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Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters

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These Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters are a delicious healthy snack that can easily be made in your Air Fryer. Pair it with a delicious herb dip for a real treat. 

air fryer zucchini fritters laid out on parchment paper with dipping sauce on the side

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With summer here, zucchini is in abundance and I am thrilled. I love using zucchini in different recipes like this zucchini mushroom chicken. I’m also a huge fan of zucchini fritters which I used to make on the stove top. Now that I’m an air fryer addict, I make these fritters in the air fryer for easier clean up and a healthier option.

These fritters made in the Air fryer are crispy on the outside yet nice and soft on the inside. Thanks to the Air Fryer, there is no need for grease popping with this recipe.

How to make Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters

First, you’ll want to prepare your zucchini by cutting off the ends and by using the large scales of a box grater to grate the zucchini.

Place grated zucchini in a large bowl and add 1 Tbsp of kosher salt to the bowl and toss the zucchini. Let it sit for 10 minutes. This not only seasons the zucchini with salt, it also helps release the excess water. 

grated zucchini in glass bowl

After 10 minutes, use a good quality paper towel or clean dish towel and squeeze the excess water from the zucchini until the zucchini is dry. Place dried zucchini in a bowl. 

Add egg, flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and black pepper to bowl and stir to combine. 

Place a parchment liner in your Air Fryer basket and place the fritter mixture in the Air Fryer, making sure they don’t touch. Lightly spray the fritters with oil.

Close Air Fryer and cook on 360 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 minutes, flipping and then spraying fritters halfway. 

While fritters are cooking, you can prepare the dipping sauce by combining greek yogurt, chopped herbs, lemon juice, and salt. 

Once done, remove fritters from Air Fryer and serve with dip. Enjoy 🙂

Optional add ins:  

  • Parmesan cheese
  • Kernels of corn
  • Feta Cheese

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Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters

These Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters are a delicious healthy snack that can easily be made in your Air Fryer. Pair it with a delicious herb dip for a real treat. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer zucchini fritters
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 57kcal
Author Tanya


  • 2 medium/large zucchini
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 Tbsp All purpose flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • Oil for spraying

Herb Dip

  • 1/4 cup Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream
  • 2 Tbsp fresh herbs
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • salt to taste


  • Wash, dry, and cut off the ends of zucchini. Use large scale side of a box grater to grate the zucchini.
  • Add 1 Tbsp of salt and stir it into the grated zucchini. Allow it to rest for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare dip by combine greek yogurt or sour cream, lemon juice, salt, and chopped herbs to a bowl. Set aside.
  • After 10 minutes, use a good quality paper towel to squeeze excess water our of zucchini until it is dry. Place in a clean and dry bowl.
  • Add egg, all-purpose flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and black pepper to zucchini and stir.
  • Place a parchment liner in the Air Fryer basket or grease it with oil to avoid sticking. Place zucchini mixture on the paper liner by the spoonful, about 1 inch apart. Lightly spray with oil.
  • Close Air Fryer and cook on 360 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 minutes, flipping and spraying halfway through.



  • Parchment paper liners are optional and are recommended to avoid fritters from sticking to the basket. If using the liners, please make sure to add fritters on top of the liner to avoid the liner from flying up into the basket.
  • Cooktime will vary depending on the Air Fryer model and size.
  • Oil suggested can be canola, vegetable, olive oil, etc. 
  • Herb dip not included in nutritional information calculation. 


Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 1768mg | Potassium: 280mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 17.6mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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Friday 10th of January 2020

I made these tonight for my family. I used to make these in the deep fat fryer and they were delicious. These were ok. The inside was mushy. Any tips to cook the inside better?


Thursday 2nd of January 2020

I made this and followed exactly but way too salty! I think it should be one teaspoon not tablespoon!


Sunday 18th of August 2019

My husband and I loved this recipe. It took a long time to grate the zucchini but I think I need a better grater. It was fun to make and was great with the dip and w marinated seared ahi tuna and garlic naan.


Sunday 18th of August 2019

Also, I used my 6 1/2 quart Ninja Foodie OP302 with the air fryer basket that came w it. I used parchment paper and brushed a bit of olive oil instead of frying. Worked fine. Also ended up using 375 degrees.

Carol McCollum

Sunday 21st of July 2019

Sounds yummy, but sodium is listed as 1768mg per serving. That's more than some people can have all day!! The recipe calls for 1T kosher salt. I'd think that a lot of that is discarded with the excess liquid that's squeezed out of the grated zucchini.


Sunday 21st of July 2019

Hi Carol, you're right, a lot of it is discarded. The zuchinni could also be rinsed after being salted but I found that after squeezing, the zucchini was perfectly salted.

Brenda Smith

Saturday 13th of July 2019

I loved these zucchini fritters. I made them this morning for breakfast, instead of hash browns. They were delicious! And cold for lunch. I have a new favorite air fryer recipe. Thank you so much for all the recipes you put on your blog. All of the ones I’v Tried have been great.


Saturday 13th of July 2019

Awesome! So glad to hear Brenda :) Thank you for letting me know.