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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 92 kcal


  • 1/2 c. Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. Garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 zucchini’s shredded
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbs olive oil or vegetable oil


  1. 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.
  2. Next in a bowl, mix shredded zucchini, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper, garlic powder, flour and egg. Combine until well incorporated.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Brown on both sides
  6. Serve with ketchup, sour cream, or ranch dip.
Nutrition Facts
Veggie Nuggets
Amount Per Serving
Calories 92 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 221mg9%
Potassium 140mg4%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 216IU4%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 165mg17%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.