Zucchini Feta Patties

Published July 3, 2014. Updated August 17, 2017

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This is the first time I’ve ever tried zucchini patties (aka fritters) and I’m happy to say I actually loved them! I adapted this recipe from Bon Appetit, and added a few of my own slight changes like adding garlic and lemon, then I topped it with a sauce that’s similar to tzatziki (minus the chunky cucumber). I definitely preferred these hot out of the skillet while the edges were still crisp and the insides were soft. These have such a unique flavor and texture and if you haven’t tried zucchini fritters yet, now is the time! Especially since you are looking for just one more use for your abundance of summer zucchini.

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It’s not often I put forth much effort for a side dish, but this one is definitely worth the bit of extra effort. Sometimes steamed veggies can get a little boring and we need something like this to switch things up, right?

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Zucchini Feta Patties

Such a tasty way to prepare zucchini. Made with fresh zucchini and cheese and fried to delicious perfection.
Servings: 12
Prep15 minutes
Cook20 minutes
Ready in: 35 minutes


Dill Yogurt Sauce


  • Whisk all Dill Yogurt Sauce ingredients together in a bowl. Cover and allow to rest in refrigerator while preparing patties.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 tsp salt over zucchini, toss and let rest 5 minutes. Using paper towels or a sieve, press excess liquid from zucchini. Place zucchini in a mixing bowl.
  • Add egg, egg yolk, lemon zest, garlic, flour, feta and 1/2 tsp salt (or less to taste), and toss to evenly coat. Mix in parsley, green onions and dill. If batter is very wet, mix in more flour by the spoonful.
  • Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil and 2 Tbsp corn oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, carefully drop batter about 3 Tbsp at a time into skillet (I just used a 1/4 cup and filled 3/4 full, I also flattened them a little with the back of a measuring cup once in the skillet).
  • Fry patties until golden brown on bottom, then carefully flip and cook opposite side until golden. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Add more oil as needed and continue to fry in batches. Serve warm with Greek Yogurt Sauce.


Recipe Source: patties adapted from Bon Appetit
Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Feta Patties
Amount Per Serving
Calories 99 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 285mg12%
Potassium 153mg4%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 607IU12%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 74mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.
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  • Janet Fazio

    I get tired of having eggs everyday for breakfast, so I’m always looking for something to switch it up with. This looks like a great healthy option that will get me through until lunch.

  • Cathy from New York

    Jaclyn…sorry for the double post, had a computer

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      And no problem, that just meant I got to pick my favorite comment and post that one! :)

  • Cathy from New York

    I say to myself “every recipe can’t possibly be a winner on Cooking Classy” and I continue to be amazed over and over again! I made these zucchini feta patties and they were awesome.
    Absolutely delicious! I have never changed any
    of your recipes because they are PERFECT.
    I have written comments a number of times and will continue to do so. Tonight I am making your Tortellini Soup. You know the saying “never make a new recipe for company unless you try it first?” Well, you can with your recipes
    with complete trust. Thanks so much again.

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      Thanks Cathy! I love hearing comments like this! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your thoughts!

  • Jo

    These are sure to become a new fav for this little lap -band-it! Love zuchinni and feta and love patties so pretty sure I will love these too!
    Thanks for sharing, its really hard to be creative when trying to think of lapband friendly foods for myself!…thanks heaps!

  • Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    These look increeeeedible! I LOVE fritters – those little crispy bits round the edges are to die for :)

  • Alyssa {Cake, Crust, and Sugar Dust}

    Zucchini is a new favorite food of mine! Totally could be a main dish for me in this form….yummmm!!

  • Natasha of Natashaskitchen.com

    YUM! Zucchini fritters are a favorite in our house. That dip sounds fantastic too!