Baked Zucchini Chips

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Baked Zucchini Chips are great way to enjoy fried zucchini taste without the guilt. They are delicious dipped in marinara sauce or light ranch.

Baked Not Fried Zucchini with Ranch and Marinara Dips

Baked Zucchini Chips

We love fried zucchini! Now we have a way that we can enjoy it without the guilt and it is every bit as good! No need to fire up the fryer, you can bread these lightly in our recipe for seasoned breadcrumbs and bake them in the oven and voila! All the crisp flavor you’re seeking, without the oil and fat.

How to Pick the Perfect Zucchini

Just a few tips, when you are purchasing or growing zucchini, smaller is actually better. The bigger they get the more flavor they lose. My husband actually worked at a zucchini farm when he was in high school and if they got too big, they couldn’t sell it. When preparing this veggie, there are a few ways you can go. I like to cut the zucchini at a bit of an angle so the spears are more like ovals instead of circles. This is great served with some marinara or light ranch for dipping.

Health Benefits of Zucchini

While zucchini has not reached the trendy level of super-food status like kale or acai berries, zucchini can hold its own in the health benefits department. For starters, like a lot of vegetables, zucchini contains no fat and is high in water and fiber. It is also an excellent source of potassium and manganese and vitamins C, K, B6 and riboflavin. It is also a great way to get your anti-oxidants. With such a nutrient-dense food, especially prepared in the right way, why wouldn’t you want to add more of it to your diet?

More Zucchini Recipes

If you want to try adding a little more zucchini to your life, there are several great ideas here.

How to Make Baked Zucchini Chips

Baked Zucchini Chips

5 from 3 votes
Baked Zucchini Chips are great way to enjoy fried zucchini taste without the guilt. They are delicious dipped in marinara sauce or light ranch.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Combine eggs and milk in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper.
  • Dip each zucchini piece into the egg mixture, then dip into bread crumbs until evenly coated in crumbs. Place zucchini on baking sheet, spray the top of each with cooking/butter spray and then bake in the oven at 425-degrees for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • For an added crisp, turn the oven to broil and cook for about 30-45 seconds longer or until golden (watch them closely to prevent burning). Remove from oven and serve hot with ranch dressing or marinara/pizza sauce for dipping.
  • *If you really want them fried, you can follow the same preparation instructions but instead of baking: fry in a shallow pan of vegetable oil, turning once to brown on each side.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 409kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 24gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 1312mgPotassium: 706mgFiber: 5gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 855IUVitamin C: 36.7mgCalcium: 506mgIron: 4.3mg

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Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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  1. Hey everyone, I don't know what happened, but some of your comments were deleted on this post! Here are some of the comments people have posted:

    Katie said…

    This looks great! I can't wait to try it!

    Posted by Katie to Favorite Family Recipes at May 11, 2011 1:02 PM

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    Marie said…

    Thanks so much for this recipe. We have zucchini planted and plan to use this when we have some ready to eat.
    Love,
    Marie

    Posted by Marie to Favorite Family Recipes at May 11, 2011 8:09 PM

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    Posted by kathleen to Favorite Family Recipes at May 12, 2011 12:30 AM

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    Liz said…

    I am planning on making this with the organic zukes we are having delivered this week. YUM!

    Posted by Liz to Favorite Family Recipes at May 12, 2011 7:28 AM

  2. Thanks so much for this recipe. We have zucchini planted and plan to use this when we have some ready to eat.
    Love,
    Marie