Zucchini Chips

Here's the Dish

I personally LOVE LOVE LOVE zucchini, and could eat it in just about any form or fashion.  However, I know there are many people that have their minds made up that they hate vegetables, and they absolutely refuse to try them.  I know this, because ‘that person’ was my father, until I made him these zucchini chips! My dad often complains that the ‘texture’ of vegetables is what turns him off, so I thought of ways that I could change that! The coating on these zucchini chips adds the perfect amount of  golden brown ‘crunch’ on the outside, while the zucchini remain nicely roasted on the inside!

These zucchini chips are the perfect snack if you’re craving something salty, and they taste great by themselves, or with a side of ketchup or marinara sauce! You could also try putting your own ’spin’ on the recipe by adding different kinds of spices to make them sweet and salty, or even spicy!

I love to make these as a side for my family BBQ’s, and even the pickiest eaters love em’! The only complaint I’ve ever gotten when I make these is that I don’t make enough!  (I usually double this recipe when making it for my family, because I could eat the whole tray by myself…No joke! :) )

Method

The estimated total time to make this recipe is 20 Minutes.

1

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper (or foil will work, but parchment paper works best), and spray with non-stick cooking spray.

2

Wash zucchini and slice into 1/4 inch slices.

3

Mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan and seasoning in one bowl.  Place the egg whites in another bowl.

4

Dip zucchini slices in the egg whites, followed by the breadcrumb mixture, coating them evenly.

5

Spread zucchini out on in a single layer on the baking sheet. Roast 7 minutes. Turn zucchini over. Roast another 7-8 minutes, or until coating is crispy and golden brown. Serve immediately.

Ingredients

2 Large zucchini, sliced into 1/4 inch disks
1/4 cupDry breadcrumbs1
1/4 cup Grated fresh parmesan cheese (or grated asiago cheese)
2 Egg whites
1/4 tspSeasoned salt
1/4 tspGarlic powder
1/8 tspFreshly ground black pepper
OptionalSeasonings: 1/4 teaspoon of any of the following: dried onion powder, oregano, Mrs.Dash seasoning, Cajun seasoning, Stevia, parsley, or basil

1 I like Panko, but you could make your own ‘fiber one’ breadcrumbs or use whatever type of bread crumbs you like

Nutrition Breakdown

4 Servings
70 Calories Per Serving
1.5 g Fat
10 g Carbohydrate
2 g Fiber
3 g Sugar
6 g Protein
2 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving

54 Comments

Heather (Heather's Dish) said:

um, heck yes! these really couldn’t have come at a better time…i love roasting veggies, but roasted summer squash & zucchini are major party fouls for me…these sound heavenly!

April 30th, 2010 — 8:22am  |  Reply

Lizzy said:

Hey girlie!!
YUMMMAY recipe!!! I’m 100% sure that baking ANYTHING makes it DELICIOUS!!
have a great friday!
~xoxo!

April 30th, 2010 — 9:30am  |  Reply

Tina said:

Those look really good! I love fun ways to cook up veggies.

April 30th, 2010 — 9:38am  |  Reply

katie said:

Girl these look AWEESOME! I LOVE making veggies into “unhealthy” foods..like fries and chips!!!
LOVED your post about weight training-i LOVE IT!

April 30th, 2010 — 11:25am  |  Reply

Jennifer said:

Those look so good! I love zucchini. I usually slice it in thin layers and put them on the grill but I love the idea of them being crispy like chips.

April 30th, 2010 — 11:45am  |  Reply

Lisa said:

ummm heck yes, this is so up my alley. its going in my must make folder! thanks for the idea!

April 30th, 2010 — 12:53pm  |  Reply

Melissa@HealthyBitesBits said:

What a great idea; these look delicious! I love Panko breadcrumbs as well. I got so excited when I found them at Costco the other week lol =)

April 30th, 2010 — 4:53pm  |  Reply

Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat said:

Wow Katie, I just came across your blog and it is GORGEOUS!!! Your recipes (including this one) sound awesome and your photos are practically making me drool! I’ll definitely be trying some of these soon!

April 30th, 2010 — 5:01pm  |  Reply

Katie said:

Yum, yum, yum!! I also love zucchini in every from, I love summer time because it’s so abundant (and I love summer for about a million other reasons, too.) Thanks for the great recipe!

May 1st, 2010 — 8:53am  |  Reply

Robyn said:

I made these with dinner tonight and they we AWESOME! Totally delicious…my husband and I both loved them :) Thanks for the great new recipe

May 3rd, 2010 — 5:24pm  |  Reply

Brittany @ A Healthy Slice of Life said:

These look great! I can’t wait to try them. I make a similar ‘chip’ with sweet potatoes… YUM! I just found your blog and really enjoy it, thanks for the new recipe!

May 19th, 2010 — 6:53am  |  Reply

Ginger said:

Absolutely awesome!!! I made a batch in the oven and also tried them on the grill on a vegetable pan made especially for the grill. The chips on the grill were done much faster than the oven chips and the topping burned a little but they were still delicious. Definitely will make these again.

July 3rd, 2010 — 7:03pm  |  Reply

Melissa @ Live, Love, & Run said:

Katie! I’ve been randomly following your blog for some time now, and I wanted to say a couple of things:

You have such fantastic recipes, I love your site, and I tried these bad boys out the other night in hopes that my husband would eat veggies that weren’t covered in cheese…and we have success!! I linked you in the post! http://www.liveloveandrun.com/2010/09/gumbo-even-bubba-would-drool-over.html

Keep up the deliciousness!

September 2nd, 2010 — 5:35pm  |  Reply

Ana Maria said:

i loved your recipe for the zucchini bread, so i will have to try the zucchini chips as well!

March 17th, 2011 — 9:19am  |  Reply

Hannah (mindrunningwild) said:

could you make these in the dehydrator?

March 17th, 2011 — 7:11pm  |  Reply

Brooke said:

Youve made me a veggie lover. You rock!

March 18th, 2011 — 8:06pm  |  Reply

Amy said:

just made these and they are wonderful!!!! do you happen to know what the weight watchers points value is for a serving of these little guys?

August 20th, 2011 — 4:20pm  |  Reply

Christy said:

Delicious!!! And I love that the whole house smells like an Italian restaurant after I bake them :) Thanks for this!

December 11th, 2011 — 3:26pm  |  Reply

Angie said:

Are they supposed to be crunchy? I made them and I had to cook them an extra 10 minutes, but STILL they were not really crunchy. They tasted really good, but I don’t know if I was supposed to expect a crunch or not. Thanks.

February 20th, 2012 — 7:25pm  |  Reply

Julie said:

These are soooo good. I have made them several times now. I used the cooling rack in the cookie sheet idea someone else posted. The first time I did it they browned nicely but stuck to the rack. The next time I did it I sprayed the rack with non-stick olive oil spray. That worked great. No more sticking or turning. I made these just tonight but I didn’t have Parmesan so I used Fontinella. They turned out so good. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.

March 19th, 2012 — 12:09am  |  Reply

Nayla said:

I made these last night and they were delicious. My youngest, who does not eat zucchini, loved them. Thanks for a great recipe.

April 26th, 2012 — 7:01pm  |  Reply

shannon said:

Made these with dinner last night exactly as written. Delicious! So glad I ran across this on pinterest!

June 14th, 2012 — 7:05am  |  Reply

Andreya said:

I made these tonight! They were delish! Thanks Katie!

July 19th, 2012 — 8:29pm  |  Reply

Mandy Nicoletta said:

These were easy and quick to make and so yummy. Hot out of the oven or cold out of the fridge….they were GREAT!

July 20th, 2012 — 12:06pm  |  Reply

Kara said:

These were so incredibly delicious! Super easy and quick! Thank you!

– Going to try it with eggplant tonight!

September 16th, 2012 — 7:20pm  |  Reply

Crystal said:

Just made these for dinner…they were yummy, but I need to season them better next time!

October 3rd, 2012 — 7:23pm  |  Reply

Darlene said:

Can you freeze these ?

October 6th, 2012 — 10:56am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

no, sorry they would be too watery

October 6th, 2012 — 1:13pm  | 

lesley said:

This is the second time I’ve made these this week and I don’t think I’ll stop making them anytime soon. I can’t wait to try out different combinations and see how they turn out..but I love the classic version too! :)

November 22nd, 2012 — 10:04pm  |  Reply

Jo Ann said:

Quick question, how many “chips” are in one serving? And are these small zucchini or larger ones? Thanks so much! I can’t wait to try!

January 14th, 2013 — 6:45pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

amount and size will vary based on the zucchini :) they are all different sizes! :)

January 14th, 2013 — 7:17pm  | 

Murrae said:

Could you make these without breadcrumbs?

March 3rd, 2013 — 6:05am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

YES! I make them all the time without breadcrumbs. Just using parmesan cheese can add crispiness and flavor.

March 3rd, 2013 — 8:27am  | 

Betters said:

These were a big and tasty hit with my family!

March 7th, 2013 — 10:27pm  |  Reply

joyce said:

Looks very delicious and yummy. so easy to prepare.

March 16th, 2013 — 7:30am  |  Reply

Amy said:

Hi, these are so good. I tried them yesterday. I used a mixture of zucchini and squash. They both came out yummy. Thanks Katie for the recipe

April 25th, 2013 — 9:01pm  |  Reply

Ona said:

Very good, I was hoping they would be more crunchy, maybe I should have sliced them thinner, but they were still delicious!

May 23rd, 2013 — 3:01am  |  Reply

Ruby said:

I would like to try it with summer squash I like it that much

September 2nd, 2013 — 12:25pm  |  Reply

Ali said:

These sound delicious! I used to hate zucchini but I’ve been trying to get better at eating it! I’m sure I could grow to like them if I make them your way! Thanks for the great recipe! :)

September 10th, 2013 — 6:34pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Thanks everyone! Tina..I agree…That is why I am so passionate about sharing healthy recipes that taste good…There are so many mis-conceptions about healthy food! I honestly think roasted veggies that are seasoned well with Parmesan taste better than fries! :)

April 30th, 2010 — 9:49am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Jennifer I love veggies on the grill too :)

April 30th, 2010 — 12:15pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Thanks for the feedback Robyn! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! :)

May 3rd, 2010 — 6:51pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Ginger..you sound like your doing great cookin up a storm! :)

July 4th, 2010 — 6:34am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

thanks melissa!!!

September 3rd, 2010 — 5:52am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

I’ll get back to you on that amy! :)

August 20th, 2011 — 5:37pm  |  Reply

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