Baked Zucchini Fries


Baked Zucchini Fries – These baked zucchini fries are loaded with flavor and a crispy parmesan topping. They make the perfect side dish for any meal. Plus, they’re healthy too!

We eat tons of baked vegetables in our house. These zucchini fries are a family favorite, along with roasted asparagus, broccoli and carrots.

baked zucchini fries


Zucchini Fries

These baked parmesan zucchini fries are the perfect way to use up your zucchini from the garden and sneak in some extra veggies. I didn’t grow zucchini this year, but my friend gave me some the other day at a play date and it was the perfect way to use them up. We also made a batch of zucchini muffins, because I can’t go a summer without those. So so good.

I adapted this recipe from my baked parmesan fries and they turned out so yummy. They are more of a wedge (you can also slice them), but if I call them fries, my kids seem to eat them more. Funny how that works. I don’t ever remember eating zucchini growing up, so it wasn’t until a few years ago when I really started to love it. These parmesan baked zucchini fries are now one of my favorite side dishes. I love making these for lunch or a snack sometimes as well!

baked zucchini fries

How do you make zucchini fries?

These oven baked zucchini fries are a staple at my house and are one of the easiest ways to cook veggies! Just follow these simple steps to get started. Find the printable baked zucchini fries recipe below.

  1. Remove the ends of the zucchini and then slice in half.
  2. Slice each half into 4-5 wedges.
  3. Place onto the baking sheet close together and then drizzle the olive oil over the top of the zucchini fries with seasonings.
  4. Bake zucchini fries until golden brown.

Seasoning for baked zucchini fries

For the zucchini fries seasoning mix, I used the ingredients below. Feel free to add in any extra spices that you prefer, such an oregano, paprika, cumin or Italian seasoning.

  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder

seasoning for zucchini fries

How do you make zucchini fries crispy?

My main trick for making crispy baked zucchini fries is sticking them in the broiler for about 3 minutes after baking. This helps the parmesan to get golden and have a nice crunch. I also flip my zucchini fries about halfway through baking, so that all sides of the fries cook evenly and get extra crispy.

How long do you bake zucchini fries?

I typically bake my zucchini fries for about 15 to 20 minutes at 400°F. I’ve found that this timing cooks the zucchini fries perfectly, leaving them nice and tender. Once I’m finished baking, I’ll broil my zucchini fries for about 3 minutes until golden.

oven baked zucchini fries

Quick tips for zucchini fries

  • Feel free to cut the baked zucchini fries recipe in half for a small batch.
  • The zucchini fries do taste best the first day when they come hot out of the oven. If you have leftovers, I recommend reheating them in the oven vs. a microwave.
  • I cut my zucchini fries in a wedge shape, however you can also slice them or even cut them into rounds.
  • Make sure to flip the zucchini fries halfway through, so all sides of the fries bake evenly.
  • Don’t skip the broiler! This helps the zucchini fries to get extra crispy. :)

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Baked Zucchini Fries

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked zucchini fries
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 98 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

Baked Zucchini Fries - These baked zucchini fries are loaded with flavor and a crispy parmesan topping. They make the perfect side dish for any meal. Plus, they're healthy too! 



  • 2 medium zucchinis (unpeeled, washed and dried)
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (more to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (more to taste)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil for easy clean up and spray with non-stick spray.
  2. Remove the ends of the zucchini and then slice in half. Then slice each half into 4-5 wedges. Place onto the baking sheet close together. Drizzle the olive oil over the top. Next mix the parmesan cheese, salt, garlic powder and pepper into a small bowl. Sprinkle over top of the zucchini. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender, flipping half way through. When you check on them, use a paper towel to absorb any extra liquid in the pan if needed. Broil for 3 minutes or until golden and crisp.
  3. Remove wedges from oven and season with more parmesan, herbs salt and pepper if desired. Enjoy them while they’re hot! These are best served immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Zucchini Fries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 98 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 478mg 20%
Potassium 183mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 3.6%
Vitamin C 14.2%
Calcium 7.2%
Iron 1.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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18 comments on “Baked Zucchini Fries”

  1. Oh yes ! Simple, easy, frugal, delicious ! Thank you !

  2. I’m still swimming in zucchini. This looks like a delicious way to use up that last summer produce. Can’t wait to try this weekend!

  3. My family loves zucchini fries! I usually don’t add any cheese, but I will definitely give it a try!

  4. This is the perfect way to use all the fresh zucchini from my garden!

  5. These look SO yummy. My whole family loves zucchini and they might just love it even more with this preparation. :-)

  6. I was looking for a zucchini fry recipe! FOUND IT! Thank you!

  7. These baked zucchini fries look crispy and delicious. I love quick and simple recipes with just a few ingredients which can be baked in the oven. Thank you for sharing, Jamielyn

  8. Such a delicious and healthy snack…do you think these would do okay for school lunches as well? I would love to send these in my daughter’s lunchbox! Thanks :)

  9. What a great idea to bake these and make them like fries they sound delicous and I love this healthy low carb version over potatoes!

  10. These are so good! Such a family favorite and getting them to eat more veggies without a fight is a momwin in my book!

  11. I adore any and all things zucchini and you absolutely pushed it over the top with these fries. 

  12. I need to try making these! I’ve been cutting down on carbs and these are calling my name!

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