Baked Zucchini Sticks: A Healthy Twist on a Classic Appetizer

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Baked Zucchini Sticks: A Healthy Twist on a Classic Appetizer
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40mins
Category:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on April 03, 2024

These baked zucchini sticks are a healthier alternative to traditional fried zucchini sticks. With a crispy Parmesan crust, these zucchini sticks are the perfect appetizer or side dish for any meal. They are easy to make and packed full of flavor, making them a crowd-pleaser for any occasion.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchinis
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 eggs

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut zucchinis into sticks, about 1/2 inch thick.
  3. In one bowl, mix together Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.
  4. In another bowl, whisk the eggs.
  5. Dip each zucchini stick in the egg wash, then coat with the Parmesan mixture.
  6. Place coated zucchini sticks on the baking sheet in a single layer.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
  8. Serve hot with marinara sauce or ranch dressing for dipping.

Interesting Facts

  • Zucchinis are low in calories and high in fiber, making them a healthy ingredient for this recipe.
  • Baking the zucchini sticks instead of frying them reduces the amount of unhealthy fats in the dish.
  • This recipe can easily be customized with different seasonings or dipping sauces to suit your taste preferences.