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Mini Zucchini Burgers

By April 17, 2020August 21st, 2023Dinner, KETO, Lunch, Recipes

Sis, who doesn’t love sinking their teeth into a juicy, flavorful cheeseburger? I mean who?

It’s a classic comfort food, right? But what if I told you that you could enjoy this comfort food while also making a healthy choice?  Yup, Yup, you can!!

Today is the day our beloved cheeseburger gets a nutritious LOW CARB makeover. Say hello to the Zucchini Bun Cheeseburger Sliders – a creative twist that swaps out the traditional bun for slices of zucchini, giving you a guilt-free yet mouth smacking alternative!!


Embracing the Zucchini SIS!:
Zucchini serves as the star of this recipe. Packed with essential nutrients, and is one of my favorite green veggies, offers a range of health benefits. Zucchini is low in calories, making it an ideal choice for those of us looking to snatch our waists OR maintain / lose weight. It’s also a fantastic source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium.
But what you really need to know, is its high water content aids in hydration and digestion.  Yes, we are eating our water with this burger sis!!! By using zucchini slices as buns, you’re not only reducing your carbohydrate intake but also introducing an extra dose of vitamins, fiber  AND hydration to your meal.

Short Video Instruction


Frequently Asked Questions:
Q1: Can I substitute the beef with other meats?
Absolutely! This recipe is adaptable. You can use ground turkey, chicken, or even bison for a different flavor profile.

Q2: How should I store the Zucchini Bun Cheeseburger Sliders?
If you have leftovers, store the cooked cheese patties and zucchini slices separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator. Reheat patties gently to retain their juiciness and zucchini slices if needed.

Q3: Can I grill the zucchini instead of pan-frying them? Absolutely! Grilling the zucchini slices is a fantastic alternative. Simply brush the zucchini rounds with a bit of olive oil and grill them over medium heat until they develop those lovely grill marks. This method can add an extra layer of smokiness to the sliders.

Q4: How do I prevent the zucchini slices from becoming soggy? To prevent excess moisture, ensure you pat the zucchini rounds dry with paper towels before cooking. Additionally, avoid overcooking the zucchini – a slight char is desirable, but cooking them for too long can result in mushiness.

Q5: Can I add additional toppings to the sliders? Absolutely! Customize your sliders by adding your favorite toppings. Fresh lettuce, tomato slices, red onion, pickles, and even a dollop of your preferred sauce can elevate the flavor and texture of your sliders.

This is the one sis! It will help you please your taste buds while respecting your health goals! So why not give this recipe a try? Elevate your burger game with a twist – a twist that’s not only flavorful but also mindful of your well-being. Enjoy Queens!

Recipe: Zucchini Bun Cheeseburger Sliders


  • 1 extra-large zucchini or 2 medium/large zucchinis, cut into 16 1/2-inch slices
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 4 slices of cheddar cheese, cut into quarters to get 4 small squares
  • Avocado oil cooking spray



  1. Rinse the zucchini thoroughly and pat dry with a towel. Trim the ends and cut into 1/2-inch thick rounds. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then set aside on paper towels.
  2. In a bowl, combine ground beef and seasonings. Shape into 8 mini-patties, about 1-inch thick.
  3. Pat zucchini rounds dry and cook in a greased skillet over medium-high heat until slightly charred (1-2 minutes per side). Set aside.
  4. Sear burger patties on each side until golden (2-4 minutes). Add cheese and cook until melted.
  5. Assemble sliders using zucchini rounds as buns. Serve immediately.

Try another one of our deliciously healthy and full of flavor burger recipes (CLICK HERE) to get the salsa burger, it’s a fan fav sis!  I also want you try our burgers with these some healthy fries (CLICK HERE)!!

Find the printable recipe below, and once you try it, make sure to come back and leave us a review!

Print Recipe
4.67 from 3 votes

Mini Zucchini Burgers

Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4


  • 1 extra large zucchini or 2 medium/large, cut into 16 1/2inch-slices
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 4 slices of cheddar cheese cut into quarters to get 4 small squares
  • avocado oil cooking spray


  • Thoroughly rinse your zucchini and pat the excess moisture with a towel.
  • Carefully cut off the ends. Now simply cut across the zucchini to slice into 1/2-inch thick rounds.
  • Sprinkle rounds with a tiny bit of salt and pepper, then set aside on paper towels.
  • In a medium bowl, combine ground beef and all seasonings; stir until well combined.
  • Shape your ground beef into 8 equal sized mini-patties, about 1-inch thick.
  • Gently pat zucchini rounds dry with paper towels.
  • Lightly grease a large skillet with avocado oil cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat, then add sliced zucchini rounds, cook until slightly charred, about 1-2 minutes per side.
  • Set zucchini aside on a plate.
  • Add burger patties to the pan and sear each side until nicely golden, about 2-4 minutes. Flip to the other side, then add the cheese.
  • Continue to cook until the beef is done to your liking and cheese is nice and melty!
  • Assemble your burger sliders as shown, and serve immediately. Enjoy!


Feel free to swap beef for ground turkey, ground chicken or even ground bison! All excellent NON-red meat choices!


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