Cook up a batch of Air Fryer Zucchini for the perfect easy side dish!
Chunks of zucchini are tossed with a light bread crumb and parmesan topping and baked to crispy perfection. They’re full of flavor, light and crisp.
Amazing Air Fryer Zucchini
The Air Fryer is a low carb/Keto lover’s dream! Make this dish for a party or the big game, or just for a super quick and easy side dish! Air fryer zucchini is also a great recipe for home cooks who are just learning their way around all the amazing things an Air Fryer can do! They are literally foolproof. Recipes like air fryer eggplant and fried zucchini are the snacks that keeps you on track without sacrificing nutrition, flavor, or your waistline!
ZUCCHINI Zucchini squash is firm, flavorful, and just the right squash for this recipe. But any summer squash can be used!
BREAD CRUMBS The zucchini is tossed in Parmesan bread crumbs for the perfect crunch and flavor. The difference between this recipe and Air Fryer Zucchini Chips is that the zucchini just has a light crunch in this recipe and it’s very fast to make. Zucchini chips are more evenly coated and take a bit of time.
SEASONINGS Basil, oregano, salt, and pepper are the basic flavorings here but try your favorite seasoning mixes from Greek to Italian to switch things up.
How to Air Fry Zucchini
It’s incredibly easy to make the most amazing treats with an Air Fryer!
- Cut zucchini into ¾” chunks – no need to peel them.
- Toss with seasonings and bread crumbs (per recipe below).
- Place the zucchini in the Air Fryer basket and cook until crisp.
Air Fryer Tip: As with most veggies, a single thin layer gives the best results. If you’d like to cook more, cook in batches, and then put it all back into the air fryer to heat through at the end.
More Zucchini Favorites
- Sauteed Zucchini
- Crispy Fried Zucchini
- Easy Baked Zucchini
- Air Fryer Zucchini Chips
- Easy Zucchini Pancakes
- Sauteed Zucchini Coins
Did you make this Air Fryer Zucchini? Be sure to leave a rating and a comment below!
Air Fryer Zucchini
- 1 pound zucchini about 2 medium
- 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese grated
- 2 tablespoons panko bread crumbs
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon each kosher salt & black pepper or to taste
- Cut zucchini into ¾" chunks.
- Toss all ingredients in a small bowl.
- Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
- Place zucchini into the air fryer basket and cook 5-7 minutes or until zucchini reaches desired texture.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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Just received my air fryer so this was my first attempt. No regrets, delicious and fast.
Very easy and totally delicious. Will definitely make again and again.
Great! Really tasty! Love it!
Put this together before zucchini went bad. O. M. G It was Soooo good!!
Thank you for this peasy recipe!! And I NEVER write comments!! This is my first one!!
Thank you so much for leaving a comment and rating Diane! I’m so glad you loved this recipe.
This is my favorite zucchini recipe. I mixed all of the ingredients except the oil together. After I coated the zucchini with the oil, I sprinkled the other ingredients over and mixed it together and the coating stuck.
Enjoyed this recipe with my first garden zucchini this summer. Thanks. I’ll be making it again!
I love that, Debi! So happy you are able to enjoy your garden zucchini!
This is a stupid recipe. Mixing the cheese and breadcrumbs all together did not coat the zuchinni and instead ended up as dust in the bottom of my air fryer. Needs maybe egg white for a binder. This was a waste of ingredients, I should have just used zucchini, oil and salt.
These are not breaded or coated zucchini, the crumbs/cheese is just to add a little bit of crunch/flavor, not all of the breading will stick. If you’re looking for breaded zucchini, I would suggest air fryer zucchini chips.
Most of the breading stuck in my air fryer. Would not do this in the air fryer again but would try it in the oven instead was too much of a mess to clean up and not enough of the breading on the zucchini.
Oh no, I am sorry that happened, Carla. Our air fryer has a non-stick basket but if you are having problems with the breading sticking you could spray with cooking spray before adding the zucchini, hope that helps!
I tried this last week and it was delicious! I added paprika, Italian seasoning and season salt.
Sounds delicious, Linda! Thanks for sharing.
Just made this zucchini and it’s excellent…so easy too!
Glad you enjoyed it, Cindy!
Holly all your recipes look delicious and I am going to try a few of them immediately. I am new at cooking and air frying so I need all the help I can get so thank you for the post. Jack
Glad we can help, Jack! Have fun cooking!
Thank you! My family really liked this. I served it with a sriracha mayo sauce.
A sriracha mayo sounds like a delicious dipping sauce for these! So glad you loved the recipe Linda.
This was really really good. I have tons of zucchini from my garden, so this is a new way to cook them and it was very easy
It’s such a delicious and easy way to use those garden zucchinis! Glad you enjoyed it, Karen :)
AMAZING! Best zucchini I have ever had! Definitely a recipe I’ll repeat!
Wonderful recipe. So easy and delicious.
Thanks Lisa! Glad you enjoyed it.
The pin on pinterest said freezer friendly. Are these freezable, and if so, how?
Sorry for any confusion HB, but I would not recommend freezing these.
First time using an air fryer and this is the recipe I made. It was delicious! Came out crispy and very flavorful!!
Hi, recipe says to toss all ingredients together. Do you coat the Zucchini with the olive oil and then toss them in the bread crumb mix? Looking forward to trying this. Thanks! Rita
I literally just toss them all together You could do it with the oil first too Rita, but the crumb mixture may not quite get as much oil so it may change the texture. Enjoy the zucchini.
These were ok it needed more something and the coating did not get crispy. Deserves a redo!
For people like me who loves zucchini…make this! Yum!!!
So glad you enjoyed it Amy!