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Easy Cheesy Zucchini Baked Balls - Italian Recipe
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 1/2 cup mozzarella cut in small cubes (200gr)
  • 1 medium egg
  • 3 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 6 Tbsp breadcrumbs + 1/2 cup for coating
  • 8 basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil + 3 Tbsp to drizzle on top
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  1. Grate the zucchini using the large holes of the grater. Do not squeeze the extra water out, simply transfer them in a bowl. 

  2. In a skillet add the olive oil and the garlic. Cook at medium heat for 1 min. Add the grated zucchini, adjust with salt and cook stirring for 4-5 min. Turn the heat off and let cool down for 5 minutes.

  3. Transfer the zucchini in a bowl and add breadcrumbs, egg, mozzarella, Parmesan cheese and basil leaves. Mix well.

  4. With your hands create small balls with 1 tablespoon of the zucchini mix. In a bowl add 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs and coat the zucchini balls. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Use all the zucchini mix. You should obtain 16 zucchini balls.

  5. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Remove from the fridge and drizzle 3 Tbsp of olive oil on top and bake in preheated oven to 400F for 15 min. Add 5 extra minutes in broil or grill mode. Remove from the oven, let the zucchini ball cool down for 5 min and serve warm.