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5 from 14 votes

Zucchini Cheddar Pancakes

A savory zucchini pancake
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 85kcal
Author: Kathy


  • 2 whole medium zucchini grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt for sprinkling on grated zucchini
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 2 whole eggs lightly beaten,
  • teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


  • Place grated zucchini in a colander. Sprinkle with salt and let sit for 10 minutes allowing excess moisture to drain off zucchini.
  • Squeeze zucchini and place in a clean, dry towel. Squeeze off all excess moisture. Place zucchini in a mixing bowl.
  • Sprinkle flour over zucchini and toss to coat.
  • Mix in cheese.
  • Add eggs and mix until incorporated.
  • Mix in salt and pepper.
  • Place heaping scoops of mixture onto a hot, greased skillet. Flatten out scoop to make a flat pancake.
  • Cook for approximately 3 minutes per side.
  • Serve with cilantro lime crema or maple syrup!


  • 2 medium zucchini is approximately 2 cups of shredded zucchini.
  • To make the crema, take ¼ cup sour cream and mix in juice from ½ lime ( 1 Tablespoon) , zest from ½ lime  ( 1 teaspoon) and a tablespoon of chopped cilantro.


Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 411mg | Potassium: 22mg | Vitamin A: 140IU | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 0.5mg