These cheesy zucchini balls are delicious keto appetizers or snack with only 1.6g of net carbs per serve.
Baked keto zucchini Balls an easy healthy appetizer
Those baked keto zucchini balls are perfect snacks or appetizer with a delicious cheesy texture and garlic flavor. They are very easy to make using only few simple ingredients:
Zucchini – keep skin on to add fiber and decrease net carbs
Almond flour or almond meal
Hard grated cheese – grated mozzarella is my favorite as it gives the best cheesy texture to those zucchini bites. Other tasty cheese are mature cheddar and emmental
How to enjoy your zucchini bites?
They are delicious warm appetizers or snack even better if dipped into homemade guacamole or sour cream. You can also serve them cold into kids lunchbox. My kids are big fans of these and bring them 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 in the batter. The texture is very soft, cheesy, with a crispy outside and crunchy zucchini bites all around the balls.
A quick make-ahead keto appetizer
It takes less than 20 minutes to prepare those zucchini balls and they freeze very well. Consequently. they are very handy make ahead appetizers for the holiday season or game night. Plus, you can create a large range of flavor 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 others low carb party food below to pair with the zucchini bites.
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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 beten 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 comes 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 balls onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. If your parchment paper tend to stick to food, brush a teaspoon of olive oil on top to avoid the zucchini balls to stick on 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 haf thumb space between each balls to make sure they don't stick to each other.
Rewarm in hot oven 150C (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.
Net carbs : 1.6 g per keto balls. Nutrition panel is for the keto recipe versionHerbs:feel free to use dried mint if preferred. If you don't like mint the recipe works without herbs or replace by your favorite herb like parsley, cilantro, dill or basil.Cheese options: this recipe works well with any hard grated cheese like cheddar, Colby cheese, emmental or mozzarella. Low fat cheese works as well. Use your favorite cheese flavor.Psyllium husk: don't use metamucil fiber supplement in my recipes, this is not the same product as whole psyllium husk fiber. Metamucil is a husk powder that is not suitable for baking keto bread. It will turn food dry, purple or blue.