These Crispy Zucchini Fritters can be made right in your air fryer or they can be pan fried and ready to eat in 15 minutes. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, they make a great snack, vegetarian burger patty, or appetizer. Enjoy them with creamy sauce or refreshing salsa.

Prep Time5 mins

Cook Time10 mins

Total Time15 mins

Course: Appetizer, Snack

Cuisine: American

Diet: Vegetarian

Keyword: easy vegetable patties, zuchhini fritter recipes

Servings: 16

Calories: 78kcal


  • air fryer


  • 1 ½ cups grated zucchini
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper


Air Fryer Method

  • In a large bowl mix all ingredients until well combined.
  • Spray your air fryer basket with cooking spray. If using a toaster type air fryer, spray the cooking pan or tray. Shape about ¼ cup of the mix into patties and put into the basket or on the pan. Spray generously with the oil.
  • Air fry at 400°F or 204°C for 8-10 minutes, or until both sides begin to turn golden brown. Flip halfway through the cook time and spray lightly with oil again.
  • Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to cool.

Stovetop Method

  • Put about 1 tablespoon of oil into a skillet and heat over medium.
  • Shape ¼ cup of mix into patties and add to the skillet. Cook until golden brown, about 4-6 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to cool.


Avoid stacking the fritters as they cool. Instead, keep in a single layer to ensure they remain crispy.

Storing: keep in the fridge for up to 5 days or the freezer for up to 6 months. Eat them at room temperature or warmed in the microwave or air fryer. 


Serving: 2oz | Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 1mg