Baked Zucchini Fries Recipe

These Baked Zucchini Fries are a healthy alternative to traditional French fries. Utilize your garden zucchini and make these baked zucchini fries as a great side to any meal or a fun snack!

Baked zucchini fries on plate with marinara dipping sauce

Zucchini Fries – A Healthy Alternative

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 on my merry way preparing the zucchini fries. He decided to make some zucchini fries too-but he fried his in olive oil on the stove.

pile of healthy baked Zucchini fries on plate

Taste Test: Fried vs. Baked Zucchini Fries

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 downright delicious, so of course, I shared:) He tasted one, and then another and another. He loved them! He thought my baked zucchini fries 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 zucchini fries try. We dipped them in a homemade marinara sauce. You can use store-bought if you wish. These baked zucchini 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:)

parmesan zucchini fries on plate with marinara

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parmesan zucchini fries served with marinara dip

Baked Zucchini Fries

4.67 from 3 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 3 medium zucchini sliced into skinny sticks
  • 2 large egg whites beaten
  • ½ cup whole wheat bread crumbs we make our own
  • 2 T grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ tsp dried basil
  • Pinch of dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • 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.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 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.

  2. 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 🙂

  3. 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!!

  4. 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 😀

  5. 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!

  6. 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?

  7. 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!

  8. 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!!!

  9. Great recipe – mine turned out delicious! The Parmesan cheese made the breading just that right amount of salty. I just wish I’d cut my zucchini strips skinnier, since (being zucchini) the fries naturally got moist and mushy as they cooled.

  10. Here in the UK we have a chain of burger restaurants called Byron and they have ‘courgette fries’ on their menu. They look just like this but unfortunately they deep fry them. Great to find a recipe for a baked version and with the addition of some herbs too, I’ll be sure to try these soon!

  11. Just made these, they’re great! Just make surfe you put enough oil on the pan (not too much, not too little) to make sure the breading doesn’t stick to the pan!

  12. 4 stars
    Made these tonight, along with another person’s recipe for zuc fries. This recipe was the better of the two. Four stars: I had to double all the spices, as we could barely taste any. But, once that was done, the zuc fries were tasty. I will make them again. Although tasty, we do not eat french fries, as they are not healthy.

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