How to Bake Zucchini Chips

Parmesan Zucchini Chips A light and versatile vegetable, sliced zucchini is perfect for use in stir-fry’s, soups, and salads. If you are looking for a crunchy snack, or if you want to introduce your children to a new vegetable,...

Parmesan Zucchini Chips
Parmesan Zucchini Chips

A light and versatile vegetable, sliced zucchini is perfect for use in stir-fry’s, soups, and salads. If you are looking for a crunchy snack, or if you want to introduce your children to a new vegetable, baked zucchini chips might just fit the bill. At about 100 calories per one half cup serving, they are a good substitute for processed chips and also a great way to get in an extra serving of veggies.

Here are the instructions for how to bake zucchini chips:

Ingredients

  • 1 large zucchini, cut into 1/4 inch round slices
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil (Note: If you prefer, you can use 3 tablespoons of milk instead of the olive oil. Full or reduced fat versions work equally well, or use your favorite unsweetened milk substitute – rice, almond, soy, or hemp milk.)
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs (flavored, panko, or gluten free)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, toss the sliced zucchini with the olive oil (or milk). Make sure each slice is well-coated.
  5. Press the zucchini slices in the breadcrumb mixture, making sure you have an even coating on both sides.
  6. Place each slice on the cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes, turn over, and continue baking for 10-15 minutes, until the slices are golden.

Tip: you can also add tomato sauce on top and sprinkle with more Parmesan to make it more Italian

 

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