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The Best Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters

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Zucchini Fritters are made right in your air fryer. Pair with a creamy dip or sprinkle with salt and sink your teeth into these tasty fritters! 

If you enjoy zucchini you have to try this zucchini fritters recipe. They are crisp on the outside and tender on the inside.

The Best Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters

Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters

Don’t even get me started on the flavor factor. They are incredible. Serve as a side dish to dinner or appetizer as you entertain. 

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Do Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters Crisp Up 

Yes, you will find your fritters to have a nice and crispy outside. So it will give you the texture of a fried fritter but it is heated with hot air that circulates around the zucchini giving it that incredible texture. 

Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters

What to Serve With Zucchini Fritters

You can serve it as an appetizer or side dish. Paid with a chicken or beef dinner and dive in. Or reach for a ranch sauce or creamy sour cream-based sauce for dipping. Or sprinkle with hot sauce for a heat factor twist. 


I think you will be amazed at all the incredible flavor these fritters bring. 


Do Zucchini Fritters Store Well 

Anything that is air fried to a crispy texture will leave you with a less impressive reheat. These fritters are best when served fresh and warm. 

You can store them in the fridge for 3-5 days. You can reheat in microwave, oven or even in a skillet on the stove. All methods will leave you with a softer outside texture than the first night. 


The flavor is really good still and we enjoy eating them leftover. Just know the texture will be different. 

The Best Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters

Do You Leave Skins On Zucchini Fritters

I get asked a lot should I peel the skins on zucchini or leave it when it comes to making these fritters. You will find either route works. Having the skin adds nutrients bit also that deep green color adds dimension to your fritters. 


Feel free to take the time to peel them or shred with peels on. Both methods work and you will notice only a slight difference if the skin is left on. 

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Can I Make Zucchini Fritters in The Instant Pot Duo Crisper

Yes! You will use the crisper lid on your Instant Pot then follow the directions below for cooking it. You will love that it works just like an air fryer. 


The only difference is depending on your air fryer model you might find the storage of each machine is a bit different. 


Do Zucchini Fritters Freeze

If you want to prep these and freeze for later you can. Or cook and then freeze them once they cool. Thaw in the fridge the night before you want to eat or toss them in air fryer frozen to reheat. 


You will find if you pre-cooked the fritters they can overcook a bit if you reheat in the air fryer. 


Give this easy air fryer zucchini recipe a try. Let me know how you liked it and what you dipped them in!

The Best Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters

The Best Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters

The Best Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Zucchini Fritters that are made right in your air fryer. Pair with a creamy dip or sprinkle with salt and sink your teeth into these tasty fritters! 


  • 2 Zucchini
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tbs chives 
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


  1. Shred Zucchinis and squeeze out excess water with a cheesecloth.
  2. Add zucchini, egg, flour, chives, salt, and pepper to a bowl.
  3. Mix together.
  4. Make 8 patties with the mixture.
  5. Optional ( place in the freezer for 5-10 minutes) to keep the form,
  6. Place air fryer on 350.
  7. Put zucchini patties in the air fryer for 5 minutes.
  8. Flip over the pattie for an additional 5-10 minutes or until brown.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 104Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 394mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 6g

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    1. Spray the fritters with olive oil before, during & after air frying for a bit more of a traditional fried fritter.

  1. So good! I only had one zucchini , so I minced onion, grated carrot and some red pepper. Served with a salsa from last years garden, delish! Come on summer and a bumper crop of zucchini- this’s recipe is a winner!

  2. There’s no mention of the cheddar cheese in the method. Assume it’s all mixed together. Doing now, will let you know.

  3. I used 1/2 flour and 1/2 almond flour to cut down on carbs and Tony’s seasoning instead of salt for a bit of spice. These were fantastic!!

  4. These were amazing, even with using reduced-fat cheese and egg beaters. I also used a bit less flour. But really delicious, thanks!

  5. Excellent – held together well, nice combination of flavors, except quite heavy on the pepper. Also, I substituted almond flour and they still held up. Next time I’m spraying so they stick less, and I’m trying with 1/4 tsp or less. This is a new late summer/early fall favorite!

  6. Your recipe calls for cheddar cheese but you instructions don’t tell when to include it and if you should add the cheese at the end or mix it with all the other ingredients.

  7. All my zucchini are different sizes when I grow my own. Can you tell me how many cups of shredded zucchini this recipe calls for?

  8. Hey! Excited to try this. There’s no info in the recipe on how to place the patties in the fryer. Are they just stacked on top of each other? Wouldn’t they stick and not cook that way? Are they done in batches? Do you have special equipment that allows you to raise each layer from the one below? Inquiring minds want to know 🙂


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