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Zucchini sliders are an easy low carb recipe to make with minimal effort. The zucchini slices act as the bun, while still enjoying a juicy beef burger topped with cheese. They make a perfect meal or appetizer.

close up of a zucchini slider.

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Zucchini sliders are the perfect option for a quick low carb meal or appetizer. They are also great for football parties, tailgating, backyard hangouts and as a high protein after school snack. They’re so versatile, they are good almost anytime!

This simple combination of zucchini, beef, cheese and some spices are sure to be a hit.

six zucchini sliders on a plate.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Zucchini is readily available year round.
  • They’re easy to make in bulk.
  • They are perfect as an appetizer or meal.

Ingredients

How To Make This Recipe

six image zucchini slider process.
Zucchini sliders process

Step 1:

Cut zucchini into 1/2 inch slices. Pat dry with a paper towel. Set side.

Step 2:

Mix the ground beef with salt, pepper and the other spices. Form beef into 8 small patties, about 1-inch thick. Set aside.

Step 3:

In a large skillet, add the coconut oil over medium-high heat until melted. Add zucchini slices to the hot oil and cook until both sides are golden, about 1-2 minutes per side. Move zucchini to a plate.

Step 4:

Add the burger patties to the pan and sear each side for about 2-4 minutes, depending on how much pink you like the meat to have.

Step 5:

After the patties are flipped, add cheese to the top and cook until the cheese is melted.

Step 6:

Assemble your burgers and enjoy!

zucchini sliders on a plate.

Storing & Freezing

Storing: I recommend eating these fresh, but you can also keep them in the refrigerator and reheat too. Place them in airtight container for no more than 3 days.

Freezing: You can freeze these, but I don’t recommend it. If you do decide to freeze, I would freeze the zucchini and patties, unassembled. Then assemble once they’ve been reheated.

FAQ

Can I use a different type of ground beef?

Absolutely! These would also be delicious with ground turkey.

What toppings can I add to zucchini sliders?

These sliders don’t need much, but condiments like ketchup, mayo or mustard would work. You could also add pickle slices too!

Would zucchini sliders be a good party food?

Yes! They are great for any type of gathering. If you plan to serve them as a party food, I highly suggest using cocktail picks to hold them together.

Yield: 8 Servings

Zucchini Sliders

Zucchini Sliders

Zucchini sliders are an easy low carb recipe to make with minimal effort. The zucchini slices act as the bun, while still enjoying a juicy beef burger topped with cheese. They make a perfect meal or appetizer.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • Large zucchini
  • 93/7 lean ground beef
  • Salt, to taste
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Cut zucchini into 1/2 inch slices. Pat dry with a paper towel. Set side.
  2. Mix the ground beef with salt, pepper and the other spices. Form beef into 8 small patties, about 1-inch thick. Set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, add the coconut oil over medium-high heat until melted. Add zucchini slices to the hot oil and cook until both sides are golden, about 1-2 minutes per side. Move zucchini to a plate.
  4. Add the burger patties to the pan and sear each side for about 2-4 minutes, depending on how much pink you like the meat to have.
  5. After the patties are flipped, add cheese to the top and cook until the cheese is melted.
  6. Assemble your burgers and enjoy!

Notes

  • Have an extra zucchini on hand in case one doesn't give you enough to make 16 slices.
  • Feel free to substitute the coconut oil for your favorite oil. Avocado oil is also great.
  • Storing: I recommend eating these fresh, but you can also keep them in the refrigerator and reheat too. Place them in airtight container for no more than 3 days.
  • Freezing: You can freeze these, but I don’t recommend it. If you do decide to freeze, I would freeze the zucchini and patties, unassembled. Then assemble once they’ve been reheated.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

8

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 133Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 369mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 15g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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