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Baked Zucchini Crisps

Makes 60 pieces to serve 6
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: baked zucchini, healthy recipes
Author: Virginia Willis


  • 2 large egg whites lightly beaten
  • 2 medium zucchini stemmed and sliced ¼ inch thick
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Coarse kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups panko Japanese bread crumbs
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese 2 ounces
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • Organic nonstick cooking spray


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line two rimmed baking sheets with silicone mats. Place the egg whites in a large bowl and beat with a whisk until frothy. Add the zucchini slices and cayenne pepper. Season with salt and pepper and stir to combine and coat.
  • In a shallow dish, combine the panko, Parmesan, and thyme. Season with salt and pepper. Dip each squash round into the panko mixture, coating it evenly on both sides, pressing the coating to stick. Place them in a single layer without touching on the prepared baking sheets. Spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Transfer to the oven and bake until golden brown and crispy, rotating top to bottom, about 25 minutes. Using a metal spatula, immediately remove the crisps to a rack to cool slightly (and to prevent them from becoming soggy) before serving.
  • Calories 112 Fat .2 g Carbs 22 g Fiber 1 g Protein 5 g