These cheesy zucchini balls are delicious keto appetizers or snacks with only 1.6 grams of net carbs per serving.
Baked keto zucchini Balls an easy healthy appetizer
Those baked keto zucchini balls are perfect snacks or appetizers with a delicious cheesy texture and garlic flavor. They are very easy to make using only a few simple ingredients:
- Zucchini – keep the skin on to add fiber and decrease net carbs. Zucchini is a perfectly low-carb vegetable.
- Almond flour or almond meal – Learn how to choose the best keto flours.
- Psyllium husk
- Hard grated cheese – grated mozzarella is my favorite as it gives the best cheesy texture to those zucchini bites. You can also use mature cheddar or Emmental. Learn which dairy products are keto-friendly.
How to enjoy your zucchini bites?
They are delicious warm appetizers or snacks. But they become even better when dipped into homemade guacamole or sour cream.
You can also serve them cold into your kids’ lunchboxes. My kids are big fans of these and bring them to school many times per month. They dip them into my keto sugar-free ketchup recipe.
I very much inspired this recipe from my spinach balls recipe. This time I added some dried Italian herbs and garlic to the batter. The texture is very soft and cheesy inside but and crunchy on the outside, with zucchini bits all around the balls.
A quick make-ahead keto appetizer
It takes less than 20 minutes to prepare these zucchini balls, and they freeze very well.
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As a result, they are very handy make-ahead appetizers for the holiday season or game night. Plus, you can create a large range of flavors playing with spices and cheese to surprise your guests every time!
More keto party food
I hope you guys enjoy this new keto appetizer recipe. If so I recommend you try the other low-carb party food below to pair with the zucchini bites.
- Eggplant pizza bites – bite-size pizza without the crust.
- Spinach cheese balls – a cheesy spinach appetizer.
- Cauliflower dip – tastes like hummus without the beans and carbs!
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Zucchini Balls Baked
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- 1 ½ cup Grated zucchini packed, squeeze to remove all juice
- 3 large Beaten Eggs
- 3 Garlic Clove finely crushed
- 1 cup Almond Flour
- 2 tablespoon s Whole Psyllium Husk
- 1 tablespoon Dried oregano or dried parsley, or Italian mix
- ½ teaspoon Cumin
- ½ tablespoon Ground paprika
- 1 cup Grated Mozzarella or cheddar
- 1 teaspoon salt
Classic version - not keto
Homemade Sugar free ketchup to dip
- 1 batch sugar free ketchup
- Preheat oven to 370°F (200°C).
- Wash the zucchini and remove the ends. Keep the skin on. Finely grate using a manual grater.
- Squeeze the grated zucchini in a clean towel to extract all the zucchini juice then pack the dried grated zucchini into a measuring cup. Measure 1 1/2 cup, set aside in a bowl.
- Stir in the beaten eggs, crushed garlic, almond flour, psyllium husk, dried herbs, cumin, paprika, salt, and grated mozzarella cheese.
- Combine with a spoon, then knead with your hands, squeezing the batter to ensure that all the ingredients come together. It should take 1 minute of squeezing/kneading until it forms a consistent batter.
- Form 18 zucchini balls, golf size balls rolling the batter within your hands.
- Place each ball onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. If your parchment paper tends to stick to food, brush a teaspoon of olive oil on top to prevent the zucchini balls from sticking to the paper.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes or until the outside is golden and crispy.
- Store up to 3 days in the fridge in an airtight container.
- Freeze the baked zucchini bites in an airtight container leaving half a thumb of space between each ball to make sure they don't stick to each other.
- Rewarm in hot oven 150°C (300°F) on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until hot in the middle and crispy outside. No need to defrost before rewarming.
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