June 19, 2023

Courgette and sweet potato cheesy bites

The courgettes (zucchini) are coming in thick and fast now.  I have picked 9 in the last 2 days.  I didn’t really cook with them before I started growing them, but they are so versatile and useful. I have to grow courgettes in containers now and get about 22 vegetables per plant, though they are probably not as big as they would be if I grew them straight into the ground, but they are so sweet when freshly picked. I spiral them and use as a pasta substitute, make cakes with them, put them in salad, make flans with them, make soup, use in curries and ratatouille, stuff them, put them on pizza. I have even made jam with them.

This is one of our favourite savoury recipes.  We have been making this recipe every spring for about 5 years now.  We often double up the recipe. We absolutely love them and could eat these all at once.  Luckily they freeze well. Sometimes I eat them cold and sometimes I warm them up in the air fryer. Courgette, sweet potato and cheesy bites are delicious on their own, or served with a pizza type dipping sauce. I think I adapted this recipe from a Slimming World recipe originally. They cook at the same temperature as my bread, scones and pastry and so at this time of year I make them regularly. It is a really easy recipe that you can do with children.



2 cups of grated sweet potato

1 cup of grated courgette with the moisture squeezed out (skin and all)

3oz of mature cheddar type cheese

1 egg

salt and pepper

Spray oil

Oven 180/200C and makes 9 or 19


1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, except for the spray oil together in a bowl.

2. Line a baking tray with grease proof paper or a silicone mat

3. Form the mixture into mini patties. It will feel slightly wet and you have to mould it a bit with your             hands

4. Put the patties on the tray and spray lightly with oil.  I don’t always have oil to spray and they just               come out a bit darker.

5. Cook for 25 – 30 mins until golden brown and firm.

6.  Leave to cool on the tray for 10 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.

I use a tea towel to get the moisture out of the courgette.  I save it specifically for this reason.  I always save the juice and put it in my smoothie the next day.  I will often double up this recipe. A cup of squeezed out courgette is about 2 small to medium courgette.


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  1. Agnes June 19, 2023 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    O will definitely try this one out! Looks delicious 😋

  2. Eleri Norris June 19, 2023 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    That looks and sounds delicious. Also a good way of incorporating egg, as our chickens are laying well just now. Will definitely be doing this. Thank you x

    • ToniG June 20, 2023 at 7:09 am - Reply

      I hope that you enjoy them as much as we do x

  3. Kathryn Naden June 19, 2023 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    Sounds lovely & im now wondering what Courgette jam is like . Is it sweet or savoury ? X

    • ToniG June 20, 2023 at 7:08 am - Reply

      It was sweet, a bit like apple, but we have made spicy courgette chutney.

  4. Julie Barton June 19, 2023 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing these will definitely be a picnic boost for us x

    • ToniG June 20, 2023 at 7:06 am - Reply

      No worries. Yes we love them in picnics and picky ticks x

  5. Val Burroughs June 20, 2023 at 5:25 am - Reply

    Thank you this sounds delicious – will try as soon as our courgettes are ready.

    • ToniG June 20, 2023 at 7:05 am - Reply

      No worries. I hope that you enjoy them x

  6. Julie June 20, 2023 at 7:58 am - Reply

    These sound delicious I will be cooking these later today. Thank you Toni for sharing.

    • ToniG June 27, 2023 at 11:47 am - Reply

      I hope that you enjoyed them. Thanks x

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