Zucchini Tots

My home and freezer is no stranger to "steamer" bags of veggies.  Pop 'em in the microwave for a few minutes and you've got the perfect side.
It seems that every unique side dish out there that promotes health is somehow bean based (which I am not a fan of) or requires out-of-season vegetables for when I'm looking to make them.

Then Pinterest brought me this little beauty from Skinnytaste.

I swapped the cheese in her dish for Parmesan in mine.  We've still got a giant tub from Costco to use (remember my Alfredo sauce?) Plus it's delicious.

You'll need:
* 1 c grated zucchini, well drained with a tea or paper towel. (about 1 medium)
* 1 large egg
* 1/3 c seasoned breadcrumbs
* 1/3 c grated parmeasan (or any cheese of your liking)
* quarter onion diced - I used red because I like the color, but you can use whatever you have on hand.
* salt and pepper to taste

In a bowl, mix all ingredients together and press a tablespoon or so into a mini muffin tin.  Smoosh the mix firmly into each cup so your little tot doesn't fall apart when you dig them out after baking.

Bake at 400 for about 30 minutes, until golden brown.  Cool slightly and serve immediately.

These tots passed off to my kids as regular "tator tots" even though I dubbed them "faker tots."  One cup of zucchini has only 20 calories, so even with the cheese and breadcrumbs, these babies are much healthier than their spud counterparts.


momFITtingitallin said...

OMG I made these for dinner a few weeks ago AMAZING!!!

elise said...

new[est] follower. loving this post and your blog! can't wait to keep following along! thanks for linking up!

stop by sometime!

Winnie said...

These are simply GREAT
Very easy-to-make and they look beautiful and tempting

Suburbia Momma said...

Amazing! I have zucchinis sitting in my fridge with no idea what to do with them! Will be making these tonight!!

Mamabelly said...

These look amazing! I love zuccini and now I know what to make this weekend! ~ so glad I found your blog on Mom on Timeout!

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

These look fabulous! Simple, nutricious AND tasty! Thank you for the recipe! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

They look so delicious Liz and they're so cute I think my kids would even eat them :) Thank you so much for sharing your creativity at Mom On Timeout. Hope to see you back tonight!

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