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Air Fryer Zucchini Chips {Parmesan crusted + dip!}

Air Fryer Zucchini chips are the BEST way to make crispy zucchini! This easy, healthy side dish is quick and effortless using just THREE ingredients!

parmesan zucchini crisps with peppercorn grinder and dip
zucchini is great with freshly ground salt and pepper

I was snacking on air fryer calamari when I started thinking about using the same breading for other recipes. Then it hit me, I could totally make zucchini in the air fryer with shaved parmesan cheese (and optional almond flour).

Zucchini: a healthy low carb snack

High in fiber and low in calories, zucchini is easily the most underrated keto friendly veggie out there.

And, there’s only 3g. net carbs in one whole medium zucchini squash.

ingredients for air fryer zucchini
simple, fresh ingredients

Best Ingredients for Zucchini Chips

You can make this healthy recipe a few different ways:

  • zucchini + egg + parmesan shavings, or
  • zucchini + egg + (parmesan + almond flour blend)
  • zucchini + egg + (parmesan with your favorite seasonings)

The difference between the two depends on how crispy or thick you like your breading to be. I recommend using almond flour if you prefer a thicker breading (as shown here).

Best seasonings for air fried veggies

In addition to the egg and parmesan mixture, I like to add in extra seasonings depending on my meal and mood.

Some of the best seasonings for veggies in the air fryer include:

  • Italian seasoning
  • cajun seasoning
  • adobo seasoning (garlic, lemon, cumin, oregano, turmeric)

Easy steps for zucchini in the air fryer

These crisp veggie chips are made with just a few simple steps.

  1. slice zucchini using a mandoline
  2. submerge your chips in egg, then parmesan/almond flour mixture
  3. cook in the air fryer
large bite taken out of a zucchini crisp chip
low carb fried veggies? who knew

Best Sauce for dipping fried zucchini

This keto friendly recipe also includes a keto friendly sauce for dipping! Try your fried zucchini squash with our yummy sauce:

  • 1 tsp. mayo
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 juice lime
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder or cajun seasoning (I use Tony’s)
  • cilantro or parsley (optional)
zucchini crisps on a plate with dipping sauce and pepper grinder
I like to add a bit of cajun seasoning to my chips

FAQ

Substitutions

  • Swipe out zucchini for summer squash, carrots, or sweet potato- just be sure to check that the carbs are within your daily goals.
  • Substitute the zucchini in this recipe for bell peppers or sweet peppers.
  • Try dried parmesan cheese instead of fresh grated parmesan if that’s all you have on hand.
close up of a golden zucchini crisp
the secret is in the sauce

Additions

  • Try with ranch dressing
  • Southwest dressing
  • Drizzle of balsamic with basil and mozzarella

Non-stick spray: yay or nay?

While you don’t necessarily need non-stick spray, I tend to use it to help crisp up the almond flour-parmesan coating.

You may also brush the air fryer rack with olive oil or omit it altogether.

golden brown zucchini in the air fryer
crunchy

How to make air fryer zucchini chips extra crispy

Follow these tips if you prefer a crispier zucchini chip:

  • slice zucchini using the thin setting on your mandoline
  • pat with a paper towel after slicing
  • flip halfway through the cook time, making sure to not overcook
zucchini crisp in dipping sauce
when I dip, you dip
air fryer zucchini chips and dip

Air Fryer Parmesan Zucchini Chips {with dip!}

Watch out, potato crisps! Try these low carb Air Fryer Parmesan Zucchini Chips with delicious tangy dip, as an appetizer or yummy side dish.
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, breaded zucchini, parmesan zucchini, veggie chips, zucchini chips
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 367kcal
Author: Amber @ Low Carb Quick

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 zucchini large
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • ½ cup almond flour optional, see recipe notes
  • ¼ tsp salt and pepper to taste

Sauce Recipe

  • 1 tsp mayo
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ½ tsp cajun seasoning or chili powder
  • 1 tsp cilantro or parsley optional

Instructions

  • Spray air fryer with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Whisk eggs in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • Add parmesan cheese and/or almond flour to another bowl.
  • Slice zucchini in thin slices using a mandoline or knife. Pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Add slices of zucchini to egg batter, then parmesan crust mixture, then air fryer. Repeat.
  • Air fry at 350°F for 10 minutes, checking halfway.

Notes

Recommendations: 
  • use a mandoline to get perfect slices
  • non-stick spray is optional, but preferred for crispiness
  • almond flour is optional – you may use only parmesan cheese or parmesan cheese with pork rinds tend to work well
  • jazz it up with optional seasonings, such as cajun spices or chili powder

Nutrition

Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 263mg | Sodium: 793mg | Potassium: 370mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 748IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 408mg | Iron: 3mg

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