Breaded Baked Zucchini Slices

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It is so delicious and easy to make these Parmesan breaded baked zucchini slices! Enjoy sliced into crisps or slice them into zucchini fries! It’s my kid’s favorite healthy vegetable snack!

Parmesan zucchini chips sliced breaded and baked

Why these breaded zucchini slices are the best!

+Kid-friendly family favorite vegetable snack or side dish! Parmesan breaded zucchini bites are a winner with our home and we hope yours too! It brings pure joy watching our children eat the whole squash, breading and zucchini together. These healthy baked zucchini slices are like potato chips, only thicker, and you just can’t have one!

+Perfect healthy alternative to fries! Move over fatty French fries and onion rings and Hello delicious crispy Parmesan breaded zucchini!

+It is all about the gluten-free bread coating! This breading is perfect for using on carrot fries, or beet fries too. It is salty, garlicky, and full of Italian herbs and nutty parmesan cheese flavor. Seriously, a beautifully easy gluten-free bread coating made of egg, flour and gluten-free bread crumbs. Serve this healthy baked summer squash (zucchini which is also known as Cucurbita pepo) as an appetizer, healthy snack, or side dish!

zucchini slices on a plate with fresh parsley garnish

What goes into this recipe

  • zucchini
  • whipped eggs
  • gluten free bread crumbs
  • grated Parmesan cheese
  • gluten free flour
  • Italian seasoning
  • salt plus more for preparing zucchini
  • garlic powder
  • fresh parsley chopped

How to make baked zucchini slices

STEP 1: First slice and salt the zucchini. Let set for 20 minutes then absorb the extra water on top with a paper towel.

slicing zucchini into thin coin slices.
Slicing zucchini into thin coin slices.
zucchini squash resting with salt drizzle to remove excess water
Water excretion from zucchini squash using salt.

STEP 2: Set out three bowls. One of each: flour, whipped egg, and bread crumbs mixed with Parmesan cheese and seasoning.

STEP 3: Dip zucchini slices into the flour first covering until fully coated. Then dip it into the egg followed by the bread crumb and cheese mixture.

zucchini slices being dipped in gluten free flour
Dipping zucchini slices in gluten-free flour mixture.
dipping zucchini slices in whipped egg
Dip zucchini slices in whipped egg.
how to make breaded baked zucchini
Dip zucchini slices in Parmesan Italian herb gluten-free breading.
zucchini baked chips
Bake the Parmesan breaded zucchini slices.

Roasted and baked

STEP 4: Set each parmesan breaded zucchini slice on the prepared baking pan. Bake the Parmesan breaded zucchini at 400 degrees for 10 minutes on each side. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve with your favorite dip.

Or, my mom’s suggestion, layer it with ricotta cheese and tomato sauce and turn it into zucchini Parmesan!

Benefits of Zucchini

According to this zucchini study, zucchini’s are a low-calorie vegetable packed with essential health promoting vitamins and minerals. They are rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, fiber, and promote eye health, can help cure asthma, and when eaten regularly lowers homocysteine levels.

How do you keep zucchini from getting soggy?

The key to making these Parmesan baked zucchini chips extra crispy on the outside is salt and remove the water before coating. Slice the zucchini into about ¼ inch slices then sprinkle salt on them to pull out extra water. Let the salt set for about 20 minutes then tap with a paper towel to remove the excess water that settles on the top.

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Parmesan zucchini chips sliced breaded and baked

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Breaded Baked Zucchini Slices

It is so delicious and easy to make these Parmesan breaded baked zucchini slices! Enjoy sliced into crisps or slice them into zucchini fries! It’s my kid’s favorite healthy vegetable snack!
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Diet Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 366kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 large zucchini
  • 4 eggs whipped
  • 1 cup gluten free bread crumbs
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup gluten free flour
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt plus more for preparing zucchini
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Slice zucchini into ¼ inch slices. Spray a baking pan with cooking spray. Lay the zucchini slices on the pan and sprinkle with salt. Let set 20 minutes then absorb the extra water on top with a paper towel.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl add the bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Add Italian seasoning, salt and garlic powder. Toss to combine.
  • In another small bowl add whipped eggs. Put flour in another small bowl.
  • Dip zucchini slices (one at a time) into the flour first covering until fully coated. Then dip it into the egg followed by the bread crumb and cheese mixture. Set on the baking sheet. Repeat for each zucchini slice (flour, egg, bread crumb and cheese mixture).
  • Bake the Parmesan breaded zucchini at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Flip and cook the other side for another 10 minutes. Sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley and serve right away.

Notes

  1. The key to making these Parmesan baked zucchini chips extra crispy on the outside is salt and remove the water before coating. Slice the zucchini into about ¼ inch slices then sprinkle salt on them to pull out extra water. Let the salt set for about 20 minutes then tap with a paper towel to remove the excess water that settles on the top.

Nutrition

Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 740mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 657IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 351mg | Iron: 3mg

This post was originally posted in August 2016 and has been updated with new content.

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