Fancy Zucchini & Ricotta Bites


Zucchini bites are a delicate, full of flavor appetizer that can easily be made in advance.

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Zucchini bites are a delicate, full of flavor appetizer that can easily be made in advance. They are perfect for parties, as they can effortlessly be popped into your mouth with one hand as you balance a drink in the other. What makes these zucchini bites even more spectacular is that you can customize them any way you like. Not a meat lover….leave out the prosciutto. Switch the cheese from ricotta to goat. The possibilities are endless.

Recipe TypeAppetizer
Author: Theresa Greco
Serves: 4


  • 2 zucchini, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 whole roasted pepper, thinly sliced in strips
  • 1/4 lb prosciutto, thinly sliced


  1. Brush the zucchini slices with a small amount of olive oil on both sides. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Place on a preheated grill or grill pan for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until tender.
  2. Spread a thinly layer of the ricotta cheese on each zucchini slice. Top with prosciutto and roasted pepper. Sprinkle with basil and roll. Place on a platter and repeat with the rest of the zucchini slices.

Theresa Greco is the creator of The Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine, where she shares her passion for delicious food and a healthy lifestyle with recipes and reviews. She spends her days working as a law librarian, but her nights and weekends are spent as a home chef, avid food writer and social media expert. She enjoys motivating people to eat healthier both in and out of the kitchen with recipes and dining choices that are inspired by her love for home cooked/non-processed foods.

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