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Baked Zucchini Fries Recipe

Baked Zucchini Fries Recipe

I am not a French fry kind of gal. I love baked sweet potato fries, but the deep fried French fries don’t appeal to me. I had some zucchini that needed to be used, so I decided to try baked zucchini fries.

I asked Josh if he wanted some of my fries and he turned up his nose. I was kind of surprised because he loves baked sweet potato fries too and most vegetables. He didn’t like the idea of baking zucchini and calling them fries though. They sounded “too healthy” to be good. So I went along my merry way preparing the fries. He decided to make some zucchini fries too-but he fried his in olive oil on the stove.

When we sat down to eat dinner together, he asked if he could try one of MY healthy fries. I already tasted one, so I knew they were down right delicious, so of course I shared:) He tasted one, and then another and another. He loved them! He thought they were much better than his fried fries. Ha! The healthy fries win! Yahoo!

If you are looking for a healthy alternative to fries, give these a try. We dipped them in homemade marinara sauce. You can use store bought if you wish. These fries make a great side to any meal or a fun snack! Don’t forget about this recipe-I know it will come in handy when you have summer zucchini growing out your ears:)

Baked Zucchini Fries


3 medium zucchini, sliced into skinny sticks
2 large egg whites, beaten
1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs (we make our own)
2 T grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp dried basil
Pinch of dried oregano
1/4 tsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper, to taste


Preheat oven to 425°. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Set aside.

In a small bowl, beat egg whites with a fork until frothy.

Put the breadcrumbs, basil, oregano, garlic powder and cheese on a plate-I used a pie tin. Mix well.

Dip the zucchini sticks in the egg whites and then into the bread crumb mixture, make sure all sides get coated well. Place the sticks on the prepared baking sheet. I did the sticks one by one.

Bake at 425° for about 20 minutes or until golden brown and a little crispy. I turned over the fries half way through. Serve warm. We like to dip ours in marinara sauce.

If you like these baked fries, you might also like:

Baked Sweet Potato Fries from Two Peas and Their Pod
Baked Potato and Sweet Potato Chips from Two Peas and Their Pod
Baked Carrot Oven Fries from 101 Cookbooks
Oven Baked Garlic Fries from Dishing Up Delights

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189 Responses to “Baked Zucchini Fries Recipe”

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  3. Rebecca — January 22, 2011 @ 6:21 pm

    I tried these tonight and they were amazing! It’s a new favorite recipe for me

    • twopeas replied: — January 23rd, 2011 @ 7:24 am

      So happy you like the zucchini fries!

  4. kara — February 3, 2011 @ 9:54 pm

    To many good recipes!!!! I like my friend zucchini, but will try baking them and giving them to Ds.

  5. wedding photography utah — May 30, 2011 @ 2:51 pm

    what a great idea! My boyfriend and I have started a healthy eating lifestyle and are ALWAYS looking for healthy but good tasting recipes.

    He swears that eating healthy means eating bland, tasteless food. But I am on a mission to show him that’s not the case.

    Will definitely make this recipe and see what happens.

    • Two Peas replied: — May 31st, 2011 @ 12:17 am

      I hope you enjoy the zucchini fries! We love them!

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  7. heidi — June 6, 2011 @ 10:39 pm

    tried these tonight, so good, thanks for sharing!! My son even ate these, he thinks he doesn’t like zucchini so I called them green fries. He scarfed his right up without any complaint, and said he liked them!

    • Two Peas replied: — June 7th, 2011 @ 6:07 pm

      So glad your son liked the zucchini fries!

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  13. Swati — August 14, 2011 @ 10:51 pm

    These look mouthwatering. I’ve been looking for a new, fun way to make vegetables and this is the perfect recipe!

  14. Rebecca — August 16, 2011 @ 8:13 pm

    These are fantastic! I made them into round little “chips”, if you will, and my husband and I couldn’t get enough. Thanks for a healthy alternative to tempura…my standby zucchini recipe when zucchini bread has worn out its welcome :)

    • Two Peas replied: — August 16th, 2011 @ 10:29 pm

      Love the chip idea! So glad you liked our recipe!

  15. Sherry8 — August 17, 2011 @ 8:22 am

    I have made my zuchinni almost like this for years…Most of the time mine are cut into slices or circles, not the shape of frys.

    We really like them this way. About the only thing I leave out is the oregano.

  16. Victoria — August 21, 2011 @ 7:26 pm

    These are delicious! I just made them and I’m munching on them with a little chipotle mayo. I still have some of the bread crumb mixture and zucchini left so I’ll make more tomorrow :) The only thing I might try different next time is to use panko bread crumbs to make it a little bit crunchier. Unless I didn’t leave them in the oven long enough. I guess I’ll find out tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe :)

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  19. Jennifer — September 12, 2011 @ 4:52 pm

    These look so yummy! Perfect for a night in with the girls watching a movie!! I’m having a dinner night at mine soon and will definitely be giving these a spin. Great recipe!!

  20. Rose — September 21, 2011 @ 3:15 pm

    Oh my… I made these tonight for dinner and they were amazing! In fact, I loved them so much I’ll be making them again tomorrow. Thank you so much for this superb recipe 😀

    • Two Peas replied: — September 21st, 2011 @ 3:25 pm

      Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed the zucchini fries!

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  23. Elizabeth — January 28, 2012 @ 9:48 am

    I know I’m a little late to the party, but I just made these recently and they were delicious! My husband was skeptical like yours but was won over immediately. He has already requested them for next week. Thanks for sharing!

    • Two Peas replied: — January 28th, 2012 @ 10:01 am

      I am glad you liked the zucchini fries!

  24. Sydney — January 30, 2012 @ 6:48 pm

    These were delicious! I’ve just recently discovered your website and I’m a convert. You’ve got tons of great ideas- thanks! One question: dipping and dredging the zuke fries took forever (my 1 & 3 year olds were all over the place as I went one at time with the fries) until finally I just had to go faster and then the breadcrumb mixture didn’t coat as evenly or at all. Is there any faster way?

    • Two Peas replied: — January 30th, 2012 @ 10:16 pm

      That is the way I do it. You can try shaking them in a bag?

  25. Christie — February 20, 2012 @ 7:42 pm

    These are delicious! I made them with dinner tonight and they were a big hit! So much better than regular french fries!!

    • Two Peas replied: — February 20th, 2012 @ 10:32 pm

      I agree, so much better than regular fries! Glad you liked them!

  26. Sara — February 22, 2012 @ 10:14 pm

    Just stumbled across your blog and made these fries tonight. Even my junk food addicted boyfriend loved them. Great recipe!

    • Two Peas replied: — February 23rd, 2012 @ 10:51 am

      Thanks for visiting and I am glad you liked the fries!

  27. Sara — February 23, 2012 @ 11:50 pm

    Spent a large portion of the workday scouring your blog (guilty!) and I can’t believe I’ve just found it-you may be a genius!! Can’t wait to test more recipes!

    • Two Peas replied: — February 24th, 2012 @ 9:27 am

      Welcome Sara! Hope you enjoy our recipes!

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  31. Liz Kiernan — June 23, 2012 @ 2:59 pm

    Thanks for the recipe! Just before taking them out of the oven I sprayed the fries with canola oil cooking spray which added a nice crisp. Keep the summer vegetable recipes coming please!!!

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  35. Ali — July 14, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

    I have just made these and they were delicious!!! Thank you for a great healthy recipe! :-)

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