Baked Zucchini Fries have a crispy Panko crumb and Parmesan cheese coating. For extra flavor, they’re seasoned with a little Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Serve them with some marinara sauce for a healthy appetizer.
I’m a sucker for fried foods, but my waistline can no longer deal with the fat and calories. So I love to make “fried” foods in the oven or Air Fryer.
With these Baked Zucchini Fries, you get all the flavor of Deep Fried Zucchini sticks, but they are much lighter and healthier.
Just a few sprays of cooking spray is all these Baked Zucchini Fries need to crisp up.
Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables to cook in the summer. It is so plentiful and cheap. Zucchini is very low calorie and very low on the glycemic index. It’s high in potassium, manganese, Vitamin C and Vitamin A.
These Baked Zucchini Sticks only have 105 calories per serving.
Baked at 425 degrees, it only takes these Baked Zucchini Fries about 22 to 25 minutes to bake. Don’t overcook them because they can get too soft and mushy.
Baked Zuccchini Fries
Baked Zucchini Fries have a crispy Panko crumb and Parmesan cheese coating. For extra flavor, they're seasoned with a little Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Serve them with some marinara sauce for a healthy appetizer.
- 3 medium zucchini, ends trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch by3 to 4 inch pieces
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup Panko crumbs
- 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- cooking spray
Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray foil with cooking spray.
Add eggs to a bowl and whisk well.
On a paper plate or shallow dish, combine Panko crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and seasonings.
Coat zucchini pieces in egg and then press both sides into Panko crumb mixture.
Arrange on prepared baking sheet and lightly spray with cooking spray.
Bake for 22 to 25 minutes. If desired, serve with marinara sauce.