Easy Squash Fritters


A great way to use that summer excess of zucchini or yellow squash. Everyone loves these fritters, even kids. In the summer we have these at least once a week. They go well as a side with almost anything.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
8 fritters


  • 2 cups seeded, grated summer squash

  • ½ cup all-purpose baking mix (such as Bisquick®)

  • cup milk

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 pinch garlic and herb seasoning, or more to taste

  • cup oil for frying, or as needed


  1. Mix grated squash, baking mix, milk, egg, Parmesan cheese, butter, salt, pepper, and garlic-herb seasoning together in a large bowl.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Drop tablespoonfuls of the batter into the hot oil about 1 inch apart. Cook for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes; flip and continue cooking until lightly browned on the second side. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with remaining batter, adding oil to the skillet as needed.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute Mexican cheese blend for the Parmesan cheese if preferred.

For variety, you can add minced jalapeno, chopped green chile, or minced scallions.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

80 Calories
5g Fat
6g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 80
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 176mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 5mg 24%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 111mg 2%

* 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.

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