Crispy Baked Parmesan Zucchini

Picture this: tender zucchini coated with a golden layer of crispy Parmesan goodness. Our Crispy Baked Parmesan Zucchini recipe is a celebration of flavors and textures. It’s a dish that elevates this humble summer vegetable into a star-worthy appetizer or side.

Every bite of these zucchini sticks offers a satisfying crunch, revealing the delicate zucchini inside. The Parmesan brings its signature umami, while the baking process intensifies the flavors, leaving you with an irresistible combination.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchinis, cut into sticks
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Β½ teaspoon salt
  • ΒΌ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • Cooking spray
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425Β°F (220Β°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly coat it with cooking spray.
  2. In a shallow bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Dip each zucchini stick into the beaten eggs, allowing any excess to drip off, and then roll them in the breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere.
  4. Place the coated zucchini sticks on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Lightly spray the tops with cooking spray to help them turn golden and crispy.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, turning the sticks halfway through, until the zucchini is tender and the coating is crisp and golden.
  6. Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Crispy Baked Parmesan Zucchini is a delectable dish where tender zucchini sticks are coated with a crispy layer of Parmesan-infused breadcrumbs. Baked to golden perfection, these zucchini sticks are a delightful appetizer or side that’s sure to please.

Nutrition information: Calories: 187, Total Fat: 7g, Sodium: 537mg, Total Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 13g

A celebration of flavors, Crispy Baked Parmesan Zucchini is the answer to your cravings for something savory, crunchy, and utterly satisfying. Whether served as a party starter or a delightful accompaniment to your main course, these zucchini sticks are a testament to how simple ingredients can create extraordinary results. So, gather your fresh zucchinis and let your oven work its magic, transforming them into a culinary masterpiece that’s as delightful to look at as it is to devour.