Want a fantastic vegetable side dish? Our Air Fryer zucchini recipe is a great way to enjoy vegetables that’s quick and easy. This air fried zucchini is a healthy way to eat. Lastly, the zucchini gets an amazing crispy crust! Cooking close to the heating element gives the zucchini a delicious crust that’s hard to achieve in the traditional oven. Sure, you can broil the zucchini in the oven. But the results are so much quicker and easier in the air fryer. Best of all, it’s a low carb and low calorie dish. It’s perfect for anyone following the paleo diet and is keto friendly.

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Easy Air Fryer Zucchini Recipe

Zucchini doesn’t have to be boring and learning how to cook it in the air fryer will change your life. It’s way easier than roasting in the oven for so many reasons. First of all, if you’re cooking smaller portions the air fryer is perfect. Servings for 2-4 is easily attainable, depending on the size of your fryer. Second of all, it’s so much faster than roasting zucchini in the traditional oven because you don’t have to wait to pre-heat. And the zucchini cooks much faster in the air fryer.

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How to Cook Zucchini in Air Fryer

  1. Cut zucchini into thick slices or thick coins. Spray with oil on both sides of the zucchini. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Make sure all the cuts are the same thickness so they can cook evenly. 
  2. If you have a favorite seasoning add that if you like. Some ideas are using Italian seasoning, lemon pepper or curry powder. 
  3. Air Fry until crispy! Time will change depending on the size of your air fryer and how thick you cut your zucchini.
  4. All air fried zucchini recipe details and photos are in the recipe box below.

Can you air fry summer squash?

Yes, summer squash is great! Timing and recipe is the same if you’re using summer squash. Even yellow zucchini cooks exactly the same too.

What to serve with air fried zucchini?

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Air Fryer Garlic Zucchini

The thickness of the cut zucchini slices is the most important for determining cooking time and final texture. We find that cutting the zucchini into 1/2” or slightly thicker gives a great balance between browning the slices and cooking them through to be tender without being overly soft.
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  • 2 zucchini (@ 1 lb. or 455g total)
  • Olive oil or cooking spray
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt , to taste
  • black pepper , to taste



  • Trim the ends of the zucchini, if desired. Cut the zucchini into 1/2” thick slices (either into lengthwise slices or into coins).
  • If cutting into lengthwise slices, cut to length to fit the width of your air fryer basket if needed. Lightly oil or spray the zucchini slices on both sides and then season with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Air Fry at 400°F for 8-14 minutes or until browned and cooked through. Round or coin cuts will cook quicker.
  • Zucchini strips will cook a little longer depoending on the thickness. Once you cook your first batch, you'll know the best timing for your prefereed donenss.
    Healthy zucchini strips cooked in air fryer


Nutrition Information

Calories: 36kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 16mg, Potassium: 512mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 390IU, Vitamin C: 35.1mg, Calcium: 31mg, Iron: 0.7mg

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