Baked Zucchini “Fries”

So I found out if you call it a fry, my kids will eat it. Dang. Why didn’t I know that last week when I was trying to get them to eat carrots. You know…orange fries.
Even better…have them dip ‘em in marinara,
…tell them it’s ketchup.
It’s amazing what a 2 year old will believe.
As for you, this is a great way to keep to your New Year’s resolution.
Or are we over resolutions? Just between you and me…I’m getting there. Just one more week. They say it takes three weeks
 to make good habits and one day to break them.
 Before you give up…try these. I barely even had a chance to take them before they were snatched off the plate. These come from Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes. She has tons of good healthy recipes so check her out. You can get a healthy marinara recipe on her website to dip these in. I was being lazy and just used canned sauce.

Baked Zucchini “Fries”

Yield: Recipe makes 3 servings; WW points: 1.3 per serving

Ingredients

  • 3 medium zucchini sliced into 3" x 1/2" sticks
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp grated Pecorino Romano cheese (can be found in the spaghetti sauce aisle next to Parmesan cheese)
  • cooking spray
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • salt
  • fresh pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. In a small bowl, beat egg whites and season with salt and pepper. In a ziplock bag, place breadcrumbs, garlic powder and cheese and shake well. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Dip zucchini sticks into eggs then into bread crumb and cheese mixture, a few at a time and shake to coat. Place the breaded zucchini in a single layer and spray more cooking spray on top. Bake at 425° for about 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve with 1/2 cup marinara sauce for dipping (.5 pt)

Notes

Source: SkinnyTaste

Recipe Notes: 1) Make them a little skinnier than shown here. 2) I had to double my breading because I had 4 zucchini and the breading got too soggy. 3) Best when served warm.

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  1. Hey!
    This is my very first Comment on your beautiful blog :)
    The Baked Zucchini Fries look absolutely yumm…feel like having it…
    Cheers and Do visit,
    Rachana
    rachanakothari.blogspot.com

  2. they look really yummy!

  3. Yes I am on a major diet right now and have been resisting your yummy Mac cookie recipe. I’m saving them for my cheat this week! hee hee.Thanks for posting the healthy zucchini. Delicious!

  4. I found a very similar recipe in a magazine and when I made these they were amazing… a huge hit in my house…

  5. Very excited to try these!

  6. Love your recipe blog. I have tried many of your recipes and have loved them all. I wonder though, what you do no Sundays for dinner? I have been searching for someone to share some light with me on how to make Sunday Dinners yummy and well balanced,but in keeping with the idea of resting on the Sabbath.

  7. You ROCK girl! Those look amazing!!!

  8. Hey there! I have been lurking for too long! You might remember me from BYU football days. My hubby was the punter, Aaron Edmonds. Anyway- Can’t remember how I found your blog- but I love your recipes. I have tried many of them and they are delish! Glad you guys are doing well- your family is adorable!

  9. My picky 2 year old is only unpicky about fries, so I’m definitely going to make these! Thanks for sharing!!

  10. Oh my! This looks good! I can’t wait to try this one. It really looks so perfect.

  11. This is the only way that my husband will eat zucchini. Honestly he is worse than our kids were. I am going to try this recipe with half zucchini and half eggplant. I wonder if he will notice!

  12. Baked Zucchini Sticks is one of the best recipe in the world, I love the seasoned bread crumbs, it is the best ingredient of the recipe, I would like to cook it again!!22dd

  13. Thanks for sharing. I love fried zucchini and this seems like a much healthier alternative.

  14. This looks so good. I make zuchinni breaded and fried all the time, but Ive never baked them before. Will have to try and see how it turns out.

  15. look so deli !!

  16. Look good and taste great but when I made it the breaded part didn’t stay on the zucchini

  17. This Baked Zucchini recipe looks amazing. I love zucchini! As a kid my mom made many different recipes with zucchini and all were delicious. Here is a baked kale recipe that the family will love. No need for high calorie chips when there are so many healthy recipes to prepare.

  18. So good even without the marinara sauce. Had them with banana ketchup and they were yum! Thank you!

  19. I love fried zucchini sticks so I decided to try this recipe since its much healthier & we’re watching what we eat. Well, needless to say.. they were AWESOME!!!! And the best part is they are healthy & do not taste healthy. Thank you for this recipe!!!

  20. I just made this for my parents and my family and they absolutely loved it! it was absolutely delicious, thank you so much for posting this!

  21. easy appetizer recipe. Substituted pecorino cheese w/ parmesean cheese. they were so yummy!!!

  22. This might be a stupid question (I’m a beginner) but are zucchinis and green squash the same thing?

  23. Hello,
    I’m going to try this recipe using eggplants. I will let you know how it turns out.

  24. Made these today — they are fantastic!
    I did slice thinner then in the photo and would recommend doing that…also added extra spice and parm to breading mixture. Delish!

  25. These were delish! I enjoy your site very much and have followed you for over a year now. I am a new blogger, started Cashmereapron blog with my bestie. Please come check us out. :-) We are both from Dana Point,Ca but for the next few months I am in Sarasota, FL so we are blogging from both coasts. Should be lots to blog about.

  26. Those look delicious but I do not eat eggs. Do you have any ideas how do make them without eggs.

  27. as a dip you can even use something different like beetroot or leek pate!!!!
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