Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

By Rena |

If you are a zucchini fan you will love this Air fryer zucchini chips recipe. The perfect healthy snack that’s not only super easy to make but nutritious and good for you. Made with 4 simple ingredients, low-carb, gluten-free, and hassle-free!

two small bowls of zucchini chips, one of them with marinara sauce

Who doesn’t love chips? They are just so comforting in every aspect. The go-to is to make potato chips, which aren’t too bad for you don’t mind us but what a perfect way to include some veggies into your diet by making this easy and simple zucchini chips recipe. You will need 4 simple ingredients to enjoy these delicious crispy low-carb air-fried zucchini chips. Zucchinis are thinly sliced, topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper, and then fried in the air-fryer until crispy and ready to your liking. Your kids may not like veggies but they will love it!

why everyone will love these zucchini chips

  • Tasty and comforting: Chips are so comforting and good for the soul. These air fryer zucchini chips are so good and quite addicting.
  • Nutritious: Ditch the bad habits of buying any sorts of chips from the stores and make your own at home. They are nutritious, full of nutrtients and good for you. They are low in carbs and great for those who are on the keto-diet.
  • Easy to make: All you need to 5 minutes and 4 simple ingredients to make these parmesan zucchini chips.
side of of zucchini chip in a white ceramic dish

Ingredients you will need to make these parmesan zucchini chips

You won’t be needing much at all to make these air fryer zucchini chips. You will need 4 simple ingredients which we are listing below. Detailed measurements will be listed further down below.

  • Cooking spray: you may use any cooking spary you have at home.
  • Zucchini: green or yellow zucchini will work just fine. But try to use green if possible.
  • Parmesan Cheese: It is best to grate your own parmesan at home. Buy them in blocks. If you wnat to use what you have at home thats already grated thats fine too.
  • Salt and pepper: You will need a small amount of salt and some freshly ground black pepper.
  • Parsley shown in the below image is optional for ganishing.
zucchini, parmesan, salt and pepper, cooking spray, and parsley on a flat surface

How to make these air-fryer zucchini chips

  • Prepare the zucchini: Cut the zucchini into very thin slices using a mandolin.
  • Absorb excess water from zucchini: First, line up the zucchini slices, sprinkle some salt over them. Let it stand for 2-3 minutes. Absorb the excess water with paper towels, then season with ground pepper.
sliced zucchini next to mandolin on a cutting board
  • Spray the zucchini: Lightly spray the inside tray of the air fryer with avocado oil cooking spray.
  • Add the parmesan cheese: Lay the zucchini slices, then sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over.
zucchini laid flat with parmesan cheese and black pepper sprinkled over it.
  • Air fry them: Set the air fryer to 370°F. Cook in batches, for 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown.
  • Allow to cool and then serve: Let it cool for 2-3 minutes into the tray, to crisp up even more.
close up crispy zucchini chips placed in a small dish

Recipe notes and tips

  • Be sure to remove the excess water from the zucchini using a paper towel
  • Add in different flavors if you like onion powder, garlic powder, italian seasoning, paprika, and so on.
  • When you place the zucchini in the air fryer avoid placing them to close to each other.
  • You can work in batches
  • If you dont have an air-frier you can bake these in the oven. To bake them in the oven, preheat the oven to 425 degrees Farenheight. Bake for 15 minutes. then flip to the other side and bake again for another 10-15 minutes until golden brown. Be careful not to over bake
  • The thinner you slice the zucchini the crispier they get.
  • Serve with marinara sauce, ketchup, ranch, or your favorite dip
close up image of zucchini chips next to marinara in a white dish

Frequently asked questions

How do you make zucchini not soggy?

Zucchinis have a lot of water content. When you allow them to sit after being sliced they will “sweat” and release some of their moisture. Salt your zucchini highly and allow it to sit for a few minutes. Using paper try to absorb the excess water/moisture. This will help prevent soggy zucchini.

Should you salt the zucchini before frying?

Salting your zucchini will remove excess moisture from the zucchini and thus allowing any of the breading, crust, or cheese to stick to the zucchini better. This will also prevent you from having soggy-looking zucchini and you will instead get more crust and crunch.

What can I do with a large zucchini?

There’s so much you can do with a large zucchini and we have many recipes to recommend. First, you can make these air fryer zucchini chips. Other options would be to use them in soups. Make them into fries like this Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries, make zucchini boats with them like this Zucchini Lasagna Boat, or make a healthy bread with it like this Lemon poppy seed zucchini bread. We will be recommending more recipes with Zucchini below.

top view or zucchini chips lined in a white dish

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top view of zucchini chips line up in a white dish

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two small bowls of zucchini chips, one of them with marinara sauce

Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

Simple and easy-to-make healthy snack with 4 simple ingredients. Ready in just 20 minutes and perfect for everyone.
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Course: Side Dish, Snack, Vegetarian
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Calorie, Low Fat
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 57kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 large zucchini sliced into ¼ inch thick rounds
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • Ground pepper and salt to taste

Instructions

  • Cut the zucchini into very thin slices using a mandolin.
  • salt the zucchini lightly. Allow them to sit for a few minutes. Absorb the excess water with paper towels, then season with ground pepper.
  • Lightly spray the inside tray of the air fryer with avocado oil cooking spray.
  • Lay the zucchini slices, then sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over them.
  • Set the air fryer to 370°F. Cook in batches, for 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown and zucchini is crispy to your liking.
  • Let it cool for 2-3 minutes into the tray, to crisp up even more.

Notes

  • any cooking spray of choice will work.
  • slice the zucchinis thin. You can use a mandolin
  • freshly grate your own parmesan if you can
  • don’t forget to remove the excess moisture off the zucchini with paper towels.

Nutrition

Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 196IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 1mg
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