3-Ingredient Squash Croquettes

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Appetizers, Customer Submitted, Sides, Snacks

Are you looking for a new and creative way to get in your vegetable servings? Using just three simple ingredients and a little salt and pepper, you can make these crispy, nutrient-packed Squash Croquettes.

This user generated recipe was submitted by our follower, Susie, through our Recipe Submission page. It is very special to her, as the recipe was passed down from her mother who put a lot of time into cooking for their family. Susie was tired of eating the same vegetables day in and day out. So, she took a look at her family recipes and adjusted this one to fit into the Nutrisystem program. We’re so happy that she took the time to submit this delicious recipe to help others on their weight loss journey!

We always love hearing about our members inspiring ideas and seeing the user generated content that they create. That’s why we launched a Recipe Submission page right here on The Leaf Weight Loss Blog! The Nutrisystem community is creative, generous and always ready to help another member in need of advice. By sharing your unique recipes for Flex meals, snacks and veggies, you can spread your knowledge and help someone else get closer to their goal.

One serving of these Squash Croquettes contains 98 calories and counts as one Vegetable and one PowerFuel on the Nutrisystem program. We recommend eating four servings of non-starchy vegetables every day for the best weight loss results. Log this simple, three-ingredient recipe in the NuMi app to keep track of your veggie servings and help you reach your goals! Click here to log this recipe in NuMi >

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Servings: 1

Calories per Serving: 98

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 PowerFuel and 1 Vegetable


  • ½ cup zucchini or summer squash, finely grated
  • 1 Tbsp. onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Spray a skillet with nonstick cooking spray and set to medium heat.
  3. Using a spoon, form mixture into croquettes and place into the skillet.
  4. Cook each croquette for a 2-3 minutes on each side until egg is cooked and croquettes are crispy. Remove from pan and enjoy.
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