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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Prep time:

0 min

Total time:

0 min

Servings:

0

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

1

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

2

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

3

Heat oven to 375°F.

4

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

5

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.

6

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.

7

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

8

Serve with ketchup mixture.