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Plate of zucchini tots served with ketchup
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Zucchini Tots

Zucchini Tots are a low-carb gluten-free alternative to classic tater tots. They've oven-baked, cheesy, tender and perfect as an appetizer!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 115kcal
Author Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the grated zucchini into a kitchen towel and squeeze all excess liquid out. Discard the liquid. It should come out to 1 cup packed after the liquid is squeezed out.
  • Transfer the dried zucchini into a medium bowl. Add the egg, cheese, panko breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning and onion powder. Season with salt and pepper, and then combine until mixture sticks together.
  • Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the mixture and form into small ovals, like the shape of tater tots. Makes about 16.
  • Place the tater tots on the greased baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, turning halfway through, until they’re golden.
  • Serve warm with ketchup or other dipping sauce.

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Notes

Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last up to 4 days in the fridge. Reheat in the microwave, or in a toaster oven. 
Freezing Instructions: You can also freeze the tater tots before or after cooking them.
  • To freeze them prior to cooking, lay them on a flat baking dish in the freezer for at least 4 hours. When frozen, place them in an airtight bag. Thaw in the fridge overnight and cook per instructions.
  • To freeze them after cooking, cool them completely, and then store them in a freezer-safe airtight bag. To re-heat, thaw in the fridge overnight and bake in a 350°F oven until heated through.
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However here are some common substitutes that would work well in this recipe.
  • Instead of eggs, you can use a flax egg. Replace one egg with 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoons water. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes before incorporating into the mixture. You can also use low-fat buttermilk.
  • If you prefer not to use breadcrumbs, you can use a gluten-free flour like almond flour or oat flour.

Nutrition

Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 333IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 1mg