Healthy Keto Baked Zucchini Balls

    They are fun, they are easy and they are keto-friendly!

    These baked keto zucchini balls are the perfect finger food that will steal the spotlight at any get-together.

    Conveniently bite-sized they can be served on a toothpick or stacked together on a skewer, dipped in a keto-friendly dip or added to your sandwiches, soups and salads.

    Extra bonus, kneading the dough is so satisfying, or should we dare say, therapeutic?

    We’ll leave the verdict to you.

    Keto Baked Zucchini Balls

    For our Keto Baked Zucchini Balls you’ll need to grab:

    • 1 Zucchini
    • 2/3 cup Mozzarella Cheese
    • 2 Eggs
    • 1 clove Garlic
    • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
    • 1/2 tsp Paprika
    • 1/2 tsp Oregano
    • 1/2 tsp Salt
    • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper

    Let’s get started!

    First, preheat your oven to 390°F / 200°C and line a baking pan with parchment paper.

    Next, you’ll need to grate your Zucchini and then squeeze it together tightly to remove all the liquids.

    It’s really important to remove as much liquid as possible so that the dough holds together, so you may need to do this a few times!

    Now you’ll want to whisk your eggs and mince your garlic clove.

    In a large mixing bowl add the grated zucchini, whisked eggs, garlic, mozzarella cheese, paprika, oregano, salt and pepper.

    Knead the mixture together for a couple of minutes and then shape it into balls ready to bake!

    Place the zucchini balls on your lined baking pan and drizzle over your olive oil.

    Bake the zucchini balls in your preheated oven for 15 minutes, remember to turn the pan halfway through so that they cook evenly!

    Serve warm and enjoy this amazing low carb keto snack or meal anytime!

    Keto Baked Zucchini Balls

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    Course: Side Dish, Snacks
    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Servings: 6 (18 zucchini balls total)
    Calories: 77kcal
    Author: Chelf


    • 1 Zucchini
    • 2/3 cup Mozzarella Cheese grated
    • 2 Eggs
    • 1 clove Garlic
    • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
    • 1/2 tsp Paprika
    • 1/2 tsp Oregano
    • 1/2 tsp Salt
    • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper


    • Preheat the oven to 390°F/200°C and line a baking pan with parchment paper.
    • Grate the zucchini and squeeze to remove all liquids. Don’t skip that step, it’s important to remove as many liquids as possible to get the perfect texture and a dough that holds.
    • Whisk the eggs and mince the garlic.
    • In a large mixing bowl mix the grated zucchini with the eggs, garlic, mozzarella cheese, paprika, oregano, salt and pepper.
    • Kneed for a couple of minutes and shape into balls.
    • Place on the lined baking pan and drizzle with the oil.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes flipping the pan half way through to cook evenly.
    • Serve warm.


    Net Carbs: 1.2g


    Nutrition Facts
    Keto Baked Zucchini Balls
    Amount Per Serving (3 zucchini balls)
    Calories 77 Calories from Fat 61
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 6.8g10%
    Saturated Fat 1.5g9%
    Cholesterol 56mg19%
    Sodium 237mg10%
    Potassium 115mg3%
    Carbohydrates 1.7g1%
    Fiber 0.5g2%
    Sugar 0.7g1%
    Protein 3.2g6%
    Calcium 19mg2%
    Iron 1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    Chelf is a coffee-addict chef with a degree in personal nutrition, food biochemistry and social media marketing. Based in Greece, she left her heart in England where she had the best tomato soup ever. You'll find her in her "kitchen factory" where she cooks up delicious treats while listening to heavy metal tunes.


    1. Can’t wait to try these – zucchini has become my favorite vegetable! I just bought an air fryer, can I make these in that? If so, what temp/how long to bake?
      Thanks in advance!

      • Hi Loretta, I’m positive you could make these in an air fryer, however, I don’t have one on hand to give you the instructions. Maybe you can give them a try and let me know and I’ll update the recipe for others? Thanks!

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