This is such a fun recipe. I made zucchini sticks years ago and had more or less forgotten about them, until I was staring down more squash this past week. I’ve made them twice since then and I am likely to make them again before the summer is finished.
I’ve made them with and without the Parmesan (trust me, you want the cheese) and they are delicious. Crisp on the outside and roasted on the inside, just make sure they are fully cooked before you remove them from the oven.
Note to self: Check with a fork next time. Having to toss them back in to finish cooking during dinnertime is never fun.
Parmesan Panko Baked Zucchini with Marinara
- 2 large zucchini sliced into thin sticks and then patted dry
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup panko crumbs
- 1/2 cup Parmesan shredded
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
- Marinara sauce warmed
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease a large baking sheet or line with a silpat mat. Slice the zucchini and pat it dry. Combine the crumbs, cheese and seasoning in a small bowl. Sprinkle the zucchini with salt and pepper and then dip in the egg mixture. Press the egg-dipped zucchini into the dry crumbs on all sides, until the zucchini is completely covered in crumbs. Set the breaded zucchini sticks on the baking sheet, skin side down.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the sticks turn golden brown.
25 Comments Leave a comment or review
little t says
OH MY GOD!! These look so amazing. Yum.
Amy J. and Tiffanie A. says
YUMMY!!!! I tried to do these but with Parmesan brad crumbs they were alright but I will need to try them your way! Maggiano's has the best if you are ever going out to eat and what to get some fried zucchini!
Allison at Novice Life says
This sounds good 🙂 I have 5 Zucc's waiting to be used!
Gorgeous! Without a doubt parmesan adds the right touch to these fries! I love the thick cut of zucchni, perfect for dipping!!
Rosalyn Price English says
These look fantastic! Can't wait to try them!
Becki (Becki's Whole Life) says
Love that you bake these. What a great recipe – I will have to try this with your marinara. I am thinking the kids will eat these. Great way to use some of the zucchini that we all have these days!
Oh, these look yummy! I need to get some panko and try them this week.
[email protected] eco friendly homemaking says
Oh my goodness this looks so delicious! I love zucchini and this recipe looks awesome!!
I love making these – yours look perfect!
Finger food is always great fun.
Desserts In My Kitchen says
Oh my goodness! This looks amazing!
no spring chicken says
I'm really hoping someone gifts me with zucchini soon! I didn't get any planted this year. It looks wonderful…
The Slow Roasted Italian says
These look delicious!
raquel @ erecipe says
it is a great snack with a big bottle of coke =)
These look perfect with a glass on red wine – am I right?? Love the recipe, I think I'd be popular with guests if I made this one.
How fun! They look so much like mozzarella sticks that they must be just as delicious!
Barefeet In The Kitchen says
Clevermuffin – is there anything that isn't perfect with a glass of wine? 😉
Ren- Lady Of The Arts says
I have not make these this year yet- glad to find your blog-
Thank you for this! I know everyone says you can use squash/zuchinni in "everything," but really? Ug. Not always true! My CSA box was chocked full of yellow squash this week. I'm gonna try this.
I swear, everytime I look at this blog, I want to move in with you. Your family must eat like royalty!
I fry mine…yours look perfect…and healthy.