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Check out some of our favorite zucchini appetizers that are sure to get your guests' palates going. From deep-fried zucchini fries and chips to zucchini boats filled with pizza toppings, here are some of our favorite zucchini-based appetizers for your next soiree.

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By mahto

Rate this recipe 4.4/5 (7 Votes)
Roasted Zucchini Flatbread with Hummus, Arugula, Goat Cheese & Almonds 1 Picture
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Servings 4
Preparation time 10
Cooking time 40

  • 4 small zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch thick rounds, about 1 1/2 pounds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 round, pocketless whole-grain pita
  • 1/3 cup prepared hummus
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 lemon, quartered, for serving

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Skip the fries and and make these Crusty Parmesan Herb Zucchini Bites instead

  • 4 medium, fresh zucchini, sliced in half
  • 1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary & thyme, minced
  • Smidge olive oil
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
4.6/5 (35 Votes)

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An excellent snack or appetizer at any time or at a party

  • 1 medium zucchini, - 8 inches long
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk, homogenized
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 3/4 cup cracker crumb, saltines
  • 2 cups extra virgin olive oil (for deep frying) or 2 cups vegetable oil (for deep frying)
  • 1 package bearnaise sauce mix, 2 ounces
4.4/5 (10 Votes)

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Zucchini Tots will become a family favorite

  • 1 1/2 cups zucchini, shredded and lightly patted dry (about 1 1/2-medium zucchini)
  • 1 cup Italian seasoned panko bread crumbs, if you use non-seasoned panko bread crumbs, make sure to add Italian seasoning to your mix
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 large egg
4.4/5 (8 Votes)

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A new way to use up that abundance of fresh summer zucchini, just grate cheese and mix with corn to make savory pan...

  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 cups grated zucchini, about 1 large zucchini
  • 1 cup fresh sweet corn off the cob or frozen corn
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
4.5/5 (39 Votes)

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Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring! Get a serving of veggies with this tasty recipe for Low Carb Zucchini Hal...

  • Zucchini, cut in half
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic or garlic powder
  • Tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Mozzarella cheese or Parmesan cheese
4.5/5 (104 Votes)

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Super easy and delicious Zucchini Parmesan Crisps! A healthy snack or side that’s incredibly crunchy, crispy and

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup Panko, a Japanese-style breadcrumb and can be found in the Asian section of your local grocery store
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 zucchinis, thinly sliced, 1/4-inch thick rounds
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
4.5/5 (77 Votes)

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Love zucchini? Try this yummy Zucchini Cakes recipe with Ranch dressing - you'll be very happy you did, they're del

  • 1 large zucchini, grated
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Adobo spices
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
4.6/5 (47 Votes)

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A quick and easy treat the whole family will enjoy

  • 3 medium to large zucchini
  • 1 pound chicken, shredded
  • 18 slices pre-cooked bacon
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 18 toothpicks
4.4/5 (52 Votes)

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Zucchini boats are filled with a hearty ground beef, pepper and cheese mixture and then baked until tender

  • 4 large zucchini, sliced lengthwise and middle scooped out and reserved.
  • 3/4 pound ground beef or chicken
  • 1/2 cup chopped red, yellow or green peppers
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup of parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 green onion, sliced thin
4.8/5 (17 Votes)

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Crispy, oven-baked zucchini fries are a great alternative to potato fries

  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 2/3 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds zucchini, (about 3 medium), cut into 1/2-by-3-inch sticks
  • 2 egg whites
4.6/5 (30 Votes)

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I like to substitute whole wheat breadcrumbs for a healthier version of this deliciously cheesy appetizer!

  • Zucchini
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • A dash of pepper
4.5/5 (34 Votes)

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This super simple, quick recipe makes delicious and healthy Zucchini Fritters that are sure to be a hit on any appe...

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 red onion, grated
  • 1/2 zucchini, grated
  • 2 tablespoons grated carrot
4.5/5 (35 Votes)

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This frying batter is light and tasty, and originally came from a box of Argo cornstarch

  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 egg
4.5/5 (38 Votes)

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Feta and basil add terrific flavors to make this one of your favorite side dishes

  • 10 small zucchini (yellow & green)
  • 1 1/4 cups feta
  • 1 bunch basil
  • 1 pinch Espelette
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
4.7/5 (15 Votes)

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