Baked Zucchini Fries (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

zucchini fries
One day I will learn how to take better food pictures!

I found this little gem of a recipe in the first Trim Healthy Mama book many years ago and it was an instant hit with my family.  I have seen other recipes for zucchini fries that call for egg, breadcrumbs, etc. but in my opinion this one is so much better and it contains only three ingredients (well, four if you count pepper!)


3 small zucchinis (feeds 3-4 people)

1/2 cup of Mayonnaise

3/4 to 1 cup of Parmesan cheese (might need more or less depending on the amount of “breading” you like)




1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees

2. Either line a baking tray with aluminum foil or spray the bottom of the tray with a cooking spray

3. Cut the zucchini into strips (like the size of a large crinkle fry)

4. In a shallow bowl, mix together the Parmesan cheese and a couple shakes of black pepper (I sometimes add in a couple of pinches of garlic salt too)

5. Coat the zucchini slices in mayo (I use my hands to spread the mayo onto the zucchini slices, but I am sure there probably is a neater way!!)

6. Roll the zucchini in the Parmesan cheese and place onto the baking pan, leaving a little space between each fry

7. Cook for 25-30 minutes or until the zucchini can easily be pierced with a fork and the Parmesan coating is a nice golden color.



2 thoughts on “Baked Zucchini Fries (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

  1. My sister made some kind of zucchini cut in circles on New Year’s Eve that look a bit similar (except round). I know she put cheese on them, and some lemon-infused olive oil she had received as a Christmas gift. She broiled them so they had some crunchiness left and boy, were they good;). Your recipe looks wonderful. Now, if I can just remember these when the zucchini is producing wildly next summer……


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