Baked Parmesan Zucchini Sticks

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I got kinda hooked on these this summer.  I’ve always loved the zucchini sticks my parents served at their pizzeria and used to eat them often when I worked there.  But let’s be real, though they are a “vegetable”… the deep fried part kinda trumps the veggie part don’t ya think?

I started making these at home this summer…not sure why it’s taken me so long to put this zucchini recipe together.  I love zucchini, but get kind of bored of the usual ways I cook it and am always on the lookout for new recipes for zucchini. These are so easy to make, just slice them into sticks, bread and bake. I now love making zucchini like this and eating it on the side of whatever else I’m having…for example, the crispy sticks were awesome over a bowl of simple spaghetti with tomato sauce.  Or just put out a plate of them pre-dinner and have them as a snack.  However you serve them … enjoy.

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Baked Parmesan Zucchini Sticks

Ingredients

  • 3 large zucchini, sliced longways, halved and cut into sticks
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried garlic powder
  • Olive oil spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray olive oil spray on large baking sheet. Set aside.
  2. Slice zucchini into long planks. Cut planks in half then slice long into sticks.
  3. In large shallow bowl, whisk together 2 eggs, set aside. In large shallow dish, combine breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, oregano and garlic powder.
  4. Working with 3-4 zucchini sticks at a time, start breading process by dunking and completely covering zucchini with egg mixture. Take zucchini sticks out of egg mixture, allowing an extra egg to drip off, and place into breadcrumb mixture. Gently coat the zucchini stick completely with breadcrumb mixture. Place breaded zucchini stick onto baking sheet.
  5. Continue this process until all zucchini sticks are breaded and on baking sheet. Spray each zucchini stick with olive oil spray and place into 425 degree oven. Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Using a spatula, flip each zucchini stick and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until crisp and golden brown.
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80 Responses to “Baked Parmesan Zucchini Sticks”

  1. Erica posted September 25, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Beautiful. I love baked oven “fries”- especially when they’re a fry version of a veggie other than the traditional potato. Yours look perfect. Want to come make them for me ;)

  2. Pamela posted September 25, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    These look terrific, Aggie!

  3. Kate @ Our Best Bites posted September 25, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Those look fricking amazing. :)

  4. Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) posted September 26, 2010 at 2:03 am

    Those look so tasty! I’ve been wanting to try zucchini sticks for awhile, they always sound so good. :)

    Jenn

  5. bellini valli posted September 26, 2010 at 8:12 am

    I like to believe these are a healthy alternative to potato chips as a snack Aggie.

  6. pegasuslegend posted September 26, 2010 at 9:36 am

    these look perfect!

  7. Lisa posted September 26, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Mmmmmnn! A plate of these could be my dinner!

  8. Ad K. posted September 26, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    What a great “nibble” to fix when guest call to say their on their way over! Looks yummy. TFS

  9. Eliana posted September 27, 2010 at 9:56 am

    They look perfectly delicious and I love that they are baked and not fried :)

  10. Jamie posted September 27, 2010 at 11:54 am

    These look super duper good Aggie. I’ve been wantig to make them since you posted them on the CBS blog. I need to do so very soon.

  11. Carla Fiscina posted September 27, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Oh, they look awesome! Baking is the healthiest idea imaginable and I’ll definitely try it!

  12. Amanda posted September 27, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    OMG those look fabulous!

  13. Jenn's Food Journey posted September 27, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Ok, when I make my baked zucchini sticks, they never look that good!!! They look amazing!!!

  14. Maria posted September 27, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    We love making these! the best “fries” ever!

  15. Cajun Chef Ryan posted September 28, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Aggie,
    These look great, and with a very hot oven you can “oven fry” just about anything that would normally be deep fried in oil.

    Bon appetit!
    CCR
    =:~)

  16. Jason's BBQ Adventures posted September 28, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Great looking recipe! Gives me a great idea on how to do a similar thing on the grill!

  17. Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen posted September 28, 2010 at 11:27 am

    They look great Aggie!

  18. marla {family fresh cooking} posted September 28, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    There is no reason why I would ever need fried fries with these baked Zucchini sticks around. I must try these. My kids would love them too. I now understand why you have such great taste-you grew up in the biz :)

  19. beth posted September 28, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    These look very tasty. A good way to satisfy that crunch crave we all get. One great thing is you can make all sorts of dif. sauces to create a unique take. Thanks for your ideas they are always inspiring. Beth

  20. Jen Bowman posted October 2, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    These were fantastic! Thanks for so much inspiraton. I love that you come up with healthy, yet tasty recipes. On Friday nights, My family and I have a fun indoor picnic (the kids love it!) and these zucchini were perfect “fun night” food. don’t know if I have ever had a bad recipe from you!!! Aggie, you rock!!! ;)

  21. Laurianne posted October 8, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Aggie:

    FABULOUS! Had them last night and even my non’zucchini loving mom liked them :) And your Marsala had my mom eating mushrooms for the first time ever that I’ve seen :) More recipes !!!!!! The Butternutsquash bake is in queue for next week!

  22. Katie posted October 21, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    omg, I am making this ASAP! How yummy they look!!

  23. Caneel posted December 28, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Yum. I can’t wait to try these, especially this summer when it’s growing out of control in my garden! :)

  24. Jennifer (Savor) posted January 30, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Go Aggie!

  25. Cookin' Canuck posted January 30, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    I adore baked zucchini sticks! It’s one of the best ways to use up my summer bounty of zucchini. You’ve inspired me to make some for game day.

  26. Megan posted February 1, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Zucchini sticks were just put on the menu! :) They look fabulous and such a great way to get kids to eat their veggies.

  27. Dan posted February 4, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    These look absolutely stunning! Crispy, crunchy, and soft on the inside. I am DEFINITELY making these very soon. Thanks for the idea!

  28. Erica posted February 6, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Made these tonight as a Superbowl snack. Everyone loved them! Great recipe :)

  29. Damsel posted February 9, 2011 at 9:27 am

    I’m drooling over these, and it’s 9:30 in the morning. I will definitely be making these this weekend. Thanks!!!

  30. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. posted February 10, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    These look wonderful! Hope you are well. Feel out of touch with you

  31. Kristy Tolley posted February 19, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Sooooo…..seeing this recipe has totally made me decide to plant zucchini in my garden this year. I can NOT wait! Thank you for sharing it!

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  33. Robyn | Add a Pinch posted April 21, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Aggie – these look yummy! We’ve planted lots of zucchini plants and I can’t wait to make this!

  34. fajas colombianas posted April 22, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Thanks for this recipe. My kids absolutely loved it! and what they did was make another dip using cheese and the other was with gravy, now im all out of zucchini and need to restock again.

  35. Katie posted May 4, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    I made these and they were a hit but they didn’t come out crispy, they were browned and breaded, but kind of “floppy”. Do you think this could be a thin-ness issue with the cutting?

  36. Lucy @ Lucy eats posted May 5, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    I am the #1 fan of zucchini and fries and to combine them together? You, my friend, have changed my life!

  37. dentist london posted May 10, 2011 at 5:09 am

    thanks for this wonderful share..

  38. שף בבית posted May 29, 2011 at 5:42 am

    a very good original idea.
    thank you for the great recipe

  39. Danielle posted June 6, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    These were definitely easy to make. Although, I found flipping with a spatula to be nearly impossible. So I sacrificed my poor fingers and grabbed the ends to turn them over. It was much easier. And I dipped them in a bit of alfredo sauce instead. Super tasty.

  40. Apron Appeal posted June 25, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Uhmmm no, deep fat fry does not trump veggies…it’s just a transistion to a healthier way of eating. ;) If I can make these look pretty in a picture, would you mind if I posted in on my blog?

  41. Jan J. posted June 29, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    YUM! Making these tomorrow with the zucchini I got on sale! Thanks for the recipe.

  42. Dhc posted August 20, 2011 at 9:51 am

    This recipe is delicious and looks as good as the picture. Made it last night-a keeper!!!

  43. JayLynn posted August 22, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    I LOVE zucchini fries! I’ve never tried them with ketchup, though. great idea :)

  44. elena posted September 13, 2011 at 3:56 am

    Hi, I’ve found your blog on twitter and I really like it! I’m always looking for healthy recipies for my family and I love this one. Have a look at my blog and if you like it you can follow me with google or on twitter @nuvoledielena.
    Bye

  45. Laura @ GotChocolate posted September 17, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    STOP IT!!! You’re making me hungry and I JUST ate!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!!

  46. dentist in Krakow posted December 12, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    I agree with Laura ! Delicious!

  47. Chris @ TheKeenanCookbook posted December 21, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    We made these this past weekend – delicious! We substituted Panko for breadcrumbs but still great. This ones a keeper so we’re featuring in this weeks Taste Test Thursday. Great recipe :)

  48. April posted April 30, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Do these freeze well?

    • Aggies Kitchen posted May 1, 2012 at 1:24 pm

      Hi April – I have never tried freezing them but I have reheated them from the fridge in a toaster oven the next day. I don’t know how the freezer might change the texture of the zucchini (since it’s one of those veggies that holds a lot of water). Next time I make them I’ll try to remember to set some aside for the freezer to experiment!

  49. R Meyer posted June 19, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Just made these tonight – came out perfect!!!
    Used whole wheat panko bread crumbs and mrs dash italian seasoning since was out of oregano.
    The portions were just right – THANKS!!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted June 19, 2012 at 10:52 pm

      wonderful! thanks so much for the feedback, glad you enjoyed it! :)

  50. Patty posted September 9, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Just made these. You need to definitely double the coating. That coating listed is only enough for 1 medium one.

  51. DEBBIE posted November 27, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    GREAT IDEA FOR A LOW CALORIE RECIPE!

  52. JAN MARIE posted March 7, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    These were great. I mixed 1/2 and 1/2 breadcrumbs and Panko bread crumbs and they turn out light, crunchy, and very yummy.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted March 11, 2013 at 12:21 pm

      Great, thank you! I am anxiously awaiting for zucchini season to start making them again! Thanks for stopping by and letting me know, I really appreciate it! :)

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  54. Selma posted June 16, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    this is a great recipe..I can not wait to try it.

  55. Selma posted June 16, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    thank you for sharing it.

  56. Judy posted September 12, 2013 at 10:41 am

    I’m asking about the crispy chicken mayonnaise recipe. I’m trying to bookmark it but every recipe I see of it is unbookmarkable. Help.

  57. Judy posted September 12, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Oh sorry. I meant to say I love chicken and I double love mayonnaise. I can eat it with a spoon. :-)

  58. Jen W posted September 26, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Thank you for the recipe! This is my second time making them, and I can’t wait til they come out of the oven.

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