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veggie nuggets on a plate next to sour cream

Veggie Nuggets

A few ingredients and about 15 minutes is all you need for this quick lunch or snack idea.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 9 nuggets
Calories 92kcal


  • ½ c. Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¼ tsp. Garlic powder
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 zucchini’s shredded
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbs olive oil or vegetable oil


  • Grate or shred your zucchini and remove excess moisture. You can either sprinkle some salt on it to remove moisture or simply use your hands and squeeze the juices out.
  • Next in a bowl, mix shredded zucchini, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper, garlic powder, flour and egg. Combine until well incorporated.
  • Then you'll want to add some oil into a pan. You want to put just enough oil to cover the surface for a shallow fry.
  • Using a cookie scooper or a spoon, add the mixture onto the pan. If using a scooper, just scoop each individually and then use spoon to form your pattie or nugget shape.
  • Brown on both sides
  • Serve with ketchup, sour cream, or ranch dip.


Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 216IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 1mg