Crispy Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Appetizers, Sides
Zucchini Fritters

Are you looking for a delicious and healthy snack that’s perfect for a party, or just to munch on throughout the week? Look no further – these Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters are sure to be a hit!

Packed with grated vegetables, parmesan cheese and whole wheat flour, these crispy little fritters can be made in either the air fryer or the oven. Dunk them in your favorite sauce for the ultimate game day snack or party appetizer. Let’s get started!

How To Make Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters

Start by grating your zucchini and placing it in a colander or cheesecloth. Lightly sprinkle with salt and let sit for 10 minutes to an hour. This will help draw out some of the moisture from the zucchini so your fritters don’t become soggy. Once done, squeeze out as much liquid as possible from the zucchini and transfer it into a large bowl.

Add grated carrots, grated onion, minced garlic, parmesan cheese, egg, whole wheat flour, chopped fresh parsley and black pepper to the bowl with the zucchini. Stir the mixture until everything is well combined. Scoop mounds of the mixture using a spoon or ice cream scoop and flatten each scoop into a round fritter shape.

Now it’s time to cook the fritters! If you’re using an air fryer, cook on them at 375 degrees for 10 minutes, then flip cook for another five minutes until golden brown on both sides.

If you are baking the fritters in the oven, set the temperature to 400 degrees and bake for 25 minutes until golden.

Healthy Hacks

Zucchini Fritters are the perfect way to make a delectable snack, and thanks to their air fryer recipe they’re extra crispy while still being really healthy. This recipe makes four servings at just 103 calories per serving. On a Nutrisystem weight loss plan? Log them into your NuMi app journal as half of a PowerFuel and one Vegetable.

Serve these Crispy Zucchini Fritters warm as is, or top them with sour cream, yogurt or tzatziki dip! They’re also good with hummus and salsa.

Serve them as a side dish with grilled chicken, fish or steak. You could also enjoy them over a salad for a plant-based meal!

Have fun and customize these fritters to your liking. Use your favorite spices and herbs to add a flavor that you truly love. Like a little heat? Add cayenne pepper or cumin for some spice. Other tasty spices and herbs include turmeric, smoked paprika, onion powder, oregano or rosemary. However, you serve them, you won’t be disappointed!

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Servings: 4

Calories per Serving: 103

On Nutrisystem, Count As: ½ PowerFuel and 1 Vegetable


  • 2 zucchinis, grated
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1/2 onion, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbsp. whole wheat flour
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper


  1. Place grated zucchini in a colander or cheesecloth and lightly sprinkle with salt. Let zucchini sit for 10 minutes to an hour and then squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
  2. Transfer zucchini into a large bowl. Add carrots, onion, garlic, cheese, egg, flour, parsley and black pepper. Stir mixture until well combined.
  3. Scoop mounds of mixture and flatten into a round fritter shape.
  4. Cook fritters in air fryer at 375°F for 10 minutes. Flip and cook for another 5 minutes. If using the oven, bake at 400°F for 25 minutes.
  5. Eat as is or top with sour cream, yogurt, tzatziki dip or another other sauce.
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