Squash and Zucchini Cakes

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Squash and Zucchini Cakes Squash and Zucchini Cakes Recipe Courtesy of

Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

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1 large zucchini
2 small yellow squash
1 cup toasted breadcrumbs
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup minced Vidalia onion
2   large eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter





Grate zucchini and squash with a fine grater. Press between paper towels to remove excess moisture.

In a medium bowl, combine grated zucchini and squash and next 7 ingredients. Shape mixture into 2 inch patties, pressing together firmly.

In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Cook squash and zucchini cakes 3 to 4 minutes per side or until lightly browned.

Show: Paula's Home Cooking
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Publication: Jul/Aug 2006 issue

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I have a recipe for zucchini sheet cake and the amount of oil is not clearly written please advise as to the amount thank you love your show

By joan olsen on May 24, 2013


o love this

By reda on July 11, 2012


i made some a wile back but forgot my recipe so thxx for your help i think bread crums are better then my flour so ill try it your way. i was thinking of blending a bassel leafs in the egg before i added it though this time. thxxx my daughter loves you. Matt, smile

By matt on July 10, 2012


OH thanks, Paula...for so kindly sharing this squash recipe~! you are such a blast to watch on your TV shows.....beautiful to look at.....and everything just must be delicious~ God bless and keep you.... Peggy Sue

By Peggy Sue Archer on July 04, 2012


These are the best....I added some of my own ingredients such as grated carrot,more cheddar cheese....I left onions out as do not agree with my family. Paul you are the greatest........Joan

By Joan Fehser on March 07, 2012


love this recipe my son hates vegatables and he will eat this. thank you paula

By Anonymous on June 23, 2010


I love this recipe! A real crowd pleaser! I think next time I will try to make them into balls and deep fry them like her crab balls. There sooo yummy!

By Anonymous on June 10, 2010


LOVE THIS RECIPE!! After harvesting tons of Zucchini and yellow squash from my garden, I have been looking for great recipes for them. This one really made a huge hit with the family and dinner guest! One family member would never eat zucchini before. I have to say not only did she love them but she went back for seconds! Thanks Puala for all your great recipes.

By Anonymous on June 10, 2010


I made this recipe right after the show and it was amazing. I was getting tired of making zucchini fries or just baking zucchini in the oven with onions and a dash of salt. I'm pretty sure this recipe could be used for any type of vegetable.

By Anonymous on February 06, 2010


I was watching your show one day and you prepared this recipe. I tried it the next day and my family loved it. I even sent my Mother in law a couple (she lives beside me) and she loved it too. I'm a cardiac patient so the next time I made the recipe, instead of frying, I put it in the oven until each side was golden brown. Still loved it.

By dslindamood on July 28, 2009


This is a new recipe that I tried this past weekend and my husband and guest just loved it. My husband said he would gladly help and shred the squash anytime I want (since my arm gets tired easily)

By Teresa Shave on June 09, 2009

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