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Air Fryer Zucchini Fries (No Oil Recipe)

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If you’re on the hunt for a snack that’s both delicious and healthy, look no further than these zucchini parmesan sticks. This recipe for Air Fryer zucchini fries transforms simple zucchini into crispy, cheesy treats that are perfect for any occasion, from a laid-back pool party to a sophisticated baby shower. They’re a fantastic way to indulge in something savory without the guilt, thanks to a few wholesome ingredients.

Why Will You Love this Recipe?

  • Health Benefits: Zucchini is low in calories but high in vitamins and fiber, and when paired with Parmesan, you get a good dose of calcium too.
  • Perfect Snack or Appetizer: These sticks are easy to pick up and dip, ideal for mingling at gatherings.
  • Great for Any Event: Whether it’s a casual get-together or a more formal affair, these zucchini sticks fit right in.
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Recipe Variations

  • Spice It Up: Add some chili flakes or swap the cayenne pepper for smoked paprika for a different kind of heat.
  • Gluten-Free Option: Use almond flour or gluten-free breadcrumbs to cater to those with dietary restrictions.
  • Cheese Varieties: Experiment with different cheeses such as Asiago or Pecorino for a new flavor twist.
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Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

Author: Laura Bais
Check out this healthy air fryer zucchini fries recipe! This simple recipe not only adds a burst of flavor to your snack time but also offers a way to enjoy vegetables in a fun and tasty format. Try them out and see how quickly they disappear at your next gathering!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, European
Servings 3 servings
Calories 233.7 kcal


  • 1 zucchini
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs 80 g
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 40 g
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/5 teaspoon pepper
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Cut the zucchini into sticks approximately 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick.
  • In one bowl, mix the Parmesan cheese with the breadcrumbs.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the eggs with salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Dip the zucchini sticks in the egg mixture, then coat them in the breadcrumb mixture, and repeat.
  • Arrange the coated sticks on an air fryer rack or a lined baking sheet if using an oven.
  • If using an air fryer, cook at 400°F (200°C) for 20 minutes, turning halfway through. In the oven, they may need a few extra minutes.
  • Serve with your choice of dipping sauce.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 233.7kcalCarbohydrates: 24.6gProtein: 13.2gFat: 9.1gSaturated Fat: 3.9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2.4gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 123.6mgSodium: 1.053mgPotassium: 309.6mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3.5gVitamin A: 458.9IUVitamin C: 11.8mgCalcium: 225.4mgIron: 2.2mg
Keyword air fryer zucchini recipe, healthy zucchini recipe, low fat recipe, no oil recipe
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