Zucchini Nuggets


All, I have to do is call it a ” Nugget” and let him dip it in Ketchup.   It has become THAT easy.  🙂  

I have Hid vegetables, Fibbed about what was in his Mac and Cheese, researched on how to sneak vegetables, baked vegetables into cookies, AND even presented roasted cauliflower as ” ketchup Dippers”.  🙂

As I was making dinner tonight, I saw 2 large zucchini staring me in the face.  Now How can I prepare these in a way that he ( 2 1/2 year old) will eat them?  Oh right.  Make them into Nuggets and Dip them in ketchup.  I have done worse. 🙂zucc3

These little babies were SUPER easy to make.  I simply made my Tuna Patty recipe ( a recipe I haven’t posted yet). And instead of tuna, I added zucchini instead. AND Corn.  These are easy, You don’t need to fry these either.  You BAKE them in the oven.  collage

Zucchini Nuggets Best when served with ketchup for the under-five crowd.  Grown-ups might want to try dipping in Salsa!

1. IN A BOWL Shred 2 whole zucchini. ADD 2 cups of Panko breadcrumbs, 1 cup of cooked frozen corn, two eggs, and your favorite seasoning.

2 USING A COOKIE SCOOP or spoon.  Make 1-inch nuggets and place them on a Baking sheet.

3. BAKE at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes, flipping the nuggets 1/2 way through. zucc33
You will get Brown and Crispy Nuggets, all ready to dip.zucc6

And I promise they will gobble them up and ask for more!




  1. This is one that I would definitley love to try! Healthy and tasty. I need to bookmark this for later so I remember to make it 🙂

  2. I am going to try this recipe out on my SUPER picky son!! Thanks a bunch!

  3. My kids loved chicken nuggets and they are picky when it comes to food. I always have a hard time convincing them to eat vegetables. This is such a great idea!

  4. OH I have to try these! I am always looking for new creative ways to get my kids to eat veggies! LOve this idea!

  5. This will be great for all the extra zucchini we have every year. I never know what to do with it.

  6. What a great and healthy snack!!

  7. Yum! I love zucchini, and I might even be able to get the husband to eat those.

  8. I will definitely need to make these for my boys. My mouth is already watering and I can’t wait to make this.

  9. these are great and something my kids would eat. Pinned them, so I can try them out

  10. I love zucchini. I haven’t tried it in nugget for though. Sounds like a great way to try and entice the littles (or in my case, the little and the teen 😉 )to try it.

  11. I love zucchini! I have never had them in nugget form though. These look awesome!

  12. I tried making something like this for my son, but he wouldn’t eat them. Maybe when he is a little older.

  13. Brilliant. That’s what you are. Now, will these fool husbands, too?! LOL

  14. I haven’t heard of Zucchini Nuggets before, but they look delicious! I think it’s a great recipe for those kids who don’t like veggies 😀

  15. Very creative idea in cooking veggies for kids. I love zucchini.

  16. I am not the biggest fan of zucchini but I have to say, those look good. I would definitely try those nuggets. Yum. 🙂

  17. Oh my gosh I have to try to make those for my mother! She’s a huge fan of zucchini and I bet she’d love these.

  18. That actually sounds quite yummy! I do have zucchini in the fridge right now… 😛

  19. I would love to try these! And anything my kids will eat is a huge win.

  20. Those look like an awesome mini snack or a great dinner viand!

  21. My kids would also love this!! I already make eggplant sticks and the kids devour it!

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  23. Delicious! absolutely lovd them. I used an extra egg, but only BECAUSE i grated the zucchini and it looked too dry. Big winner in my house. Thanks for posting
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