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Crispy Zucchini Parmesan Chips

These deliciously crispy zucchini parmesan chips are perfect for a side dish, appetizer, or snack. The blend of seasonings is delightful, and you’ll love the crunch.

They have the flavor of fried but the nutrition of baked. With just enough olive oil to make them crisp, you can feel good about serving them to your family.

zucchini parmesan chips on a small plate

This is a low-carb food that tastes out of this world. This recipe takes advantage of the versatility of zucchini.

Zucchini Chips in the Oven

Cooking this in the oven on a high temperature adds a crispness to the exterior while keeping the inside succulent and packed with flavor.

If you’re a fan of zucchini, you’ll love it. But even if you don’t love vegetables, you’ll be surprised by how good this is.

I love roasting vegetables in the oven. Somehow, it brings out the sweetness of the veggie while leaving all of the nutrients intact.

They’re so delicious my husband asked for seconds. This is amazing since he’s not a big fan of vegetables.

Zucchini Parmesan Chips Ingredients

You only need a few ingredients to make this wonderful dish. In fact, some of the items are probably already in your pantry.

I typically have fresh zucchini in my fridge because during normal times I buy it every week. We’re still staying in our short-term rental, waiting for our house to close, so I actually had to intentionally purchase it for this recipe.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for zucchini with parmesan:

  • Zucchini
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Seasoned salt
  • Black pepper

You can add other spices if you want. If I want something with a little kick, I sprinkle some cayenne over the top.

For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.

How to Make This Zucchini Parmesan Chips Recipe

First, preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Then spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. 

Cut the zucchini into approximately 1/2” slices. Or if you want zucchini parmesan fries, you can cut them lengthwise.

sliced zucchini

Next, place the zucchini slices or sticks in a large or medium bowl.

Drizzle olive oil over them and stir until the zucchini is completely covered in oil.

drizzling olive oil over zucchini slices

Now dip each of the slices in the parmesan cheese.

Press the cheese into each piece of zucchini to make sure it sticks. Coat both sides.

dipping zucchini in parmesan

Then place the slices or sticks on the baking pan in a single layer.

The edges can touch as long as they don’t overlap.

raw zucchini parmesan chips on a pan

Sprinkle the seasoned salt over the top. Now sprinkle pepper over all of them.

I tend to go a little heavier on the pepper.

Place the zucchini in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until the tops turn golden brown.

You can flip them for the last 5 minutes, but I don’t.

cooked zucchini parmesan chips

Serve hot. If you like to dip, try this yummy Baja sauce or this creamy buttermilk ranch dressing. They’re even good dipped in this delicious McDonald’s signature sauce.

Benefits of Zucchini

Zucchini is loaded with nutrients, such as vitamin A, manganese, potassium, magnesium, vitamin K, folate, B6, and much more.

It’s loaded with antioxidants. It helps to protect your body from free radicals that can cause cancer and many other diseases.

Zucchini is good for digestion because it’s packed with fiber and water. This enables you to enjoy a large quantity, knowing that it helps keep your digestive tract healthy.

This rich green vegetable grows abundantly during the summer. And now that we’re able to shop veggies from all over the world, you can get it year-round in most grocery stores.

There are many other benefits that are too numerous to name. Just know that eating zucchini is good for you. If you’re preparing a meal for the family, add a zucchini dish to make it more nutritious.

plate of crispy zucchini parmesan chips

Great for Backyard or Patio Garden

Zucchini is easy to grow in a small space or container. They have large root systems, so if you grown it in a container, make sure it’s deep enough to handle the roots.

You can start with seeds or purchase seedlings that have already sprouted. Make sure you provide plenty of water and sun, and you should have all the zucchini you can eat.

plate of crispy zucchini parmesan chips

More Zucchini Dishes

There are so many different foods you can prepare with zucchini. It’s a wonderful ingredient that’s affordable, delicious, and good for you.

Here are some yummy zucchini recipes:

Zucchini Pizza Bites – These little treats are a great addition to any snack table.

Italian Chicken Zucchini Casserole – When you want a delicious dinner that’s also a one-pan meal, this one is perfect. It satisfies the appetites of a hungry family while providing a rich and yummy flavor.

Garlic Zucchini Parmesan – The big difference here is the garlic. And it’s delicious!

Zucchini Casserole – You’ll love this yummy casserole from Back to My Southern Roots.

Cheesy Zucchini Ham Bake – Serve this over rice, noodles, potatoes, or all by itself!

Fork of zucchini parmesan chips

What to Serve with Zucchini

If you’re cooking zucchini as a side dish, you can serve it with any meat, including beef, pork, chicken or fish.

Here are some main dishes that go with your favorite zucchini dish:

Mock Swiss Steak 

Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin

Mississippi Pot Roast

plate of crispy zucchini parmesan chips

Crispy Zucchini Parmesan Chips

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These delicious crispy zucchini parmesan chips are not only delicious, but they're also easy to make and nutritious!

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchinis
  • 1/2 cup of grated parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425˚ F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Cut the zucchini into approximately 1/2” slices.
  3. Place the zucchini slices in a large bowl and drizzle the olive oil over them. Mix until all of the zucchini slices are coated in oil.
  4. Dip each oil coated zucchini slice in the parmesan cheese. Make sure both sides are coated.
  5. Place the slices in a single layer on the baking sheet. 
  6. Sprinkle with seasoned salt and pepper.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the tops turn golden brown.
  8. Serve hot.
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 129Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 11mgSodium 419mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 5g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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Helen at the Lazy Gastronome

Saturday 4th of September 2021

This looks so easy!! I'm going to give it a try! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Hope your weekend is wonderful!

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