Crispy Zucchini Fries (oven baked)

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Zucchini Fries are the perfect way to enjoy fresh garden zucchini and are perfect served as an appetizer or a side dish! Crispy and crunchy with tender zucchini inside, these parmesan zucchini fries are going to be your new favorite snack!

When my garden is overflowing with zucchini, you can find me making all of my favorites like Easy Baked Zucchini and even putting it in desserts and creating Zucchini Brownies.  These easy zucchini fries are a favorite for a quick and easy snack.

Crispy parmesan zucchini fries on a plate


How To Make Zucchini Fries

I love crispy Baked Zucchini Fries! These are lightly breaded with a combo of Panko bread crumbs & parmesan and baked in the oven for the perfect guilt free bite!

Once baked crisp, we love to dip and dunk these into ranch dressing, warm marinara sauce or Spicy Dill Dip!

making oven fried zucchini fries

How Do You Make Oven Fried Zucchini?

As much as I love deep fried zucchini, I more often prefer a lighter oven baked version without the extra fat and calories.  It’s easy to make:

  1. Cut zucchini into wedges leaving the skin on.
  2. Combine panko and parmesan cheese in a bowl with a touch olive oil. Adding the oil at this time will help the coating crisp up.
  3. Beat egg and milk, and toss with zucchini slices.
  4. Dip each zucchini into the crumb mixture. Press the crumbs to each zucchini stick to help them adhere.
  5. Bake in a hot oven on a parchment lined pan.

dipping parmesan zucchini fries into chipotle mayonnaise

How Long Do You Bake Zucchini Fries?

It depends on their thickness, I usually do them about 15 minutes (give or take), you want them tender crisp. If you want to make oven fried zucchini slices, they will only take about 10-12 minutes to bake, flipping about half way to ensure they are brown on both sides.

Are Zucchini Fries Healthy?

Since this zucchini fries recipe is baked in the oven and has very little oil, they are a relatively healthy option when compared to its deep fried counterpart. If you are watching your waistline, they’re much lower in calories.

If you’d like to make zucchini fries without breadcrumbs for a low carb option, you can use extra parmesan cheese or even a bit of almond flour.

Zucchini fries on a baking sheet ready to be cooked.


Parmesan Zucchini Fries are simple to make, tasty and satisfying for the perfect appetizer, snack or a side dish! Every year I grow zucchini in the garden and I try to find creative ways to use it up! From Zucchini Bread, to Grilled Zucchini and spiralized Zucchini Salad, the possibilities are endless! 

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Print Recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Crispy Zucchini Fries
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
18 mins
Total Time:
28 mins
Author: Holly
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked zucchini fries, fried zucchini, zucchini fries

Tender zucchini fries with a simple crispy parmesan Panko coating.

  • 2 large zucchini
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 Cup parmesan Cheese
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon each pepper, garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • Store bought
  • 1/3 cup Mayonnaise or Dressing
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 chipotle in Adobo or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
Chipotle Mayonnaise
  1. Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Set aside.
Zucchini Fries
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine Panko Bread Crumbs, Parmesan Cheese, Pepper & Olive oil. Mix well and set aside.
  3. Wash zucchini and cut into fries (leaving skin on).
  4. Beat egg & milk together. Toss zucchini in the egg and milk mixture.

  5. Dip each zucchini fry into the bread crumb mixture pressing the crumbs to make sure they stick.
  6. Place on a parchment lined pan and spray with cooking spray. Bake 18-20 minutes or until crust is crispy.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional information accounts for the use of half of the breadcrumb coating (there will be extra). Does not include dip.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 59, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 114mg, Potassium: 180mg, Carbohydrates: 6g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 3g, Vitamin A: 3.7%, Vitamin C: 14.2%, Calcium: 7.4%, Iron: 3.2%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

REPIN this Simple Zucchini Recipe

Zucchini Fries on a white plate with dipping sauce

Original recipe & photos appeared on Spend with Pennies June 2013.

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Zucchini Fries are a great snack, side or appetizer. These are crispy and crunchy and everyone loves them! #spendwithpennies #zucchinifries #parmesanzucchinifries #friedzucchini #ovenfried #appetizerrecipe #easyrecipe
Zucchini Fries are crispy and crunchy with tender zucchini inside, these parmesan zucchini fries are going to be your new favorite snack! #spendwithpennies #zucchinifries #parmesanzucchinifries #friedzucchini #ovenfried #appetizerrecipe #easyrecipe


Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

20 comments on “Crispy Zucchini Fries (oven baked)”

  1. Chipotle in adobo…what is this. I’ve never bought this before. Thank you

  2. Looks grrat . Do you bake them at a high temp of 400-450 or more around 375?

  3. I’m always overloaded with zucchini in the summer. My husband will pretty much only eat them fried but maybe I can trick him with these
    Great post!!

  4. Do you spray just the parchment paper with cooking spray or spay both the “fries” and the paper.

  5. Could you please tell me the calorie count for these. Thank you.

  6. Your yummy fries are being featured on Dandelion Wishes Wednesday tonight! Come on by and grab a featured button :)

  7. That chipotle mayo is calling my name! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  8. I love anything zucchini Can’t wait to give this a try. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday..

  9. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. I love these. Will have to try the chipotle mayo!
    Will be a change from plain ol’ Ranch dressing.

  11. YUM!!! Hopped over from Five Little Chefs

  12. These look amazing. I am pinning! I just made some asparagus fries that I will be sharing on my blog. I love veggie fries like dessert. The dipping sauce sounds so good. Party in my mouth! Thanks for the recipe and have a great week! Wanda

  13. Hi Holly,
    This is a great recipe that we will love, thanks for sharing!
    Miz Helen

  14. These look so good, I LOVE making zucchini fries in the summertime! The chipotle mayo sounds like the perfect thing to have with these, I’ll have to give that a try next time! Thanks for sharing, it sounds wonderful!

  15. These look amazing! I love Panko, too! It makes such a light and crispy coating. :-) Thanks for sharing your recipe, and the sauce, too. :-)
    His blessings,
    Kim @ Curtain Queen

  16. Pinning these. My niece calls zucchini the new potato. Wait until I make these for her.

  17. These sounds yummy. I’ve had these at restaurants and always enjoy them, should try it out myself.
    Thanks for sharing.

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