Baked Zucchini Fries

These baked zucchini sticks are crusted and baked in panko, parmesan cheese, oregano, and basil. Zucchini fries are healthy AND delicious!

I’ve shared in the past how we make Fried Zucchini and Parmesan Crusted Zucchini, but today I wanted to share a recipe for Crusted Baked Zucchini Fries.

Zucchini Fries stacked on a dish

Baked Zucchini Sticks – so easy!

We LOVE Zucchini!! It’s no secret at our house, especially because we buy it ALL the time! It’s one of those versatile veggies that you can make several side dishes with and can even throw it into dessert (like our Chocolate Zucchini Cake) to make you feel like it’s somewhat healthy. 😉

Today’s recipe is one of our FAVORITE ways to enjoy zucchini—Zucchini Fries! They only require a handful of ingredients and about 15 minutes of prep work, and let me tell you, these baked zucchini sticks are SO good and crunchy.

It’s a great side dish with any meal – especially an Italian dish or even Roast or Steak. We had these zucchini sticks last week with pasta and they were gone in no time. We sometimes serve these as an appetizer with Homemade Ranch dressing or marinara sauce, but they are great on their own too!

How to make Zucchini Fries

We love that these are so simple!! Here is all you have to do…

PREP. Begin by cutting your zucchinis into spears. Then rinse, and let dry.

COAT. In a Ziploc bag, combine the bread crumbs, cheese, and seasonings, and mix. From there, you will whisk the eggs in a bowl. Place a few zucchini sticks into the eggs and coat them well. Then place in the ziploc back and shake around until they are totally covered with the seasonings. Continue until all zucchini sticks are coated.

BAKE. Line a baking sheet with foil, and place all zucchini fries on the sheet. Bake at 350° for about 16-20 minutes.

SERVE. Serve immediately while they’re hot and fresh out of the oven.

Zucchini Sticks in bread crumbs on baking sheet

Dips + Air Fryer Instructions

The parmesan cheese makes such a great flavor that I love these zucchini sticks without any dips or sauces.

However, you can definitely add extra flavor if you choose. Ranch Dressing and Marinara sauce would both be great choices.

Air fryer: If you want to make a healthy fried version try using an air fryer. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees. Spray the basket with cooking spray and place the zucchini sticks in a single layer. Be sure they are not touching to maximize air flow. Fry for about 8-10 minutes.

Zucchini Fries recipe - stacked on white plate

So easy, right?! And we must note that they are best served fresh. Just like our fried zucchini, these kinds of recipes are best served right out of the oven or pan. But trust me, we think you’ll agree and love how simple these are to make.

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Zucchini Fries Recipe

5 from 3 votes
These baked zucchini sticks are crusted and baked in panko, parmesan cheese, oregano, and basil. Zucchini fries are healthy AND delicious!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 115 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 2-3 zucchini
  • 1 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp Basil
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 2 eggs
  • olive oil spray

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350. Cut your zucchini ends and then cut in half and then cut into spears. Rinse and let dry.
  • In a large Ziploc bag, combine Panko bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, basil, oregano, and garlic salt. Mix.
  • Whisk eggs in a bowl. Place 5-6 zucchini spears into the eggs making sure they are well coated and then place in the Ziploc bag and shake around until well coated.
  • Place crusted sticks onto a foil lined cookie sheet. Continue Step 3 until all Zucchini are made and are on the cookie sheet.
  • Spray with olive oil spray and bake for 16-20 minutes until Panko is golden brown. Serve warm and enjoy with Ranch or Marinara Sauce.

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. I think you read my mind today. I just got some zucchini the other day and have been craving some breaded zucchini. I may be making these tonight with our anniversary dinner. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. I love zucchini and all these recipes sound delicious! We usually just marinate our zucchini in a robust italian dressing and then grill it. It is a favorite. Thanks for the recipes!!

  3. 5 stars
    Very easy to make and all the taste testers loved them! I would eat right out of the oven, they were much better hot then just luke warm.

  4. 5 stars
    Thank you for all yhe great revipes! Ive made a list of ones that I am making…Im doing keto so some I cant make right now but I will one day! Thank you again..god bless

  5. 5 stars
    This makes A lot. I also made breaded pickle spears with the left over coating.

    Kids were loving them. Very yummy and easy to make.