Zucchini Meatballs


  • 1 1/4 pound fresh zucchini
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Romano cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons chopped basil
  • 2 cups marinara sauce

Cooking Instructions

Step 1: Grate the zucchini.

Step 2: Drain the grated zucchini on a cheesecloth and remove excess moisture.

Step 3: In a skillet, add the olive oil and sauté the zucchini and garlic until cooked.

Step 4: Drain again to remove excess moisture.

Step 5: Add the breadcrumbs and the Romano cheese to the zucchini mixture.

Step 6: Add one large egg and the chopped basil and thoroughly mix together.

Step 7: Grab a small amount of the mixture and shape it into a round ball.  Repeat until mixture is gone, placing the balls on a baking tray as you go.

Step 8: Add a little bit of oil spray before baking them in an oven preheated to 375 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 9: Heat the marinara sauce in a skillet and add the baked zucchini meatballs.

Step 10: Simmer for 7 to 8 minutes until meatballs have absorbed sauce.

Step 11: Serve with grated cheese on their own or add them to a pasta dish for a complete meal.

Enjoy this healthier alternative from The Daring Kitchen!