Parmesan Zucchini Patties


Worth the effort. Everyone likes them.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
14 patties


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 4 cups shredded zucchini

  • 2 large onions, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • teaspoon ground thyme

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup crushed saltine crackers

  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese (Optional)

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil, or as needed

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste (Optional)


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir zucchini, onion, and garlic in hot oil until vegetables are limp and moisture evaporates, about 5 minutes. Stir basil, parsley, black pepper, and thyme into the vegetables; remove from heat. Transfer zucchini mixture to a large mixing bowl.

  2. Stir eggs, crushed crackers, and 1 cup Parmesan cheese into the zucchini mixture until it binds together; shape into 14 3-inch patties.

  3. Pour enough vegetable oil in a skillet to reach about 1/2 inch deep; heat over medium-high heat.

  4. Cook patties, 3 to 4 at a time, in hot oil until well browned, about 2 minutes per side. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

262 Calories
19g Fat
14g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 7
Calories 262
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 343mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 16mg 80%
Calcium 185mg 14%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 303mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.