recipe for zucchini pancakes

Amazing Recipe for Zucchini Pancakes

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This savory recipe for zucchini pancakes is unbelievably easy to whip up and is a great way to use up some of that abundant zucchini harvest. 

I’m always looking for new ways to use up my zucchini harvest. I’ve made zucchini pie with our homemade all-purpose baking mix,  but I wanted to try something a little different.  After a bit of experimenting, I came up with this recipe for zucchini pancakes. The’re a bit like potato pancakes and great with a little dollop of sour cream. 

These savory pancakes are unbelievably easy to whip up.

zucchini pancakes

Making the Recipe for Zucchini Pancakes

First,  grate your zucchini with a vegetable grater, box grater, or a Kitchenaid mixer with a grater attachment (my preferred method). 

Then you’ll want to drain the zucchini completely by placing it in a collander and squeezing it thouroughly to remove as much liquid as possible. After squeezing out the liquid, use a clean, non-linty dish cloth or paper towels to blot the shredded zucchini. Then toss them in a bowl with all of your other ingredients and mix well.

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Next, simply scoop the mixture out by the spoonful and onto a hot oiled skillet.  Use a spatula to flatten them out to resemble a pancake. Cook for a minute or two on each side until they’re golden brown and the edges are crispy. 

recipe for zucchini pancakes

These pancakes are so tasty, wonderfully nutritious, and a great way to use up some of that excess zucchini.  The best part is, you can serve them as a snack, an appetizer, or even a light lunch! 

You’re going to love this recipe for zucchini pancakes.

zucchini pancakes

Savory Zucchini Pancakes

Barbi Gardiner
These Zucchini Pancakes are an easy and tasty way to use up some excess zucchini. Add a little shredded onion or your favorite herbs and spices to give them a savory kick.
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Prep Time 16 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people



  • 1-1/2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons homemade baking mix
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • Sour cream optional


  • Place zucchini in a colander and let stand a few minutes to drain.
  • Squeeze zucchini and blot dry with paper towels.
  • In a bowl, mix egg, cheese, baking mix and pepper. Add zucchini; mix well.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Drop four pancakes into skillet; press gently with spatula to flatten. Cook until golden brown, 2 minutes per side. If desired, serve with sour cream.
Keyword all purpose baking mix, baking mix recipes, pancakes, zucchini pancakes
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I hope you’ve enjoyed this recipe for zucchini pancakes as much as my family loves it. If you’re looking for other ways to use up your garden harvests or are interested in cooking with wild edibles or foraged foods, check out the recipe index or the links below for more ideas. I’m adding new recipes every week!

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