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Baked Zucchini Sticks

Baked Zucchini Sticks

I have been trying to find new ways to cook the zucchini from my neighbor Jack’s garden. I was in the mood for something crunchy and decided to try baked zucchini with bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. I love fried foods but they are obviously not healthy – this is my healthier version of fried zucchini. I cut the spears thick so they wouldn’t get overcooked and mushy. They were crunchy on the outside and perfectly cooked on the inside. I served them with leftover marinara sauce and they tasted so good! My kids absolutely loved them and both asked for seconds.

Baked Zucchini Sticks:


  • 2 large zucchini
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
  • Dash of garlic powder
  • Dash of dried basil
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray

Baked Zucchini Sticks

How to Make Baked Zucchini Sticks

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tinfoil or wax paper – spray with cooking spray.

Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise then into thick spears. Combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and seasonings then mix thoroughly.

Dip the spears into the egg then bread crumbs and Parmesan mixture, making sure to coat evenly.

Place on the baking sheet and spray the top of each spear with cooking spray.

Bake for 10-12 minutes then turn the oven to broil and cook, watching carefully, until they become golden brown 45-60 seconds.

Serve with marinara sauce or your favorite salad dressing. Enjoy!

Baked Zucchini Sticks


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  1. These look great! I like the parmesan added to your breading. I do believe that I would prefer these to the fried ones! That shape is great, too! YUM!

  2. My Mum used to make something very close to this. She served them with fresh grated Parmesan on top with a squeeze of lemon juice. Now I’m nostalgic for my childhood! Thanks fot posting the recipe….I can’t wait to try them.

  3. I will pass this to my friends who are always looking for new courgette recipes as they always have a summer glut – they run a guest house & will be delighted with this idea – fab! thank you.

  4. Thanks for a healthy version of my favorite summer treat! I also love that you mixed the parmesan cheese and bread crumbs, it adds so much more flavor to the coating.

  5. I just bought two beautiful zucchinis and have been wondering what to do with them, I really love how these look! I like that they are baked not fried…thanks for the recipe!

  6. What a fun and healthy way to get the kids to eat their veggies. It sure has a lot of crunch!

  7. what a great idea! i know a lot of people who complain about the overabundance of zucchini, but look at everything you can do with it! there are so many possibilities, and i like this one. i like it a lot. 🙂

  8. My husband has been begging me to make fried zucchini, but I haven’t been wanting to make the mess. This sounds just as delicious, and healthier!

  9. Great idea to bake them! I bet I could even get my husband to eat zucchini if I made it this way. We shall see!

  10. Oh my goodness. Zucchini is my favorite summer veggie…your recipe looks absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to try this one… I actually want to make it now and have it as a fourth meal tonight.

    Megan of Bit of Nutmeg

  11. YUM! I’m going to go make these RIGHT NOW for an evening snack.

    If you’re looking for more things to do with zucchini, I just posted a recipe for a whole wheat chocolate zucchini cake that fooled even the pickiest of eaters.

  12. I made these tonight with grilled flank steak, corn in the cob, green salad and Jasmine rice……Dee-lish! Incredibly flavorful and crunchy coating! A big hit with the whole fam. Thanks!