Zucchini Pancakes Recipe

Zucchini pancakes are a delightful and nutritious way to enjoy this versatile vegetable. These pancakes are perfect as a side dish, a healthy snack, or even a light meal. They’re easy to make, and you can adjust the herbs to suit your taste preferences. Here’s how to whip up these delicious pancakes.


  • 2 cups grated zucchini or squash, squeezed to remove excess moisture
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs (such as parsley, dill, or chives)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil or cooking spray, for frying


  1. Prepare the Zucchini:
    • Grate the zucchini or squash, then place it in a colander or on a clean cloth. Add a little salt and let it sit for a few minutes. Squeeze out as much water as possible to ensure your pancakes aren’t soggy.
  2. Mix the Ingredients:
    • In a large bowl, combine the squeezed zucchini, beaten eggs, flour, grated Parmesan, chopped herbs, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Stir until the mixture is well combined. The batter should be thick enough to hold its shape but not too dry.
  3. Heat the Oil:
    • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add a generous amount of olive oil or coat with cooking spray.
  4. Cook the Pancakes:
    • For each pancake, drop a heaping tablespoon of the batter into the skillet. Flatten slightly with the back of the spoon to form rounds.
    • Cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until the pancakes are golden brown and the edges are crispy.
    • Transfer the cooked pancakes to a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  5. Serve:
    • Serve the zucchini pancakes warm. They are excellent on their own or with a dollop of sour cream, yogurt, or your favorite dipping sauce.

Optional Variations:

  • Add-ins: Mix in some finely chopped onions or bell peppers for an extra burst of flavor.
  • Cheese Varieties: Experiment with different types of cheese like cheddar or mozzarella for a different taste.
  • Spice It Up: For those who enjoy a bit more heat, add a pinch of chili flakes or cayenne pepper to the batter.


Zucchini pancakes are a fantastic way to make the most out of zucchini season. They are simple, versatile, and packed with flavor. Whether you’re looking for a quick breakfast option, a healthy snack, or a side dish for dinner, these pancakes are sure to please. Enjoy the crisp edges, soft centers, and the delightful flavors of fresh herbs and Parmesan in every bite!