For a super simple and delicious side dish, try this recipe for Air Fryer Zucchini. The crispy zucchini chips get cooked with flavorful Parmesan cheese. This recipe is naturally gluten-free with a dairy-free option.

zucchini chips with marinara

This Air Fryer Zucchini Recipe may just be my favorite way to eat zucchini. Make these zucchini chips as a side, an appetizer, or a tasty snack! They’re keto-friendly, low carb, and naturally gluten-free.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • This recipe is free from gluten. Parmesan crisps up when it cooks so you don’t even need breading which makes this recipe gluten-free without any substitutions.
  • It’s the perfect way to use up extra zucchini and a delicious way to eat your vegetables!
  • The air fryer crisps up the zucchini better than the oven while the inside stays tender and delicious.

Key Ingredients

Zucchini is a versatile ingredient that tastes amazing in savory or sweet recipes. It pairs well with salty parmesan for these tasty zucchini chips. Look for firm and dark green zucchini with no brown spots.

Olive oil allows the zucchini and parmesan to crisp up nicely.

Italian seasoning adds a one-ingredient burst of flavor with spices like oregano, basil, thyme, and rosemary. Feel free to change it up though. If you have a favorite seasoning you can use that in place of Italian seasoning.

Parmesan cheese gets nice and crispy when it cooks which makes it perfect for chip and snack recipes. If you’re on a dairy-free diet, look for vegan Parmesan cheese in the refrigerator aisle of your local health food store.

Ingredients for air fryer zucchini chips

Recipe Steps

Step One

In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients and stir to coat the zucchini well.

Step Two

Lay the zucchini slices in an even single layer in the air fryer basket.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

How to make zucchini chips in the air fryer

Step Three

Set the temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 to 14 minutes and flip the zucchini halfway through cooking. They’ll be golden brown when they’re done cooking.

Step Four

Serve hot with extra cheese and marinara to dip!

zucchini chips with parmesan

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • Many people like to dip their cooked zucchini chips into marinara sauce or ranch dressing.
  • This recipe can also be made using yellow squash.
  • Vegan parmesan can be found in the refrigerator section of most natural food stores.
  • Parmesan has a predominately salty, nutty flavor and goes great with many different flavor profiles. Feel free to use your favorite seasoning mix in place of Italian seasoning, if you prefer.
  • Make zucchini fries by cutting your zucchini into fry shapes instead of slices. But, be sure that they aren’t any thicker than 1/4-inch, otherwise they won’t get crispy.
cooked zucchini chip on a fork with marinara

FAQs

Can I stack the zucchini chips?

It’s best to place the chips in an even layer so the hot air can circulate the chips and crisp them up. If you have too many zucchini rounds you can always cook them in batches.

Are zucchini chips keto friendly?

One whole zucchini has only 6 grams of carbs which makes it a perfect option for keto diets. Since these zucchini chips have no breading just parmesan cheese they make an excellent snack for those on a keto diet.

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stack of cooked air fryer zucchini slices with marinara and parmesan

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air fryer zucchini

Air Fryer Zucchini Chips with Parmesan


Description

For a super simple and delicious side dish, try this recipe for Air Fryer Zucchini. The crispy zucchini chips get cooked with flavorful Parmesan cheese. This recipe is naturally gluten-free with a dairy-free option.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 medium zucchini, washed, dried, and sliced into 1/4-inch thick rounds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese or vegan Parmesan (plus extra for serving, if desired)
  • Marinara sauce or Ranch dressing (optional, for dipping)

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the zucchini slices, olive oil, Italian seasoning, and Parmesan cheese. Stir to coat the zucchini.
  2. Lay the zucchini slices in your air fryer basket in an even layer. Try not to overlap the zucchini slices too much.
  3. Set the temperature to 400 degrees F for 12-14 minutes, flipping the zucchini once halfway through the cooking process.
  4. Serve hot, with extra cheese sprinkled on top, if desired.

Notes

  1. Many people like to dip their cooked zucchini chips into marinara sauce or ranch dressing.
  2. This recipe can also be made using yellow summer squash.
  3. Vegan parmesan can be found in the refrigerator section of most natural food stores.
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Air fryer
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: keto zucchini chips, air fried zucchini, zucchini in air fryer

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