Zucchini Balls

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Dee514

These can be served for dinner, in place of meatballs, with pasta and marinara (meatless tomato) sauce which is the way I usually serve them. They can also be served as an appetizer, with sauce on the side for dipping.

Top Review by Aroostook

This was a wonderful recipe!!! I used cracker crumbs in place of bread crumbs and used a whole egg in place of two whites. It came out great. Thanks for posting! Barb

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
  3. Mix all ingredients together in a medium sized bowl.
  4. Form mixture into small balls (about 1 rounded tablespoon each).
  5. Place on cookie sheet and flatten slightly, bake for 15 minutes on each side at 350°F.
  6. Add balls to a marinara sauce and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.
  7. Check during simmering to see if more sauce needs to be added.
  8. Serve with pasta and sauce.
  9. **NOTE: If you are going to substitute large zucchini for the small ones called for in the recipe, you should squeeze the grated zucchini dry before adding the rest of the ingredients. Large zucchinis contain much more water than small ones, and may cause the mixture to be too wet to hold together.

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