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Zucchini Fritters

These cheesy, oven-baked fritters are a comforting and veggie-packed recipe. They are made with mostly pantry staples and require just a handful of minutes of active time to make!

Servings: 2 servings

Serving Size: 3 (153g) fritters

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Nutrition Facts: 288 calories / 28.5g carbs / 18g protein / 12g fat 

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups (225g) grated zucchini

  • ½ teaspoon salt (divided)

  • ½ cup (62g) all-purpose flour

  • 2 large (100g) eggs

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper

  • ½ cup (56g) “Kraft” reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Layer a sheet pan with parchment paper.

  2. Line a colander with paper towels or a clean kitchen towel. Place grated zucchini in the colander. Sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon salt. Let rest for 10 minutes.

  3. After 10 minutes, gently squeeze excess liquid from the zucchini. Set aside.

  4. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, eggs, paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt.

  5. Fold in the grated zucchini and shredded cheddar cheese until just combined.

  6. Portion 6 zucchini fritters out onto the parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Lightly press into 3-inch wide circles.

  7. Bake for 30 minutes total, flipping the fritters halfway through. Fritters are ready when cooked through and golden.

Notes:

  1. An equal amount of gluten-free all-purpose flour can be used to make this recipe gluten-free.

  2. Optional toppings: sour cream or plain Greek yogurt, chives, freshly ground blackpepper (macros not included).

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