Loaded with zucchini, cheese, and flavor, these easy, baked cheesy Zucchini Bites are a tasty snack, but they’re also delicious with brunch. I love that they puff up in the oven, and they get so nice and golden brown when baking. Ideal as an appetizer, a lunchbox snack, or even with brunch, these tasty bites are always a hit!

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If you love zucchini or are looking for a way to get your kids to eat more veggies, these cute Zucchini Bites are perfect! These zucchini puffs are the perfect balance of cheese, zucchini, and egg. There’s more cheese than egg in them, so they bake up nice and golden brown without an eggy flavor.

Zucchini Bites

The zucchini in them cooks down, so you get plenty of zucchini without an overload of zucchini flavor, and with both gruyere and Parmesan cheese in them, there’s plenty of cheesy goodness.

zucchini egg bites

I serve these easy Zucchini Bites on brunch boards, but they’re also a great snack. They transport well and can be eaten at room temperature, so they’re great for picnics. I’ll often take a batch of these to BBQs and gatherings. Everyone loves them, and they get gobbled up so quickly! 

You’ll need a mini muffin pan for these bites, but you could make them in a standard muffin pan, but you’ll have to cook them longer. No matter how you make them, these Zucchini Bites are delicious! 

taking a bite of zucchini egg bite

Why I love this recipe

  • Zucchini Bites are a great way to use up zucchini, and everyone loves them!
  • They’re delicious hot from the oven, at room temperature, or chilled.
  • It’s an easy recipe to double if you need to feed a crowd.

ingredients for egg bites

Gather these ingredients

  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt and white pepper
  • Milk – Any kind of milk.
  • Egg – Just 1!
  • Gruyere cheese – Shredded.
  • Parmesan cheese – Shredded or grated.
  • Zucchini – Grated.

grating zucchini

How to make the best Zucchini Bites

Zucchini puffs or bites – no matter what you call them, here’s how to make them! [Print full recipe below.]

  1. Preheat your oven to 375-F and spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray.
  2. Coarsely grate the zucchini and add it to a flat plate. Push down on the zucchini with paper towels to remove some of the moisture. Repeat until the zucchini is mostly dry.
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  4. Mix the egg and milk in another bowl until combined. Add the egg-milk mixture to the flour mixture and stir well.
  5. Fold in the dry zucchini along with the gruyere and Parmesan cheeses. 
  6. Spoon the mixture into the prepared mini muffin pan, then bake at 375-F until they are puffed up, and the center isn’t gooey.
  7. Remove the pan from the oven, pop them out of the pan to cool, and enjoy!

making Baked Cheesy Zucchini Bites

How to tell when Zucchini Bites are cooked

It can be hard to tell when these bite-sized zucchini treats are cooked. I use a toothpick and test them just like a muffin. Insert the toothpick, and if it comes out gooey with egg and flour, they’re not cooked. If it comes out clean, they’re cooked! 

cheesy egg bites

Tips & substitutions

  • Getting the zucchini dry is key to this recipe. You can also try balling the shredded zucchini up in a clean kitchen towel and squeezing out the excess water.
  • For richer, more indulgent bites, use cream (half and half or even heavy whipping cream) instead of milk.
  • Swap out the cheese! Use your favorite cheeses in this recipe. Cheddar, Pepper Jack, mozzarella, and even smoked gouda would all be good picks.

Serving suggestions

Zucchini bites are amazing on their own, as a side dish, or can even be the main meal! Serve them with your favorite sauce, aioli, ranch, salsa, or even guacamole are all delicious with them, or just nibble on them as they are. I love serving these bites with breakfast scrambles or a tasty frittata.  I’ve also served them with light lunch fare, like a turkey sandwich board or spicy tuna wraps.

a pile of Baked Cheesy Zucchini Bites


Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. You can enjoy the bites cold, at room temperature, or warm them for a few seconds in the microwave.

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Baked Cheesy Zucchini Bites

Try these Easy Zucchini Puffs Recipe! They're loaded with grated zucchini and cheddar cheese, so you'll get loads of flavor in every bite. 2 bites per serving!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Yield: 12
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  • ¾ cup flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup shredded Gruyere cheese
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup grated zucchini


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Grate the zucchini and add to a plate. Push down on the zucchini with paper towels to get rid of the excess water. Repeat until the water is removed. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt and pepper.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the egg with the milk. Pour into the dry ingredients.
  • Add the shredded zucchini and both kinds of cheese to the batter and mix to combine.
  • Prepare mini muffin pans with cooking spray.
  • Spoon mixture into pans and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the center is done.
  • Remove from the oven; remove the zucchini bites from the pans and ENJOY!
  • Also delicious served cold.
  • Serve a platter with a side of aoli, Ranch dressing, salsa, or guac.
  • Serve with a side of bacon, fruit and mini cinnamon rolls for breakfast.
Cuisine: American
Course: Breakfast
Calories: 76kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.002g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 305mg, Potassium: 70mg, Fiber: 0.3g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 134IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 119mg, Iron: 1mg
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Baked Cheesy Zucchini Bites