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.
Parmesan cheese adds the flavor that takes it to out-of-this-world goodness. Basic zucchini slices become crunchy deliciousness that you won’t be able to get enough of.
This is a low-carb food that tastes out of this world. This recipe takes advantage of the versatility of zucchini.
Normally, I make it as a side dish. But it’s also a good appetizer for any special occasion. I like it for dinner parties, potlucks, or Super Bowl parties.
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:
- Grated parmesan cheese
- Olive oil
- Seasoned salt
- Black pepper
You can add other spices if you want like Italian seasoning. If I want something with a little kick, I sprinkle some cayenne over the top.
Another thing you might want to do to add even more crunch is add bread crumbs. I don’t do that because I can’t have the gluten. Plus I don’t think it’s necessary.
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 to make zucchini spears.
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.
Now dip each of the slices in the parmesan cheese. You can add garlic powder and fresh herbs if you want, but I don’t think they need it.
Press the cheese into each piece of zucchini to make sure it sticks. Coat both sides.
Then place the slices or sticks on the baking sheet in a single layer.
The edges can touch as long as they don’t overlap.
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. I think the best way to get the crispness you want is to leave them alone and let the oven do most of the work.
Serve hot to get the most of their amazing flavor. 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.
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.
Great Side Dish
Although you can actually enjoy these zucchini chips as the main dish if you’re eating an all-vegetable meal, but they are also the perfect side dish.
If you’re a fan of zucchini, you’ll love this. But even if you don’t care for it cooked other ways, you might still enjoy this recipe because it’s packed with so many different flavors.
These zucchini parmesan chips are delicious when dipped in marinara sauce. Or just use your favorite dipping sauce.
All meals are more nutritious with a veggie side. With this delicious recipe, you don’t have to sacrifice great flavor.
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!
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 – This was one of our family’s favorite dishes when my kids were little.
Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Thighs – Crispy on the outside but juicy in the middle, you can’t go wrong with this delicious chicken!
Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin – This is such an easy way to cook a pork tenderloin, and the results are amazing!
Mississippi Pot Roast – After I discovered how easy this flavorful main dish was, I started making it often. It also makes great leftovers!
Crock Pot Pork Chops – These are some of the most flavorful pork chops you’ll ever taste. You’ll love the results of this delicious recipe that only has 3 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
- Preheat oven to 425˚ F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
- Cut the zucchini into approximately 1/2” slices.
- 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.
- Dip each oil coated zucchini slice in the parmesan cheese. Make sure both sides are coated.
- Place the slices in a single layer on the baking sheet.
- Sprinkle with seasoned salt and pepper.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the tops turn golden brown.
- Serve hot.
Nutrition InformationYield 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.