“3-point” zucchini balls

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Not only are these zucchini balls a “3-pointer”, but they can be made in 3 easy steps: grating, combining and baking. I love these zucchini balls because they honestly are full of flavor and make me think I am eating fried zucchini (one of my favorite foods ever) when I am actually eating something much healthier and better for you. These honestly make a perfect snack or are perfect for kids who don’t want to eat their vegetables.

Zucchini Balls (makes 20 balls)

2 medium to large zucchini grated
1 small onion grated, about a ½ cup or a little less
1/3 cup of parmesan cheese
½ cup of bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 egg whites
2 cups of Special K cereal, crushed or panko bread crumbs
Cooking Spray

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Grate the zucchini and onion, using the large side of the grater. Put the zucchini and onion in a mesh strainer for 30 minutes to let the excess water of the vegetables drain.  While vegetables are draining beat 3 egg whites until frothy. Afterwards, place the zucchini and onion in a large bowl.  Add the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, beaten egg whites, salt and peper to the vegetables. Mix all the ingredients together until well incorporated.

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Once all the ingredients are mixed, form 1 inch balls. Roll the balls in the crushed Special K cereal. Sometimes I spice up the cereal by adding oregano, salt and pepper. I also find the best way to crush the cereal is to put the cereal in a large ziploc bag and use the back of the pan to crush it.

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Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and place zucchini balls on baking sheet. Bake for 17-20 minutes until cooked through and browned on top.


  1. Carole says:

    These look really good! I’m thinking of using Panko breadcrumbs . . . I buy the ones that don’t have hydrogenated oil so they are healthier . . .

    BTW, I didn’t get the 3 point reference; Joe explained it.
    And he also told me not to personally address you in my comments like it did before (ex. Tudy: double space . . . ). He told me that’s not the way to comment because it’s not an e-mail and that I’m “too old” to know this . . . is that age discrimination or harassment? or both?!

    I’ve still gotta try the chicken parm and the moussaka looks wonderful . . . gotta get in the kitchen! Thanks for the great ideas!

  2. tudy says:

    Hi Carole. I’m glad you like these! I actually used to make them with panko bread crumbs in the past sometimes so I added it as an option to the recipe! Thanks!

  3. Leo says:

    This looks scrumtchus!!! How do you take such tasty pictures?

  4. Carole says:

    Finally made these this weekend and they were a hit! I think I made them too big though because I had to cook them a lot longer. We topped them with Greek yogurt (fat free). really, really good.

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