Zucchini Chips baked — not fried


If you’re craving something crispy, cheesy or breaded, this recipe for Zucchini Chips is a perfect, lighter substitution. Serve these as an appetizer, snack or side dish with hot or cold marinara sauce or low-fat ranch dressing.

These Zucchini Chips have a slightly crispy taste and a hint of cheese. Photo by York Daily Record/Sunday News — Kate Penn.

Ingredients
1/4 cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon of Italian herb mix (oregano, basil, rosemary, thyme and sage)
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons skim milk
2 1/2 cups sliced zucchini

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Slice zucchini in 1/4-inch pieces.
3. Mix first four ingredients in a bowl, and lightly season with salt and pepper.
4. In a separate bowl, pour the milk.
5. Place a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet and spray it with cooking spray.
6. Dip zucchini in the milk, coat with breadcrumbs, and place on the pan.
7. After you’ve breaded all of the zucchini bake for about 30 minutes or until crisp.

Nutrition information (serves 4): 59 calories, 7 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams fat, 4 grams protein

Leigh Zaleski

I'm a health features reporter for the York Daily Record/Sunday News and healthy living blogger for No Sweat, York. Contact me with story ideas at lzaleski@ydr.com, 717-771-2101 or @leighzaleski on Twitter.

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2 Responses

  1. Jessica says:

    Seriously, I have never been a fan of zucchini but after watching the video, I feel like wanting to try it. I am not sure yet whether I would like it but there’s not harm in trying anyway. Plus, it’s something that I can actually do myself as it’s pretty simple.

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