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Air Fryer Cheesy Zucchini Fritters: Crispy & Healthy Recipe

Whip up a batch of our Cheesy Zucchini Fritters right in your air fryer for a crispy, delicious treat that's surprisingly healthy. These fritters combine fresh zucchini with rich, gooey cheese, offering a perfect golden crunch with every bite.

Discover how to make Cheesy Zucchini Fritters in your Air Fryer with this easy-to-follow video tutorial! Perfect for those seeking a healthier alternative to traditional frying, these fritters offer a delicious blend of tender zucchini and melty cheese, all with a crispy texture that's achieved with minimal oil.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • Healthier Option:

    Enjoy the delicious taste of fritters without the guilt of deep frying.

  • Quick & Easy:

    With just a few simple ingredients and your air fryer, these fritters are ready in no time, making them perfect for a quick snack or a unique side dish.

  • Versatile:

    Serve them as a savoury snack, a light dinner, or a side to your main course. They are also perfect for dipping into your favourite sauces.

Servings: 2 - Prep: 10 min - Cook: 12 min - Total: 22 min


  • 1 zucchini (about 350g) – grated

  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder or 1 garlic glove

  • 1/2 tsp sweet smoked paprika

  • 1 egg

  • 30g Cheddar cheese - grated

  • 30g Mozzarella cheese- grated

  • 2 tbsp bread crumbs


  1. Start by shredding the zucchini, then add a pinch of salt, mix well, and set aside for 15 minutes.

  2. After the time has passed, use clean hands to squeeze the excess liquid from the zucchini and transfer it to a separate bowl.

  3. Add 1 egg, ¼ tsp garlic powder (or 1 minced garlic clove), ½ tsp smoked paprika, and pepper to taste. Mix in 30 g of cheddar cheese, 30 g of mozzarella cheese, and 2 tbsp of bread crumbs to help absorb the moisture. Combine all ingredients thoroughly.

  4. Form the mixture into patties.

  5. Place the patties on a piece of baking paper and spray both sides with oil. Place them in the air fryer and bake at 170°C / 338°F for 10-12 minutes, flipping them halfway through the cooking time.

These fritters are perfect for dipping into your favourite sauces.