Do you need a way to increase your green veggie intake or help your kids get in some? This is a good way to start if you have picky kids as I do. Parmesan cheese makes this unbelievably good and the kids will enjoy picking them up with their fingers too!
This recipe was inspired by Aggie's Kitchen. When I saw her Baked Zucchini Sticks I was excited. I thought this would be the perfect way to get my kiddies to eat zucchini. I was right, it worked beautifully! They loved them!
Her recipe is slightly adapted by eliminating the bread crumbs, adding some fresh parsley, and reducing one egg for an egg white.
I love that I can eat a half a cup for very few calories and only one point!
Have some wonderful Baked Parmesan Tilapia , Baked Stuffed Chicken & Spinach , Ricotta Stuffed Chicken Breasts or even Oven Fried Fish Nuggets with these as your side..
- 3 large zucchini, sliced (6 cups sliced rounds)
- 1 whole egg
- 1 egg white
- 1 ½cups Parmesan cheese, grated
- ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- olive oil cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Spray baking sheets with cooking spray.
- Beat the egg and white in a shallow bowl, set aside.
- Place the Parmesan, garlic powder and parsley in another bowl and mix well.
- Dip zucchini rounds in egg mixture then in Parmesan and place on baking sheet.
- Do not overlap zucchini on baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes then flip them over and bake until 10 minutes or until the are golden brown on top.
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I wonder if you could avoid turning if you put the zucchini slices on a wrack in the baking sheet, . That's what I do with my baked zucchini fries, and they're browned and crispy top and bottom. I like that the recipe doesn't use breadcrumbs or flour and still look crispy and beautiful. I'll be making these as is, but I may try a mixing a little chickpea flour in with the grated parm. mixuture the 2nd time.
When you say grated parmesan do you ne Luke the powder you get at the store or like actual grated parmesan? I want to make this at work and want to know what ingredients I need to bring and what I can use from work.
You can grate it yourself or buy it all ready grated.
Just made these. They are fantastic! With NFL playoffs this weekend, and Super Bowl on the near horizon, this is on my list of healthy party finger foods!
So glad you enjoyed them !
Wanted to try this, but our local grocery store had no zucchini. Looked around for an alternative and tried portabella mushroom caps - the big kind for grilling. Delicious.
good to know, thanks!
What temperature did you use to bake them?
These are SO good! My husband walked in while they were cooking, and his first comment was, "Something smells good!" I used 1T dried parsley bc I didn't have fresh, and I salted them after cooking. I also noticed that the thinner they were cut, the crispier they were.
Mine don't come out as crispy ot beautiful as your. Delicious though. What's the trick to making them look like that?
No trick sorry. Maybe if you want to crisp them up a bit more, try them for just a minute under the broiler but watch carefully.
I will try these but I will use parchment paper instead of cooking spray (full of chemicals). Nothing sticks and things come out really crispy.
I have an organic olive oil spray I found at Whole Foods that works really well.
I have a MISTO (hope that is spelled right), that I put my oil in so I can buy what I want. Some people say theirs blew up, but mine has not. Of course, I always cover the bottom of the canister when I pump it up!