Cheesy Pan-Fried Zucchini Rounds Recipe

Cheesy Pan-Fried Zucchini Rounds are a scrumptious and simple dish that combines the mild, fresh flavor of zucchini with the gooey delight of melted cheese. This recipe is perfect for a quick snack, a light lunch, or as a tasty side dish. The combination of crispy coating and cheesy topping makes these zucchini rounds irresistible.


  • 2 medium zucchinis, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 150g of grated cheese (Mozzarella or Cheddar are great choices)
  • 300g all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil for frying


  1. Prepare the Ingredients: Start by slicing the zucchinis into 1/4 inch thick rounds. Grate your choice of cheese, and have it ready. Beat the eggs in a bowl, and place the flour in another bowl. Season both the eggs and flour with a little salt and pepper.
  2. Dredge the Zucchini: Heat a large frying pan over medium heat and add enough oil to lightly coat the bottom. While the oil heats, dip each zucchini round first into the flour, ensuring it’s fully coated and shaking off any excess. Then, dip it into the beaten eggs, and back into the flour for a double coating.
  3. Fry the Zucchini: Once the oil is hot, place the flour-coated zucchini rounds in the pan. Cook them for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden and crispy.
  4. Add Cheese: After you flip the zucchini rounds, sprinkle a generous amount of grated cheese on top of each round while the second side is cooking. Allow the cheese to melt slightly before removing the rounds from the pan.
  5. Serve: Once the zucchini rounds are golden and the cheese is melted, transfer them to a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil. Serve warm for the best flavor and texture.


Cheesy Pan-Fried Zucchini Rounds are a delightful way to enjoy this versatile vegetable. The outer crust provides a satisfying crunch that perfectly complements the soft, melted cheese inside. These rounds can be customized with different types of cheese or added spices, such as paprika or garlic powder, to suit your taste preferences. Serve them as a standalone snack or alongside your favorite main dishes for a meal that’s sure to please. Enjoy the melty, cheesy goodness with every bite!