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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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Katherine West

Monday 9th of January 2023

How long do they need to cook if frozen?


Saturday 7th of January 2023

No cheese in the directions.


Wednesday 16th of November 2022

Hi I made these and they did not stay together very well and were very salty. I may try again by leaving zucchini out a bit and getting rid of all excess water. I will also omit the salt as I guess my chedder was too salty. I am also new with the air fryer.


Sunday 11th of September 2022

Doesn’t say when to add cheese… ?


Friday 9th of September 2022

How much in cups is the zucchini I have a giant one so I need to know amounts please approx. for this recipe. Jeannie W

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