Baked Zucchini Fries Recipe

These baked zucchini fries are a healthier, delicious alternative to traditional fries. Coated with a crispy layer of panko breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese, and seasoned with a blend of spices, they’re baked to perfection. Serve them with a homemade sauce for dipping, and you’ve got a snack or side dish that’s sure to impress. Here’s how to make them.


For the Zucchini Fries:

  • 3 small to medium-sized zucchini (about 1 pound total), yielding about 36 pieces.
  • Breadcrumbs: Use flaky panko breadcrumbs for extra crunch.
  • Cheese: Shredded or grated Parmesan cheese for a savory flavor.
  • Seasoning: Garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and dried oregano for seasoning the coating.
  • Flour: To dry the surface of the sliced zucchini and help the eggs stick.
  • Eggs: To create a sticky coating for the breadcrumb mixture to adhere.

For the Sauce:

  • Dijon mustard, mayonnaise, and honey for the base.
  • Apple cider vinegar for acidity.
  • Black pepper for seasoning.
  • Water to adjust the consistency.
  • Fresh basil for a herby freshness.
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  1. Preheat the Oven and Prep the Zucchini:
    • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    • Cut the zucchini into fries, approximately 3 inches long and ½ inch thick.
  2. Prepare the Coating:
    • In one bowl, mix the panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and dried oregano.
    • In another bowl, whisk the eggs.
    • Place flour in a third bowl.
  3. Coat the Zucchini:
    • Dip each zucchini piece into the flour, shaking off any excess.
    • Dip next into the beaten eggs, and then dredge in the breadcrumb mixture, pressing to coat.
  4. Bake:
    • Place the coated zucchini fries on the prepared baking sheet.
    • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden and crispy.
  5. Prepare the Dipping Sauce:
    • While the fries are baking, prepare the sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together Dijon mustard, mayonnaise, honey, apple cider vinegar, black pepper, a bit of water to adjust consistency, and finely chopped fresh basil.
  6. Serve:
    • Serve the baked zucchini fries hot from the oven with the dipping sauce on the side.


  • Ensure Crispiness: Don’t overcrowd the zucchini fries on the baking sheet. Space them out to ensure they get crispy.
  • Serving Suggestion: These zucchini fries make a great appetizer or side dish. They’re perfect for those looking for a healthier alternative to traditional fries.
  • Customize Your Sauce: Feel free to adjust the sauce ingredients according to your taste preferences. Add more honey for sweetness, or increase the mustard for a sharper flavor.

Enjoy your baked zucchini fries with their delicious dipping sauce, a dish that offers a fantastic way to enjoy zucchini with a delightful crunch and a burst of flavor.