Cheesy Zucchini Balls
These cheesy Zucchini Balls are delicious quick bites for any party platter, barbecue, or as a simple appetizer for Christmas or Thanksgiving.
Zucchini Balls are not only scrumptious, but they’re also gluten-free, keto-friendly, and have only 1.6 grams of net carbs per serving.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Zucchini Balls are amazing because:
- Ready In 30 Minutes
- Big Batch Ready
How To Make Zucchini Balls
These baked 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 the net carbs. Zucchini is a perfectly low-carb vegetable.
- Almond Flour – prefer ultra-fine almond flour over the grittier coarse almond meal. Learn how to choose the best keto flours.
- Psyllium Husk – a simple ingredient loaded with fiber and nutrients.
- 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 cheeses are keto-friendly.
Making The Zucchini Mixture
Grate the zucchini with a food processor.
This recipe is better when the zucchinis are as dry as possible. To do so, place the grated zucchinis in a clean towel and squeeze it as hard as you can.
Measure the grated zucchinis and place them in a large bowl.
Beat the eggs with an electric beater or a fork in another bowl and pour them on the grated zucchinis.
Add the garlic, almond flour, psyllium husk, dried herbs, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper, and mozzarella cheese freshly grated with a box grater.
Combine the zucchini ball batter with a spoon and start kneading with your hands when it becomes too sticky.
Baking The Balls
Form 18 zucchini balls using a mechanical ice cream scoop and roll the zucchini batter in your hands.
Place them on a large baking tray lined with lightly oiled parchment paper.
Bake the zucchini balls for 20 to 30 minutes at 400°F (200°C) until the zucchini balls start to turn golden and crispy.
Serving Zucchini Bites
You can store these zucchini balls for up to 3 days in the fridge in an airtight container.
If you want to make a large batch, double the recipe and 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 the zucchini balls in a hot oven at 300°F (150°C) on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until hot in the middle and crispy outside.
No need to defrost or thaw them before rewarming.
You can’t swap the egg in this recipe, but you can replace the psyllium husk and almond flour with non-keto ingredients.
- Almond Flour: Swap the Almond Flour and Psyllium Husk for Panko Breadcrumbs.
- Zucchini: if you don’t like zucchinis, make my Spinach Balls instead.
- Mozzarella: you can’t make this recipe without cheese, but if you don’t like the taste of mozzarella, you can use parmesan cheese instead.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can also cook them by frying them in an air fryer or in a frying pan over medium-high heat.
Zucchini Balls are best cooked in the oven, but you can also place them in an air fryer. Since you need to put them on a single layer, you have to bake several batches.
Zucchini Balls and courgette balls are the same things. Zucchini is the Italian name for the vegetable known as Courgette in France and several countries (UK, South Africa, etc.).
More Party Food Recipes
If you like this quick party-food recipe, I recommend trying the other low-carb party food below to pair with the zucchini bites.
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