Garlic & Onion Savory Zucchini Fritters

Garlic, onion, & cheddar cheese – mixed with shredded zucchini to make the BEST Zucchini Fritters. I like to top mine with sour cream & green onions – so good!

Garlic & Onion Zucchini Fritters topped with sour cream and chopped green onions

Do y’all have veggie gardens? I have one every year, and I just love going out in the backyard & picking the fresh vegetables that have grown. Right now, our squash & zucchini are in growth overload. With all this fresh produce popping out of my garden in record numbers, I’ve been doing all sorts of things with them. One of the ways I’ve use up my fresh zucchini is a favorite recipe of mine, & my entire family.

These Garlic & Onion Savory Zucchini Fritters are so delicious, even my most pickiest eaters (my kids!) can’t get enough of them & wolf them down. They also freeze beautifully, so go ahead and use up all that zucchini and make a bunch! They are fantastic snacks, lunches, side dishes, appetizers, etc – and you seal in that fresh taste of summer with it too.

zucchini fritters topped with sour cream and green onions

These are delicious all by themselves, my youngest eats them plain & seriously can’t get enough of them. The rest of my family & I top these with sour cream & diced green onions; it’s definitely our favorite way to eat them. However, ranch dressing is a close second. We also sometimes dip them in Chipotle Ranch Sauce (a Whole30 version is available here)

They are quite easy to make. I can literally make a batch of these in 15 minutes flat, and that includes mixing time. The ingredients needed are minimal, and you may even have everything on hand to make these already because what goes into them are all very basic ingredients that many of us keep in our kitchens as it is.

Tell me more about freezing them!

Yes, you can freeze these and they freeze great! I use my food saver to seal them up but you can also use freezer safe bags (or foil). Just try to get as much of the air out as possible!

When you reheat them – you can thaw them and heat them in the skillet, or you can reheat them in the oven on 350 to 400 degrees from thawed or frozen.

The absolute best way to reheat these is from frozen with an air fryer! 

Yes, an air fryer! Just take them out of the freezer and pop them into the air fryer until hot! My air fryer has a French fry setting and that’s the setting that I put mine on, but I check it to make sure it doesn’t get overcooked. They turn out nice and crispy and just like fresh with this method.

Zucchini Fritters with sour cream and green onions

I am SO in love with this recipe, and I’m pretty sure you will be too.

If you want to spice it up, you can easily add some minced jalapeño and/or hot sauce to kick it up a little. There are honestly so many ways to add different flavors to these so feel free to get creative!

Garlic, onion, & cheddar cheese - mixed with shredded zucchini to make the BEST Zucchini Pancakes you've ever had. I like to top mine with sour cream & green onions. They are so very easy to make with minimal ingredients & can be whipped up in under 15 minutes! SO GOOD!! | @MrsHappyHomemaker

Garlic & Onion Savory Zucchini Fritters

Cook Time 10 minutes


  • 2 cups shredded zucchini excess moisture squeezed out with paper towels, but doesn't have to be completely dry - just the excess removed
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 2-3 tablespoons of minced garlic you can also use 1.5 tablespoons garlic powder
  • minced jalapeños and/or hot sauce to taste (optional)
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 3/4 cups bisquick
  • vegetable oil to cover bottom of pan or griddle
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • sour cream & green onions to top optional


  • In a large bowl, combine the zucchini, cheese, onion, garlic, jalapenos/hot sauce if using, and salt & pepper to taste. Stir in the eggs & bisquick.
  • Pour enough oil in a skillet or griddle to cover the bottom & heat on medium high heat. Once the oil is hot, scoop the batter into the pan in 1/2 cup size portions (or use less or more depending on how big or small you'd like your fritters to be).
  • Cook until browned, about 4 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels or a wire rack over a baking sheet. Season with salt to taste while still hot.
  • Serve by themselves or top with sour cream & green onions - or serve alongside ranch dressing.

Easy Homemade Zucchini Fritters - they freeze great too! Love these!!!! Great way to use up all that zucchini from the garden

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