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Air Fryer Zucchini Fries


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5 from 2 votes
Cook Time : 33 mins
Total Time : 48 mins
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Last Updated on August 24, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt

Air Fryer Zucchini Fries are light and crispy and full of fresh flavor. If you are looking for a crispy yet healthy snack this air fryer recipe is just the one that you want to make.

If you love crunchy air-fried vegetables then this is the recipe that you want to make soon! The crispy coating on the zucchini is so flavorful and makes this air fryer recipe amazingly delicious.

A batch of Air Fryer Zucchini Fries on a white serving plate with a red sauce at the end of the plate.

Air Fryer Fried Zucchini

Did you know that although zucchini is often considered a vegetable, it is actually classified as a fruit? Zucchini was developed in the early 1800s in Italy. Aren’t you so glad that they developed this tasty fruit?

Zucchini has an ample amount of vitamin A which is known to help support your vision and immune system. It also contains small amounts of iron, calcium, and several other B vitamins.

Why I Love This Recipe

Air Fryer Zucchini fries are easy to make and taste great. This crunchy air-fried recipe makes for a great side dish or snack.

  • Ready in under 30 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Perfect for picky eaters
  • Fills the house with a delicious aroma

If you love air fryer recipes you may also enjoy this Air Fryer Cinnamon Apple Chips recipe.

Overhead shot of a  batch of Air Fryer Zucchini Fries on a white serving plate with a red sauce at the end of the plate.

Ingredients

You only need eight ingredients to help you make this delicious air fryer zucchini recipe. You most likely already have most of these ingredients on hand.

  • zucchini
  • panko crumbs
  • grated parmesan
  • egg
  • paprika
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • Italian seasoning
Ingredients used to make Air Fryer Zucchini Fries.

Substitutions

Bread Crumbs: Regular bread crumbs can be used in place of panko.

Seasonings: Out of Italian seasoning? Use basil, parsley, and oregano to make your own.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need five basic kitchen tools to help you make this family-friendly side dish.

How to Make Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

Ready to make this easy and healthy zucchini recipe? Follow these five steps and you will enjoy a crispy zucchini fry.

Step 1: Cut the zucchini

Remove each end of the zucchini and cut it into sticks.

Step 2: Mix breading

In a bowl mix the panko, parmesan, and spices.

Step 3: Beat the egg

In another bowl, beat the egg.

Step 4: Dredge the zucchini

Dredge the zucchini in the egg and then the breading mix. Repeat for extra crispy results.

An image showing the first 3 steps in making Air Fryer Zucchini Fries. Sliced Zucchinis on a wooden chopping board, two Zucchinis dredged in eggs, and another two Zucchinis dredged in the breading mix.

Step 5: Air fry the zucchini

Spray air fryer basket with oil and place sticks in the basket. Spray the zucchini and cook on 370 for 11 minutes or until golden.

Coated Zucchinis in an air fryer basket.

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Looking for ways to change this recipe up or make it allergy-friendly? Here are my best tips to help you.

Low Carb: Use crushed pork rinds in place of the panko for a low-carb dish.

Spicy: Add some red pepper flakes to your bread crumbs for a spicy kick. Or dip in horseradish dip.

Egg Free: Make it egg-free by using one tablespoon of water and one tablespoon of cornstarch mixed together to dredge.

a hand holding a Zucchini Fry about to be dipped in a red sauce.

Serving Suggestions

Are you wondering what to serve Air Fryer Zucchini with? Here are some of my favorite recipes to eat it with.

Overhead vertical shot of a  batch of Air Fryer Zucchini Fries on a white serving plate with a red sauce at the end of the plate.

Tips

Want to make sure that your air fryer fried zucchini turns out perfectly? Here are my best tips.

  • Don’t overcrowd your air fryer basket. Make sure that your zucchini fries have room for air to move all the way around them.
  • Double dredge your air fryer fried zucchini for crispy results.
  • Spray the breaded zucchini with olive oil spray to make sure your bread crisps up nicely.

FAQs

Do you have questions about this Air Fryer Zucchini Fries recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

How to store

Store leftover air-fried zucchini in the fridge for up to five days.

How to reheat

Reheat your leftover zucchini fries in the air fryer at 350 degrees for 3 to 5 minutes or until they are crispy again.

Can I bake these in the oven instead?

Yes. You can make these air fryer zucchini fries in the oven. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and place the fries on a baking sheet for 15 to 20 minutes or until they are crispy on the outside.

Horizontal image of Air Fryer Zucchini Fries on a white serving plate with a red sauce at the end of the plate.

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Air Fryer Zucchini Fries Recipe

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Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

Corinne Schmitt
Air Fryer Zucchini Fries are light and crispy and full of fresh flavor. 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 33 mins
Total Time 48 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 20 Fries
Calories 43 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 10-11 zucchini small or 4-5 regular zucchini
  • 2/3 cup panko crumbs
  • 2/3 cup grated parmesan
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Remove each end of the zucchini and cut into sticks.
  • In a bowl mix the panko, parmesan, and spices.
  • In another bowl, beat the egg.
  • Dredge the zucchini in the egg and then the breading mix. Repeat for extra crispy results.
  • Spray air fryer basket with oil and place sticks in the basket. Spray the zucchini and cook on 370 for 11 minutes or until golden.

Nutrition

Serving: 4FriesCalories: 43kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 77mgPotassium: 270mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 251IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 59mgIron: 1mg
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A collage of 2 images of Air Fryer Zucchini Fries, top image shows a piece being dipped in a red sauce and the bottom shows the rest of the pieces on a white serving plate.

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