These delicious little tots are just as yummy as their potato cousins. Easy to make, delicious to dip, and a great way to use up extra zucchini from the garden!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
24 tots
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place zucchini in a colander or strainer set over a bowl and sprinkle a pinch of salt over the top; let liquid drain from zucchini for 1 hour. Press zucchini with a paper towel to remove any excess liquid.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a mini-muffin pan with cooking spray.

  • Stir zucchini, bread crumbs, Cheddar cheese, onion, eggs, black pepper, oregano, basil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, rosemary, garlic powder, and sage together in a large bowl. Spoon zucchini mixture into prepared muffin cups, filling each cup and flattening mixture to be even with the top of the muffin pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until browned, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

162 calories; protein 9.4g; carbohydrates 13.5g; fat 8.1g; cholesterol 107.8mg; sodium 412mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/20/2020
I liked it. The second time I made it I left off the Italian seasonings and put a little spicy seasonings and it was more to our local tasting. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/30/2015
Zucchini Tots Haiku: "So here is the thing. These were just adorable like their namesake 'tot.'" My daughter and husband perked up at hearing "Tots!" w/ dinner and I thought these wouldn't disappoint as whether it's shredded potato or shredded zucchini we love both smooshed baked and/or fried in any shape. But these were just too heavily seasoned w/ too many unnecessary spices and herbs. I'm just realizing now that I used parmesan cheese instead of cheddar too and maybe I'm glad for that since all of the flavors seem to jive in a more Italian style than cheddar-ey. The texture was more soft and quiche-like even though I baked them closer to 30 min. so if I was to make a similar recipe I would drastically simplify the spices and herbs possibly increase the bread crumbs and bake a little longer. But they were cute and maybe would've been better suited as a quick hors d'oeuvres bite rather than a full side dish. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
03/30/2015
Zucchini Tots Haiku: "So here is the thing. These were just adorable like their namesake 'tot.'" My daughter and husband perked up at hearing "Tots!" w/ dinner and I thought these wouldn't disappoint as whether it's shredded potato or shredded zucchini we love both smooshed baked and/or fried in any shape. But these were just too heavily seasoned w/ too many unnecessary spices and herbs. I'm just realizing now that I used parmesan cheese instead of cheddar too and maybe I'm glad for that since all of the flavors seem to jive in a more Italian style than cheddar-ey. The texture was more soft and quiche-like even though I baked them closer to 30 min. so if I was to make a similar recipe I would drastically simplify the spices and herbs possibly increase the bread crumbs and bake a little longer. But they were cute and maybe would've been better suited as a quick hors d'oeuvres bite rather than a full side dish. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
06/29/2015
These were ok. There is a lot going on seasoning wise too much in my opinion. These took longer than 20 minutes to kind of crisp up. Thanks for the interesting recipe but if I were to make these again I'd cut back on the spices and use a blend of Italian cheeses. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/20/2015
Good flavor but needs more substance. Maybe I'll add extra bread crumbs next time. Also a tad overseasoned. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2016
Loved this! I added pepper jack cheese for a little pop. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2015
We liked these a lot! I was looking for something different to do with zucchini and these little gems fit the bill! Plus I love the herbs particularly rosemary and sage! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2017
These were the perfect solution to a lot of zucchini from the garden. I used Seasoned Italian Breadcrumbs but otherwise followed the recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2016
Delicious! I prepared the recipe for the first time and served the tots to my relatives as an appetizer. We all loved the flavors. Perfect recipe -- easy to make. I chose sharp provolone cheese and may try cheddar next time. Also after reading the reviews I baked them at 375 for 20 minutes and the texture was perfect. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2018
Very tasty. I only put in oregano not all the other spices. My reason for only 4 stars was I expected the outside to get crunchier. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
09/18/2016
Needs a bit tweaking to individual tastes but easy enough to do. Good. Read More
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