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Zucchini Meatballs Recipe

Zucchini Meatballs Recipe

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This Zucchini Meatballs Recipe will become a family favorite. It’s meatless and made with zucchini, herbs and cheese and served with your favorite marinara sauce. 

These Zucchini Meatballs are the perfect dish for Meatless Mondays or if you are a vegetarian.

My whole family gobbled them up, including the kids who had no idea they were jam packed with veggies. I think as parents, we are always struggling to find new ways to get our children to eat their veggies. 

I love the versatility of zucchini. From my favorite zoodles to zucchini bread and more, it is just a delicious vegetable! Once the farm stands open, the kids and I love to visit and pick out our own seasonal produce. I love to buy the biggest Zucchini we can find!

These zucchini meatballs are now on our list of our favorite things to do with zucchini!

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How to Make my Zucchini MeatBalls Recipe: 

You will need: 

First things first, you need to grate a zucchini. Wash and dry a large zucchini. I use a cheese grater and gently grate the zucchini just like I would a block of cheese. 

Add a paper towel or kitchen towel to a medium sized bowl. Add the grated zucchini to the lined bowl. 

Season the zucchini with some salt and with the towel, wring out the moisture. 

Add the zucchini to a new bowl.

Then add in bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasonings, salt and pepper and eggs.

Mix well. Scoop out 1 dozen Zucchini Meatballs using our hands or I like to use a scooper to make sure they are all evenly sized. 

Add your Zucchini Meatballs to an oven-proof skillet or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake for about 20-25 minutes.

Serve your Zucchini Meatballs with your favorite sauce and pasta (or for more zucchini goodness, try zoodles!

zucchini meatballs

Zucchini Meatballs Recipe

Zucchini Meatballs Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This Zucchini Meatballs Recipe will become a family favorite. It's meatless and made with zucchini, herbs and cheese and served with your favorite marinara sauce. 

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • salt, pepper, basil and italian seasoning to taste
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Instructions

    1. First things first, you need to grate a zucchini. Wash and dry a large zucchini.
    2. I use a cheese grater and gently grate the zucchini just like I would a block of cheese. 
    3. Add a paper towel or kitchen towel to a medium sized bowl. Add the grated zucchini to the lined bowl. 
    4. Season the zucchini with some salt and with the towel, wring out the moisture. 
    5. Add the zucchini to a new bowl.
    6. Then add in bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasonings, salt and pepper and eggs.
    7. Mix well.
    8. Scoop out 1 dozen golf-ball sized Zucchini "Meatballs" using our hands or I like to use a scooper to make sure they are all evenly sized. 
    9. Add your Zucchini Meatballs to an oven-proof skillet or a baking sheet greased with the olive oil.
    10. Bake the zucchini meatballs for about 20-25 minutes at 350.
    11. Serve your Zucchini Meatballs with your favorite sauce and pasta (or for more zucchini goodness, try zoodles!)

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Crystal

Saturday 12th of September 2020

It doesn’t say what temp to bake the meatballs at and it doesn’t say when to add the olive oil.

momma lew

Saturday 12th of September 2020

I updated it. Thank you!

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Lauryn R

Tuesday 28th of June 2016

These sound delicious!! I love zucchini, it's definitely one of my favorites! :) I will have to make this for the kids and I one day! The hubs definitely wouldn't go for it, unfortunately!

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Marci

Friday 6th of May 2016

Yay for meatless meatballs! I have some zucchini from Door to Door that I'm going to make these with, thanks!