Oven Baked Zucchini Fries

I’m literally eating these oven baked zucchini fries while I’m writing this post. I’m getting salt on the keyboard. But I can’t stop eating them. And I knew I needed to blog about these right away. Well, right after I instagrammed them.

raw zucchini

I can’t even take credit for them. But when I walked in from church, a little while before the Super Bowl, my roommates were whipping these up for the party. I had a post all planned for today, but after tasting these, I knew this needed to be shared asap. I’ve actually made a similar recipe (these faux fried zucchini chips) but these zucchini sticks are more of a “general” crowd pleaser. (If you’re used to Fiber One, try the faux fried zucchini chips. If not, stick with these.)

zucchini fries


Oven Baked Zucchini Fries
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Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 6
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • ⅔ cup bread crumbs (or gluten free panko crumbs)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1½ pounds zucchini, (about 3 medium), cut into ½-by-3-inch sticks
  • 2 egg whites or 1 whole egg
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • Blue cheese, marinara, or hot sauce (for dipping)
  1. Preheat oven to 475Β°F.
  2. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  3. Mix the bread crumbs, salt, and garlic powder and spread on a plate.
  4. Dip zucchini in egg white, and roll in breadcrumbs.
  5. Arrange the zucchini so they’re not touching, on the baking sheet.
  6. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  7. Bake on the center rack for 10 minutes.
  8. Turn the zucchini over.
  9. Continue to bake until golden and just tender, about 8 to 10 minutes more.
  10. Serve with marinara, hot sauce, or blue cheese!

Serve with a few different kinds of dips (I liked hot salsa) and you’ve got a great party snack.

baked zucchini fries

I munched on way too many of these while watching the game commercials. But I suppose that’s better than diving face first into the tortilla chips. Right? Balance, I’m telling you.

These oven baked zucchini fries are a healthy alternative to fried zucchini! Crispy and crunchy without all the oil!

What did you snack on yesterday?


  1. I’ve tried baking zucchini before and failed, miserably. These look so good though I’m totally giving it another shot!

  2. I’ve made fries out of lots of veggies, but not zucchini. Very interesting!! I’ve made zucchini chips, so I can imagine these are good too!

  3. I tried making zuchinni fries a while back and they didn’t turn out so well! They were soggy and eggy and just plain nasty! Will definitely be giving these a try sometime soon. Zuchinni is a staple in our household and I’m always looking for fun ways to cook with it. Thanks, Liz!

  4. Those sound so easy πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

  5. What a wonderful superbowl snack, I adore zucchini fries!!! I’ve never had them made with corn meal though but I think that’s a fantastic idea. And definitely better than their tortilla chip counterparts so a couple (few?) extra won’t hurt!! πŸ˜‰

  6. mmmm I love zucchini. Need to try this!

  7. Mmmm these sound pretty delicious. We just chowed on popcorn during the game…nothing too exciting!

  8. These look yumm! Thanks for the recipe going to make them this week.

  9. I wonder if I could try Chia Seeds instead of the egg? Look awesome tho!

  10. Looks so good, Liz! I’d love to try these.

  11. I saw these on instagram and instantly thought they looked delish, even though i HATE zucchini. I do end up loving anything coated and baked and crispy!

  12. Yes, please!

    That is all. πŸ™‚

  13. Yummm, these look amazing! I’ve never thought of zucchini fries before – I might have to try it out!

  14. oo clever!! I never thought of doing this lol I’ve had zucchini fries out once, but def never thought of making them on my own lol

  15. I love baked zucchini fries…this is the only way I can get my step son to eat zucchini and he actually loves them! Thanks for the recipe πŸ™‚

  16. ooo these look so good! At least once a week I’ll make veggie burgers/veggie dogs for convenience and I’ll normally cook sweet potato or steak fries with them, but these would be a great alternative!!

  17. I made homemade date/nut bars that I still need to post.
    These look fantastic! I love zucchini and can’t wait to try these!

  18. I LOVE zucchini and any healthy recipe that imitates french fries. Thanks so much for sharing! πŸ™‚

  19. I am going through an “I love zucchini” phase right now- I’m eating it with both lunch & dinner on a daily basis so I shall definitely be trying this recipe out! Thanks for sharing, Liz!

  20. yum! i love the idea of using a healthy something like zucchini and turning them into fries!

  21. Yum! Zucchini is one of my favorite veggies! πŸ™‚ These look delicious (and what a healthy spin on the typical fry!!)

  22. I’ve never made zucchini fries before but they look great!

  23. Such an easy recipe, yum!

  24. Mmmm! Great way to use summer squash.

  25. I felt same way about ovenbaked eggplant fries. I havent tried zucchini yet but just reading this post,- i want to make them now! Loved the commercials this year πŸ™‚ and Beyonce ofcourse.

  26. ohh i love zucchini fries! Yesterday I didn’t really do much snacking. My day actually consisted of studying, eating meals & naps. Ha!

  27. Wow, those look so, so good. I’ve made courgette chips before but just plain; I bet the coating takes them to a whole new level… on the list to make!

  28. This makes me even sadder that I can’t find decent zucchini anywhere right now. I can’t wait ’til it’s zucchini season again!

  29. These look amazing!! I’ll have to try them (gluten-free, of course ;))

  30. Oh man, I loooove zucchini! I tried making oven-baked zucchini fries before (obviously not your specific recipe), but they didn’t come out that great, unfortunately. I’m going to bookmark this one and see if it comes out better! Zucchini just gets really soggy easily — I think that’s the problem.

    • Sometimes it helps if you slice the zucchini and wrap it in a paper towel for a little while. It helps absorb the water and makes it less soggy!

  31. I love zucchini fries and these look great since they are oven baked.

  32. Looks amazing!

  33. Yes, I love zucchini fries! Yours look awesome– I wish I had a plate right now! πŸ™‚

  34. This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  35. I’m not a huge zucchini fan, but these sound amazing!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for crafts, recipes, and tips: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  36. My friend just gave me a bunch of zucchini and I can’t wait to make these. They look amazing!

  37. These look good and really healthy! I’ve printed the recipe and hope to use it in the next few days with the fresh zucchini from the garden! Thanks for sharing!

  38. I will be making these tomorrow night!! Zucchini is my FAV! THX!!

  39. My mouth is watering! These sound so amazing! πŸ™‚

  40. These look delicious! I have several zucchini waiting to be picked from my garden, so these might make our menu this week πŸ™‚ Thanks for linking up with our Creative Spark party! Your zucchini fries were our most-clicked link last week! Hope you’ll stop by and link up with us again tomorrow.

  41. These look incredible! I love zucchini anyway so having another way to snack on it is awesome! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at Merry Monday this week!


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