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Vegetable patties stacked with a bite taken out of the top one.

Zucchini Patties – Air Fryer Recipe

  • Author: Amy
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Zucchini Patties are a crispy, light snack or side dish you can make in minutes that everyone will LOVE! Made with Zucchini, sweet potato and almond flour and air fried until crispy and golden. Gluten free, low carb and vegetarian.



  • 2 medium zucchini shredded – about 2 cups shredded
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 medium sweet potato – about 1 cup shredded
  • 1 large egg – lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Olive oil spray


  1. Prep the zucchini – shred the zucchini using a box grater then place it into a strainer over a bowl.  Mix in the salt and let it sit for a few minutes.  Then transfer the zucchini to a clean kitchen towel and ring out the extra moisture.  
  2. Form the patties – add the zucchini, sweet potato, egg, almond flour, parmesan cheese, olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and baking powder to a medium bowl and mix well to combine into a chunky, slightly wet batter. If the batter it too wet then add a little bit more flour. Use a 1/3 cup ice cream scoop or measuring cup to portion and form the patties into about 5 even size patties. 
  3. Cook – preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees F and spray the basket with olive oil spray.  Place the formed patties into the air fryer basket in a single layer at least 2 inches apart. Spray the patties with olive oil spray and cook them at 380 degrees F for 10-11 minutes until golden and crispy. 
  4. Serve – once they are done, remove them from the air fryer and serve immediately topped with plain Greek yogurt and fresh herbs like dill or chives. 


  • Make sure you squeeze as much moisture out of the zucchini as you can. 
  • If the mixture looks too wet then add more flour about 1 tablespoon at a time as needed. 
  • Form the patties into even sizes that are about 1/2 inch thick and 3 inches wide each. 
  • You can store these zucchini patties after they have been cooked and cooled, in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.  
  • Reheat in the air fryer at 330 degrees F for 1-2 minutes. 
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Healthy Snacks and Appetizers
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

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