Crispy Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries | Healthy Comfort Food

Sometimes, all we need is a plate of comfort food that doesn’t compromise on healthiness. Introducing our delightful recipe for Crispy Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries. These zucchini fries are a healthier twist on the classic comfort food, with a satisfying crispy exterior that will make your taste buds dance with joy.

Ingredients

  • 3 medium zucchinis, cut into fries
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (use whole wheat for an extra health boost)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • Cooking spray
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly coat it with cooking spray.
  2. In a shallow bowl, mix breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Dip each zucchini fry into the beaten eggs, allowing excess to drip off, then coat it in the breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere.
  4. Place the coated fries on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer, making sure they aren’t touching.
  5. Lightly spray the fries with cooking spray to help them crisp up in the oven.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping the fries halfway through, until they are golden brown and crispy.
  7. Once done, remove from the oven and sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley for an extra burst of flavor.
  8. Serve the zucchini fries warm with your favorite dipping sauce.

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Total time: 35 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Enjoy the satisfying crunch of these zucchini fries, coated in a flavorful mixture of breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese, and baked to perfection. It’s a guilt-free comfort food that will have you coming back for more.

Nutrition information: Calories: 158 | Fat: 5g | Carbohydrates: 21g | Fiber: 2g | Protein: 9g

Crispy Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries are the ultimate healthy comfort food that satisfies cravings without compromising on nutrition. Whether you’re looking for a savory snack or a unique side dish, these zucchini fries deliver a delightful experience. The crispy coating, infused with the savory goodness of Parmesan and balanced spices, perfectly complements the tender zucchini inside.

What sets these zucchini fries apart is their guilt-free baking method. By ditching the traditional deep-frying, we’ve made sure you can enjoy every bite without worrying about excess oil. Plus, using whole wheat breadcrumbs adds a wholesome touch, boosting fiber and nutrients. Serve these fries as a fantastic appetizer at gatherings, or even as a side to your favorite meal.

In each bite, you’ll taste the care we’ve taken to craft a recipe that not only respects your health goals but also leaves you wanting more. So, gather your zucchinis and preheat that oven – a batch of Crispy Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries is just moments away from becoming your new all-time favorite comfort food.