Zucchini Tater Tots Recipe - A Delicious Party Appetizer

The Zucchini Tater Tots Recipe are a smart way to use zucchini for your evening snack or as a party appetizer. The grated zucchini is mixed along with mashed potato and some mixed herbs, which are shaped into little torts and pan fried till it is crispy. Serve it along with a dip to enjoy the snack.

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Zucchini Tater Tots Recipe - A Delicious Party Appetizer
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Zucchini Tater Tots Recipe is a delicious snack that you can make for your kids. The grated zucchini are sautéed for few minutes and then mixed along with potatoes and seasoned with basic dried herbs to bring out a good flavour. The mixture is then rolled to small torts and coated with some bread crumbs and pan fried till it is crispy.

It is a smart way to use the zucchini for your quick appetizer or snack. You are also free to add sweet potato instead of the normal potatoes to keep it quite healthy. The sweet potato will also give in a good flavour.

Serve the Zucchini Tater Tots Recipe along with a Cottage Cheese Dip Recipe With Pepper and Olives, and a Vegetarian Wrap With Olives And Cottage Cheese and serve it as an appetizer for parties.

If you are looking for more zucchini recipes here are some : 

  1. Zucchini Thogayal (Tangy and Spicy Zucchini Chutney)
  2. Zucchini Salad Recipe With Thai Hot Chili Dressing
  3. Zucchini Parmesan Fritters Recipe

Cuisine: Continental
Course: Appetizer
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Cast Iron Tawa/ Flat Skillet
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

40 M


30 tater tots


  • 3 Potatoes (Aloo) , skin peeled and boiled
  • 2 Green zucchini , grated
  • 1 tablespoon Red Chilli flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Thyme Leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Black pepper powder
  • 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese , grated
  • 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Bread crumbs , bread crumbs
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Zucchini Tater Tots Recipe - A Delicious Party Appetizer

  1. To begin making the Zucchini Tater Tots Recipe, pressure cook the potatoes in a pressure cooker with 1/4 cup of water and cook it for at least 4 whistles.

  2. Allow the pressure to release naturally. Peel the skin of the potatoes, mash them and keep aside in a mixing bowl.

  3. Grate the zucchini and keep aside, heat a flat skillet add in grated zucchini and saute for at least 5 minutes until the moisture has evaporated.

  4. Once done add the zucchini into a bowl with mashed potatoes, sprinkle all the seasonings, (dry red chilli powder, oregano, thyme, pepper powder and salt to taste).

  5. Add in grated cheese as well and mix well till the Zucchini Tater Tots mixture comes together. Taste and see if you require any more seasonings.

  6. Start shaping them into a small rectangular shaped cutlets, coat Zucchini Tater Tots mixture evenly with bread crumbs and set aside to pan fry them.

  7. Heat a flat skillet over medium heat, place the shaped Zucchini Tater Tots on to the hot pan. Drizzle a few drops of oil over the Zucchini Tater Tots mixture and pan fry on either side till you notice a golden brown colour.

  8. The Tots will slowly crisp up and get a golden colour on all sides.

  9. Once done, remove the Zucchini Tater Tots from the pan, drain the excess oil by placing them on paper towels and transfer it to serving platter and serve hot.

  10. Serve the Zucchini Tater Tots Recipe along with a Cottage Cheese Dip Recipe With Pepper and Olives, and a Vegetarian Wrap With Olives And Cottage Cheese and serve it as an appetizer for parties.