Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries are a delicious side dish or appetizer! Baked until crispy, and served with dipping sauce, these “fries” will be a big hit!Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries are a delicious side dish or appetizer! Baked until crispy, and served with dipping sauce, these "fries" will be a big hit!

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries are a delicious family-friendly way to get kids (and adults) to EAT THEIR VEGGIES!  Baked (not fried) to a crispy finish, and served with a cool, seasoned dipping sauce on the side, these “fries” won’t last long, as a side dish or an appetizer!

The zucchini are crispy on the outside, and have lots of flavor with the simple coating, and the PLUS is that they are BAKED, not FRIED. They are really very easy to prepare, and it’s a great way to get more veggies into the food rotation!

It’s easy to get these veggies into everyone, in a fun way (especially if the kids like french fries)!  Zucchini fries are delicious baked and eaten without any accompaniments, but I like to dip them in a tasty sauce (or ranch dressing).

Making The Sauce/Dip For Zucchini Fries

This time I made up a quick and simple Mexican-spiced dip/sauce (with some of my favorite spices), to serve on the side. I made the sauce by combining non-fat plain Greek yogurt with a Tablespoon of mayonnaise. I then added cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, and paprika, and mixed until blended.

The dipping sauce has good Southwestern flavor, but is not too spicy, by the way! Make ahead, cover,  and refrigerate until ready to use.

Ingredients for dipping sauce for Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries.

How To Cut Zucchini For Zucchini Fries

I used a green zucchini and a yellow zucchini to make the fries. After slicing the ends off, they were cut like this:

  • #1 Cut each in half in the middle.
  • #2 Cut each half in half lengthwise.
  • #3 Cut those pieces into 4 lengthwise slices each (so they are wedges about 1/2 an inch wide).

Zucchini is sliced into wedges to make Baked Parmesan zucchini fries.

In a small bowl, place two eggs. Lightly beat the eggs until they are fully combined.

In a separate bowl, place Panko crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Add garlic powder, salt, pepper, paprika and Italian seasoning, and stir until combined.

Beaten eggs, and panko bread crumbs are needed to coat zucchini fries before baking.

Prepping Zucchini Fries For Baking

Dip zucchini wedges, one at a time into the egg mixture to coat. Shake off excess egg back into bowl, then dip and roll in Panko mixture to coat all sides.

Zucchini fries are coated with panko breadcrumbs before baking.

Place each coated piece of zucchini on a baking sheet which has been lined with aluminum foil, covered with non-stick spray.

Repeat until all “fries” have been coated.  Make sure to keep wedges separated on foil.

Parmesan zucchini fries are placed in single layer onto baking sheet to bake.

Baking Zucchini Fries

Spray the top of the zucchini with cooking spray or lightly drizzle with olive oil.  Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 22-25 minutes, flipping zucchini fries over,  half way through the cooking time.

When done, the zucchini should be crisp on the outside and lightly browned.

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries are golden brown and crispy after baking.

Transfer zucchini fries to a platter, and serve with dipping sauce (if desired).

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries are served with dipping sauce.

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries on red platter, with dipping sauce.

Serve, and enjoy this yummy finger food side dish (or appetizer!).  Recipe is easily doubled for a larger crowd… as written, the recipe makes 32 “fries”. Hope you enjoy these zucchini fries – we sure did!

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Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Zucchini Fries Recipe Source: Trish, at https://www.momontimeout.com/baked-parmesan-zucchini-fries-recipe/

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
22 mins
Total Time
32 mins
 
Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries are a delicious side dish or appetizer! Baked until crispy, and served with dipping sauce, these "fries" will be a big hit!
Category: Side Dish / Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked Parmesan zucchini fries
Servings: 32 fries
Calories Per Serving: 18 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 zucchini (medium sized- I used 1 green and 1 yellow)
  • 2 eggs , beaten lightly
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
For Dipping Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt (can substitute sour cream)
  • 1 Tablespoon Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon EACH of spices (chili powder, ground cumin, garlic powder and paprika)
Instructions
To Make Dipping Sauce:
  1. Mix Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, and paprika in small bowl until blended. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to use.
To Make Zucchini Fries:
  1. Cut both ends off each zucchini (discard). Cut each zucchini in half across the middle, then cut each half in half lengthwise, then cut those pieces into 4 lengthwise slices each (so they are wedges about 1/2 an inch wide). You should have 32 wedges.
  2. In a bowl, lightly beat eggs until combined. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, mix Panko crumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, pepper, paprika and Italian seasoning until combined.
  4. Dip zucchini wedges, one at a time into the egg mixture to coat. Shake excess egg back into bowl, then dip and roll zucchini slice in Panko mixture to coat all sides. Place each coated piece of zucchini on baking sheet lined with foil, and sprayed lightly with non-stick spray. Repeat until all "fries" have been coated. Keep wedges separated. Spray the top of the zucchini with cooking spray, or lightly drizzle with olive oil.
  5. Bake in preheated 425 degree oven for 22-25 minutes, turning zucchini slices over, half way through cooking time. When done, zucchini should be crisp on the outside and lightly browned. Transfer zucchini fries to a platter, and serve with dipping sauce (if desired).
Nutrition Facts
Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries
Amount Per Serving (4 wedges)
Calories 18
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 45mg2%
Potassium 42mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Vitamin C 2.2mg3%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries

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