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Summer Squash Fritters Recipe Plus More Summer Squash Recipes To Try

Summer Squash Fritters are a great way to use up your summer squash and zucchini. This easy family summer squash recipe is one we make often, especially when we find ourselves with plenty of yellow squash and zucchini!

Summer Squash Fritters made with zucchini and yellow squash are a great way to use up your summer squash and zucchini.

I can’t help but make Summer Squash Fritters like this more than a few times every summer when zucchini and squash are just about everywhere you look. I wish I could say I grew the veggies for these myself, but my garden just doesn’t handle summer squash very well, and sadly, I’ve pretty much given up on trying.

However, I am lucky to have a farmer’s market style store very close to my house who always has the freshest and prettiest farm veggies, and every time I visit I can’t help but come home with a bags full of summer veggie goodness, and that always includes zucchinis.

(I love shopping here.)

I remember my grandparents making fritters similar to these all the time when I was growing up. They put all kinds of fresh vegetables in theirs, from zucchini flowers to spinach to Swiss chard to whatever was growing in their garden at the time…nothing goes to waste in my grandparent’s kitchen and a recipe like this is so good for making sure of that.

Summer Squash Fritters made with zucchini and yellow squash are a great way to use up your summer squash and zucchini.

These make a great snack or appetizer. I love to eat them straight out of the pan sprinkled with sea salt or warmed up in the toaster oven as nice late afternoon snack. My children also love them and they are a great way to get your kids to eat a few more vegetables they might not typically eat often.


Summer Squash Fritters made with zucchini and yellow squash are a great way to use up your summer squash and zucchini.


Summer Squash Recipes To Try:

Grilled Summer Squash Pizza

Chicken and Summer Squash Fajitas

Summer White Chicken Chili 

Cilantro Lime Vegetables

Summer Squash with Blistered Tomatoes | A Spicy Perspective

Parmesan-Lemon Zucchini and Summer Squash Spaghetti | Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Roasted Summer Squash with Peppers and Onion | Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen


Summer Squash Fritters Recipe

  • Author: Aggie Goodman


  • 2 zucchini, shredded using a box grater
  • 2 yellow squash, shredded using a box grater
  • 2 eggs, lightly whisked
  • 4 heaping tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • big pinch salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons oil


  1. To prepare squash for fritter mixture you must squeeze all of the water out first. Take a small batch of shredded zucchini and squash and place in the center of a clean dish towel. Pull sides of dish towel up and standing over your sink turn into a ball by twisting – squeezing all of the water out of the vegetable in the process. Repeat a couple of times per batch. Place squeezed shredded zucchini and squash into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add eggs to shredded zucchini and squash and using a fork, combine. Add a big pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper along with 4 heaping tablespoons of flour and Parmesan cheese. Gently stir until mixture is combined.
  3. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add oil to pan. Using a fork, scoop out a small amount of fritter mixture (about a heaping tablespoon worth) and place into skillet. Using your utensil, carefully spread out the fritter mixture to form a small thin pancake shape. Cook each fritter for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

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72 comments on “Summer Squash Fritters Recipe Plus More Summer Squash Recipes To Try”

  1. I LOVE recipes like this…. they take me back to my childhood too. My mom would have a night now and then when dinner would be fried squash {patty~pans were my favorite} and zucchini with fresh garden tomatoes. I love that you grate the squash and am anxious to try it this way!

  2. I love these! They are a great way to use up some of the bounty of summer squash that occurs each summer. Delicious!

  3. I love fritters like this, so fresh and tasty, the glass of vino sounds perfect. Great recipes:)

  4. I would definitely eat these straight out of the pan! Perfect summer meal ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I love these and I am putting them on my must-do summer cooking list! I love summer squash and I always end up just sauteing it in a pan with olive oil, salt and pepper. This is so much yummier!!!

  6. Printing the recipe now! I am so jealous of that market! Ours are just starting to open for the season, and I’m dying to check them out!

    • We in Chester, SC are just starting our market as of April of 2013.I hope our market turns out to be a big success as well.

  7. These look so wonderful! May I link to them at the end of July in my pancake round-up? ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m leaving out pictures (but may I say, yours are gorgeous!)

  8. Sooooo doing this. My garden is barfin’ up all kinds of zucc, so this is pawfect timing!

  9. Love this! What a simple way to use up your summer veggies and boost your fiber intake at each meal or snack you incorporate them into. Can’t wait to give this a try!

  10. i love farmer’s markets!! what a wonderful summer recipe!

  11. what a fun take on fritters! and a great way to use up the extra squash! i don’t have a garden, but our neighbors are always bringing over tons and tons of zucchini from their garden for us!

  12. i love this recipe! a great way to use up all that squash!

  13. I love zucchini, these look so great!

  14. These look delicious, and definitely a great way to use up summer veggies! Thanks, Aggie. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. These look fabulous! Fresh zucchini is one of my favorite things about summer and this looks like such a great way to use them!

  16. I think I’m going to make these from the squash I get in my CSA box this week!

  17. Nostalgic foods are some of the best- aren’t they? These looks amazing- I have book marked them! Can’t wait

  18. What a fantastic farmer’s market! You’re so luck to have that so close to you. I have summer squash in my garden this year and I would love to try these beautiful fritters!

  19. Love this recipe, made them as a side with steak and sweet potato fries for dinner tonight, didn’t have summer squash so used zucchini and sweetcorn instead. Kids gobbled them up.

  20. This sounds and looks amazing, Aggie. Can I have 10? ๐Ÿ™‚ We’ll definitely try these soon! I love Cheryl’s idea of having it with steak.

  21. Tried these last night. They were awesome! Thanks Aggie!

  22. Love the recipe…and the store! Is that in the Sanford area?

  23. My squash plants are just coming up in my garden, I can’t wait to make these.

  24. These look amazing, Aggie! I’m hanging on to this for when my mama starts handing off her squash to me!

  25. Aggie, what a perfect way to enjoy a squash! I never thought about preparing fritters, I always bake or boil them. Thanks for the recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Heaven. Those look like little puffs of heaven.

  27. Potato pancakes are my favorite and this is reminiscent but healthier. Yay!

  28. Oh mom used to make something similar to this and I forgot all about it. These look really amazing, thanks for brining back a yummy memory!

  29. Oh Aggie! These are perfection! Can’t wait to make these soon – and I do mean *soon*.

  30. I made these the other night and they were wonderful! I made the fritters a bit bigger and used them instead of a tortilla for some chicken tostada’s (shredded chicken, avocado, tomato and mozzarella on top). They were great! I added chili powder and some roasted cumin to the batter for an extra kick. Thanks for the recipe!

  31. I’ve done potato pancakes like that zillions of times, but never have I used zucchini! I think when it comes in season here (like mid-September!) I will definitely have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  32. So simple and tasty – a perfect summer meal. I can’t wait to try it!

  33. Mmm…those look tasty darlin’!

  34. I looove summer squash and am always looking for new ways to enjoy it – I’ll have to make these!

  35. Those look delish! What a great summer ap!

  36. i love how these look. something tells me i wouldn’t be able to stop eating them

  37. These are so beautiful and what a great use for all of the squash that are about to start raining down on me from the garden. Thanks a lot.

  38. These were super easy to make and delish! (i’m not a cook). lol

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  41. Ohhh I need to visit that shop! I know it’d be a bit of a drive but it looks totally worth it. Plus, those squash fritters look to-die-for. I loooove summer squashes. We grew them one year, but since I’m the only one who will eat them they started going bad before they were consumed ๐Ÿ™

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  45. Beautiful! Really beautiful and mouthwatering pictures. Love this fitters, they’re definitely on my list!

  46. I had a recipe for these and I lost it, mine called for sour cream so I will modify. They are going to be GREAT!!

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  48. Am I correct to assume that the cheese should be added when the flour is, or soon thereafter?

  49. I have about 10 squash and zucchini coming in per day…it’s been going on for a couple of weeks now and the neighbors are starting to avoid me because I’m handing out so much produce! I’m also getting sick of making casseroles and stuffed zucs to freeze for later in the year.

    Has anyone tried freezing these after they are fried? Or should I try freezing them before frying?

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  51. A fritter is fried. This recipe is a griddle cake. Though delicious, lets call it what it is.

  52. These remind me of potato pancakes which are one of my favorite things but with zucchini they look even better-and healthier too!


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  56. These are a family favorite! I like to serve them with my Onion Chili Jam, it brings out the flavor of the fitters without being too sweet. We’ve also made them ‘burger’ size and used them as veggie burgers–delicious!

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  59. This looks delicious! I just started a new series called Eating Inside the Box it would be awesome if you would share this with us! Please linkup any other recipes to any fruit/veggie category you’d like!
    Enjoy the Harvest!

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  61. Thank you, these were outstanding. I did add about 1/4 c. diced onion and substituted the Parmesan for grated cheddar (I was out of Parmesan). They were delicious!

  62. I just made these for breakfast, instead of regular pancakes, they are great, thanks for a wonderful recipe.

  63. The recipe states 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese , but in the instructions on how to prepare the ingredients the Parmesan is not being mentioned at all! Do you add it to the mixture ?? ย 

    • yes, I’m so sorry it was left out! You add it into the mixture when you add the flour. I just updated recipe!