Cheesy Zucchini Breadsticks Recipe

These Cheesy Zucchini Breadsticks are a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional breadsticks. Made with fresh zucchini and loaded with cheese, they are perfect for a low-carb snack or as a side dish to your favorite meals.


  • 4 cups grated zucchini
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp garlic parsley salt
  • 1 cup grated cheese of choice (for topping, such as more mozzarella, cheddar, or a mix)


  1. Preheat Oven and Prepare Baking Sheet:
    • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly grease it to prevent sticking.
  2. Drain Zucchini:
    • Place the grated zucchini in a colander over the sink. Add a little salt and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Squeeze out as much excess water as possible using your hands or a clean kitchen towel. This step is crucial to prevent soggy breadsticks.
  3. Mix Ingredients:
    • In a large bowl, combine the drained zucchini, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg, and garlic parsley salt. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  4. Shape Breadsticks:
    • Transfer the zucchini mixture to the prepared baking sheet. Press it into a rectangle about 1/2 inch thick. Try to keep the thickness uniform so the breadsticks cook evenly.
  5. Bake:
    • Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the base has firmed up and is golden brown.
  6. Add Topping:
    • Remove from the oven and sprinkle the top with your choice of grated cheese. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. Broil (Optional):
    • For a golden and crispy top, switch the oven to broil and broil for 2-3 minutes, watching closely to avoid burning.
  8. Cool and Serve:
    • Let the breadsticks cool for a few minutes before cutting into strips. Serve warm with marinara sauce for dipping, if desired.


  • Cheese Variations: Experiment with different types of cheese for the topping, like sharp cheddar for a bolder flavor or a blend of Italian cheeses.
  • Seasonings: Feel free to adjust the seasonings to match your taste preferences, adding herbs like basil or oregano for an Italian touch.
  • Serving Suggestion: These breadsticks are perfect as a side for soups or salads, or as a healthy snack during the day.


Cheesy Zucchini Breadsticks are a fantastic way to use up zucchini and make a tasty, cheesy treat that everyone can enjoy. They are easy to make, customizable with your favorite cheeses and seasonings, and are sure to be a hit at any gathering or meal.