Crispy Spiralized Zucchini Nests

Spiralized zucchini, breadcrumbs, cheese and herbs come together simply to make these crispy nest fritters. The perfect vessel for a runny egg. A great light summer recipe, that comes fresh from your garden. 

Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 398 kcal
Author betsy


  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup fresh herbs finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 5 eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. Using a vegetable spiralizer, spiralize zucchini. Thinly slice red onions. 

  3. In a large bowl, combine spiralized zucchini, red onion, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, fresh herbs, salt and pepper and one egg. Toss to fully combine. 

  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop mixture into 4 equal piles on the baking sheet. Using two forks, spread each pile into a 1/2 inch thick "nest" with a well in the center for the egg to sit in. 

  5. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and carefully crack an egg into the well of each nest. Continue to bake for 10-12 minutes more, until egg yolks are set. 

  6. Serve immediately. 

Recipe Notes

Any fresh herbs will be great in this recipe. I used parsley and basil, but cilantro, thyme, oregano, or dill would also work great. 

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Spiralized Zucchini Nests
Amount Per Serving (2 nests)
Calories 398 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 412mg137%
Sodium 389mg16%
Potassium 904mg26%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 1025IU21%
Vitamin C 37.2mg45%
Calcium 249mg25%
Iron 5.9mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.