RITZ-Zucchini Nuggets

Looking for a make ahead side dish that everyone will love? Combine RITZ Crackers with shredded zucchini and cheese for delicious nugget bites.

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Ingredient list

  • 2½ cups packed shredded zucchini  (about 2 zucchini)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 45 RITZ Crackers, finely crushed, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 small carrot, shredded (about 1/2 cup)
  • ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ tsp. Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder

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Recipe Tips


Place zucchini in colander. Sprinkle with salt; toss gently to evenly coat zucchini with salt. Let stand 10 min.


Meanwhile, mix ketchup and mayonnaise until blended. Refrigerate until ready to use.


Heat oven to 375°F.


Wrap zucchini in paper towels or clean kitchen towel, then squeeze to remove as much liquid from zucchini as possible.


Whisk eggs in medium bowl until blended. Add zucchini, carrots, cheese and dry seasonings; mix well. Stir in all but 3/4 cup cracker crumbs.


Cover baking sheet with foil; spray with cooking spray. Place remaining cracker crumbs in pie plate. Roll tablespoonfuls of zucchini mixture into 32 balls; shape each into oval-shaped nugget. Roll, in small batches, in cracker crumbs until evenly coated with crumbs. Place on prepared baking sheet.


Bake 15 to 18 min. or until heated through and golden brown, turning after 10 min.


Serve with ketchup mixture.