If you’re looking for a tasty side, these Baked Zucchini Chips are your answer! Sliced zucchini baked to perfection with a bread crumb and parmesan crust. These bite-sized veggies taste amazing and are a great alternate to the classic fried zucchini recipe.
Zucchini makes the best veggie side dish (in my humble opinion), and this is one of our favorite ways to prepare it! They’re really similar to our baked zucchini fries, and just a little bit lighter than fried zucchini.
A lighter zucchini side dish
One of our most favorite vegetables to make side dishes with is ZUCCHINI! In fact, we frequently make fried zucchini for Sunday dinners. Yes, they’re fried which isn’t necessarily “good” for you, so we decided to make a healthier version – today’s recipe for Baked Zucchini Chips.
Like most of our recipes, this dish was very simple. The coating process was basically the same as fried zucchini, but instead of frying them in oil, we baked them in the oven for 30 minutes. The result was a delicious, crispy zucchini chip that tasted just as good as the fried version. We were super impressed at how delicious these were!
Cooking on a wire rack over a baking dish worked best for this recipe.
How to Make Zucchini Chips:
These Zucchini chips really are so easy to make.
BREADING. You begin by whisking together the breadcrumbs, cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper. From there, you place the milk in a shallow bowl and dip the zucchini slices in, followed by tossing them in the breadcrumb mixture, coating both sides.
BAKE. Then, place the zucchini slices on a wire rack coated with cooking spray. Bake for 30 minutes or until browned and crisp. Simple!
Can you air fry zucchini chips? Air frying is another healthy alternative, just like baking. Heat your air fryer to 390°F. Prepare your zucchini according to recipe directions. Place a single layer of zucchini rounds in the air fryer. Cook for 5-7 minutes until crispy.
Tips for serving and storing
These are definitely best when served straight from the oven so if you’re making them for a party or dinner, be sure to keep that in mind.
If you’re looking to add some variation, try some of these methods:
- Add chili flakes or cayenne pepper before baking.
- Use different dipping sauces. We love dipping these in homemade ranch dressing, but you can also try some of your favorites dipping sauces such as marinara sauce or horseradish sauce.
How do I store leftover zucchini chips?
- Fridge: Store the cooled chips in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days.
- Freezer: Once the chips have cooled flash freeze them by placing them in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Freeze for 2-3 hours then transfer the chips to a freezer safe container. Label and freeze for 3-6 months.
How to reheat leftovers? These baked zucchini chips are best when eaten right away, but If you happen to have leftovers the optimal way to reheat them is in the oven. You can broil them on low for 2-4 minutes or place them in a preheated oven at 375° F for 5-7 minutes until they are heated through.
We know that fried foods always taste amazing, but we think you will enjoy these zucchini chips.
We like to serve zucchini chips with:
For more zucchini recipes, check out:
- Zucchini Tots
- Parmesan Crusted Zucchini
- Cheesy Zucchini Casserole
- Zucchini Boats
- Baked Crusted Zucchini Sticks
- Cheesy Zucchini Bake
Zucchini Chips Recipe
- 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese freshly grated
- 1/4 tsp seasoned salt
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp black pepper freshly ground
- 1/4-1/2 cup milk fat-free
- 2 small zucchini sliced in ¼ inch thick pieces
- cooking spray
- In a medium bowl, whisk together breadcrumbs, cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Place milk in a shallow bowl.
- Dip zucchini slices in milk, and toss in breadcrumb mixture, coating both sides. Place on a wire rack coated with cooking spray.
- Bake at 425° for 30 minutes or until browned and crisp. Serve immediately.
Adapted from www.myrecipes.com