I have made zucchini pizza crust before, and it was quite a project to get out all of the juice so that the crust would get crispy!

  12. Yum! These look like the perfect little side!

  13. These sound delicious! I love zucchini but get bored with the one or two recipes I use so I will have to try some tots next!

  14. Oooh these look good! Thank you for sharing.

  15. These sound delicious! I'm going to make them, I bet even the kids would like these (hopefully!)

  16. These look so good! I'm not a veggie fan at all but lately I've been making zucchini quiche and zucchini chocolate chip bread. I think these would be another good way for me to sneak in the vegetables!

  17. Well, I'll totally have to try these! Tater tots are my favorite! And a pesto grilled cheese sounds delightful! xx, I'm Fixin' To


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