Our Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries recipe is low carb and keto friendly. Learn how to make healthy zucchini fries instead of potatoes for a less guilty snack. These are so flavorful! 

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries on a cutting board

Easy Baked Zucchini Fries Recipe

What to do when life gives you a ton of zucchini? Make baked parmesan zucchini fries! And more of it please! It’s really a fantastic way to use up zucchini when you run out of zucchini recipe ideas. When you’re craving fries, without all the starch from potatoes, using zucchini is a fabulous way to satisfy those cravings without all the calories. It’s mind blowing how delicious and easy these zucchini fries are. And it’s even more mind blowing why we didn’t make them earlier because they’re low carb, no bread crumbs and tasty!

Video: Healthy Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries 

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries on a cutting board

Zucchini Fries Recipe with No Bread Crumbs KETO

  • The flavors are outstanding. We add parmesan, some paprika, fresh herbs and other spices to really add amazing flavor to the humble zucchini sticks. They’re simply delicious and a perfect zucchini fry appetizer for anytime you’re wanting a simple dish to have a party.
  • Add some extra onion powder for another kick of flavor.
  • Have you tried steak seasoning? It’s not just for steak! This seasoning is really great on the zucchini.
  • Even beyond a great finger food, they’re definitely lighter than potatoes. These zucchini fries are baked and all the wonderful flavors get cooked into the zucchini. Each bite is wonderful and low carb!
  • All recipe details are in the recipe box below.

Keto Coating Options

There’s several more options for keto “bread crumbs” other than the parmesan cheese that we use.

  •  Crushed pork rinds are probably the most common and popular. You can buy these pre-crushed and ready to use. Or you can buy a bag of pork rinds and then grind them in your food processor. This option allows you to customize the grind of your pork rinds. You can make the coating find or more coarse/crunchy.
  • Almond flour is another popular option. But we find that the parmesan cheese and crushed pork rinds will result in the most crispy outside texture. If you don’t use enough oil spray on the outside of the almond flour, the crust can be rather mushy and dry.
  • Sesame seeds are another option. You’ll get a great flavor of sesame on the zucchini.

Can You Make this Ahead of time?

You can make these ahead, but they’ll be pretty soggy the next day. Best way to crisp them up is in a toaster oven or air fryer. Add a light oil spray over them so they don’t dry out during heating.

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Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries

These are so good, not "crispy" becuase they're healthy but still tasty. There's no bread crumbs so they're a little healthier than most zucchini fries recipes and less crispy. If you want them crispy and not keto, add bread crumbs to the coating, then spray the outside before baking.
4.91 from 11 votes


  • 1 1/2 lbs. (680 g) zucchini ,cut lengthwise into wedges (about 3 medium zucchini)
  • 1/2 cup (50 g) freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) dried herbs – thyme, oregano, basil, rosemary, etc…
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) garlic powder
  • Kosher salt , to taste
  • black pepper , to taste (freshly ground if possible)
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons (45 ml) chopped fresh parsley leaves


  • Preheat oven to 400° F. Line baking sheet with parchment or aluminum foil. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In bowl, combine Parmesan, dried herbs, smoked paprika and garlic powder salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Toss the zucchini with olive oil and roll in parmesan/herb mixture to coat all sides. Place zucchini onto prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with extra parmesan/herb mixture if needed.
  • Bake until crisp, about 15 minutes. Then broil for 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown.
    Garnish with parsley. Serve warm.


Nutrition Information

Calories: 100kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 138mg, Potassium: 324mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 580IU, Vitamin C: 23.3mg, Calcium: 129mg, Iron: 1.7mg

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