Zucchini Bisquick Bread Sticks

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Savory Zucchini Appetizer Recipe is one I have been making for at least 25 years.

The farmers market is usually the first place I go as soon as the zucchini season starts.

These are quick and easy little moist cheesy squares or cut into stick form that is just bursting with a big flavor.

Not really very bread-like more like a thick quiche as these are still very moist and egg in the consistency.

I do add a bit more of the baking mix to make a thicker consistency so they are firmer, you will have to experiment which you like better.

We even serve these with a side of marinara sauce at a family function and they are always the first appetizer to vanish quickly.

They are terrific served either warm or cold!

If you love zucchini you may also like my Zucchini Rollatini and Zucchini Lasagna recipes.

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these are zucchini bread sticks with melted mozzarella on top sitting on a wooden board

these are zucchini bread sticks with marinara and cheese on a wooden board

Easy Recipe

These are a perfect addition to any appetizer party, they feed a large crowd for sure!

The soft bread like zucchini sticks is the best little appetizer that everyone raves about at any party or picnic gathering.

I always choose to bring these along to any party and they are the most talked-about delicious little morsels all summer long.

Zucchini is easy to find during the summer months and this light little finger food is the perfect addition before any meals or dinner appetizers.

If you love zucchini don't forget to try my tip on Zucchini Tricks and Tips page.

these are zucchini bread sticks baked in a 13 x 9 pan cooling

Perfect for Dipping!

I love these with cheese melted on top and fresh marinara heated tomato sauce.

These can be a great addition to game day appetizer snacks, after school, or an addition to any comforting stew meal.

zucchini bread sticks on a wooden board


  1. The number one most important thing not to forget is to squeeze all the water out of the zucchini (it holds lots of water)
  2. I add the cheese on top after they are baked.
  3. If you see the batter is too thin add 1/4 cup more baking mix especially if you want firm sticks
  4. Bake until it looks dry on the top, it shouldn't look wet
  5. Keep leftovers in the refrigerator after cooling
  6. Just sprinkle with whole milk mozzarella and some Pecorino Romano or Parmesan then broil the top for just a quick minute until golden on top after they are cooked for a crispier topping!

zucchini batter baking in a disposable aluminium tin pan

Ingredients You Will Need

  • Bisquick or another baking mix brand
  • eggs
  • grated cheese
  • granulated garlic powder
  • dried oregano
  • dried parsley
  • dried basil
  • oil
  • grated zucchini squeezed
  • mozzarella

the batter for zucchini bread sticks in a bowl

Other Additions:

(1/4 cup of any)

  1. Chopped artichoke hearts
  2. Chopped asparagus
  3. Sliced kalamata olives
  4. Diced green bell peppers
  5. Diced pepperoni
  6. Shredded cheddar in place of mozzarella
  7. Crumbled bacon

grated zucchini in the food processor


  • Grater or Food Processor
  • Baking pans for thick sticks use 12 x 8 brownie size pans or  13 x 9 for thinner sticks and squares
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Spatula
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • Chopping cutting board
  • Knife

this is the batter for making zucchini bread sticks

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Zucchini Bisquick Bread Sticks

Zucchini Bisquick Bread Stick Squares

Yield: 25
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MCook time: 40 MTotal time: 50 M
These Zucchini Bisquick Bread Stick Squares are made with a biscuit mix and the best savory appetizer around that can be made in less than an hour!


  • 1 1/2 cups of Bisquick ( for a firmer stick add an additional 1/4 cup) these are perfect soft squares when cutting
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 4 cups grated zucchini ( very important step! squeeze and blot dry)  this can be done by using a food processor or hand grater
  • 1 cup of mozzarella
  • Optional: 1 cup shredded mozzarella after these are baked on top broiled for 1 minute until melted.
  • Marinara sauce for dipping them in.
  • Additional Optional Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup of any of these
  • Chopped artichoke hearts
  • Chopped asparagus
  • Sliced kalamata olives
  • Diced green bell peppers
  • Diced pepperoni
  • Shredded cheddar in place of mozzarella
  • Crumbled bacon


  1. Simple Instructions!
  2. Grate the zucchini using a hand grater or with a food processor.
  3. Drain and blot dry the shredded zucchini with cheesecloth or on paper towels,.
  4. Mix all ingredients together and pour into a 13x9 pan for thin styles and for thicker use a brownie pan (which I prefer).12 x 8 size.
  5. Additional Ingredients: you can either add the additional ingredients in the batter or sprinkle them on top.
  6. Bake until browned at 350 degrees around 35 to 45 minutes.
  7. Cool cut into squares or sticks.
  8. Note: make sure the batter is thick and no soupy. You may have to add more Bisquick if you didn't get all water out or squeezed, I like to add 1/4 cup more to the batter for firmer sticks.
  9. These are great dipped in marinara sauce or even topped with shredded mozzarella and broil the top until browned!
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these are zucchini bread sticks with melted mozzarella on top sitting on a wooden board

Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2010. It was edited and re-published in 2020.


  1. Looks like one of those easy, but delicious dishes!

  2. I'd like to try out this recipe as it sounds really good. what can you use to substitute Bisquick? Is flour ok? I live in Brazil, and we can't get that here!

  3. I love zucchini. This dish looks very good, so fragrant and aromatic. It seems also very easy to do. Great ^__^ Bye dear, have a good week

  4. Looking good! Zucchini is such a cool ingredient. I love stuff than can go sweet or savory :)

  5. I've heard of something similar to this, and have yet to make it.....it sounds so good with the zucchini and mozzarella! Yum!

  6. This sounds delicious! I love recipes like this-- it sounds like a great and easy appetizer! Thanks for posting and hope you are having a happy 4th!

  7. I have a fund raiser coming up and need to make appetizers this coming Friday. This should make a great item to add to my menu. Thanks for the recipe.

  8. I'm saving this one in anticipation of my zucchini bounty from the garden soon :) It sounds delicious and I bet I could even get the kiddo to eat it too :) Hooray!

  9. Everyone who grows zucchini will adore you for this! Looks yummy!

  10. Zucchini is one of the more accepted veggies in my family, so I have bookmarked this to make in the future.Thanks for posting this delicious appetizer-buzz

  11. I love your yummy recipe. We do a similar dish here in Greece!Hugs,dear!

  12. This is so 50's. And I am so 50's. Great stuff!

  13. these are the recipes that makes us come back for more... ones that are proven to be winners and family favorites

  14. I have never heard of this but with all the zucchini coming up in my garden, I cant wait to try it!!!

  15. Oh my God how good it looks, and i`m sure that it tastes delicious too. I think i will give this recipe a try, thanks a lot for sharing.

  16. Sounds excellent, Claudia. Maybe this will be the answer to getting my kids to eat this vegetable...but I'm willing to eat it all myself if necessary :)

  17. Dear Claudia, This sounds easy and delicious a perfect combination!!! It is good to say when something is delicious! Blessings dear, Catherine xo

  18. I like how simple the recipe sounds and how gorgeous it turns out...:)!!

  19. This looks similar to a zucchini dish my mom used to make in the summers when we had tons and tons of zucchini--loved it! I will try this when our plants kick in.

  20. Quick & fabulous appetizer idea :)

  21. Outstanding! Great yummy appetizer :) Buzzed!

  22. yaaaay!! I can add this to my zucchini repertoire... my garden and I will be happy! :) Thanks for sharing my friend!

  23. delicious way to use zucchini looks wonderful

  24. This sounds really interesting, Claudia. A great use for all that zucchini I have in the garden right now :-)

  25. I have 25 zucchini growing the garden right now. With this I can branch out from grilling and bread!

  26. Great use of zucchini. I would definitely have to pile some more cheese on top...living with a rabid cheeselover and all. ;)

  27. how long do you bake it and at what temp?

  28. 350 till browned... I have to say around 35 to 40 minutes, it browns evenly every oven is different so you have to watch it.. I have never overcooked it since the moisture level is high...its just like a cake.. no fail really.

  29. When I read and saw your recipes, whoaah it makes me hungry! I never experience baking food such this, Thanks for this post, now I have my guidelines to make this yummy food!

  30. Great for the zucchini season! I love mine with extra portion of cheese :-)

  31. Loving this... and perfect for the Courgette glut. It looks so light and fresh xx

  32. We sure have enjoyed featuring your awesome post on Full Plate Thursday,547. Hope you are having a great summer and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen


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