Zucchini Chips Recipe


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This tasty Zucchini Chips recipe makes a great side dish or appetizer. Zucchini Chips topped with parmesan and baked til crispy is a delicious way to enjoy this vegetable!

Crisp zucchini chips with parmesan and spices served in a pewter dish - addapinch.com

Zucchini has to be one of the most prolific vegetables I’ve ever grown in my garden. I love how versatile this vegetable is and enjoy making all types of zucchini recipes with it – from treats like Chocolate Zucchini Bread to Olive Oil Zucchini Noodles to enjoy for dinner any time. So once I tasted some fabulous zucchini chips at a restaurant, I knew I was going to create my own – yet even better – Zucchini Chips recipe at home!

These Zucchini Chips are savory, crispy, and so scrumptious, served as a simple side dish with everything from chicken, to hamburgers and steaks, and a make a favorite little nibble for parties and entertaining as an appetizer.

My family, friends, and guests love these zucchini chips, and I think you will too! 

Closeup of Zucchini Chips withmelted parmesan in a pewter serving dish // addapinch.com

How to Make Zucchini Chips

The zucchini chips I first tried in the restaurant were deep fried, but I knew that when I created my own recipe, I wanted to bake them instead.

These baked zucchini chips have all the crispy deliciousness of the fried ones and I prefer them to the other version that inspired my recipe for these chips. This Zucchini Chips recipe with zucchini sliced thin and prepared with Parmesan and spices and baked to golden brown crispy perfection creates the most amazing flavor experience!


Be sure to see the recipe card below for the full listing of ingredients, instructions, notes, and estimated nutritional information.

To make these, you’ll need these ingredients (along with a mandoline or food processor to get very thin slices):

  • Zucchini – fresh medium size zucchini sliced into very thin rounds
  • Kosher salt – Used to salt raw slices to draw out the extra water.
  • Olive oil spray or melted butter – you can also use olive oil to lightly brush the zucchini rounds
  • Parmesan cheese – freshly grated is best, but you also use good quality grated Parmesan in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. Do not use the powdered “parmesan” in the shaker can. Make sure to use finely grated Parm instead of thicker shreds for the best results for this recipe.
  • Fresh parsley – chopped
  • Stone House Seasoning – my own house seasoning

Step-by-Step Instructions

Mandoline slicer sits beside a big container of thinly sliced zucchini rounds on a marble counter // addapinch.com

Slice and prep the zucchini.

The key to getting the most delicious, crispy zucchini chips is the thin slice. I recommend using a mandoline or a food processor to ensure even, thin slices.

Wired rack in a rimmed baking sheet holds rows of zucchini crisps beside a wooden salt container and container of zucchini slices //addapinch.com

Salt the slices.

Sprinkle the sliced rounds with 1 teaspoon of kosher salt and put in a colander in the sink or on a wire rack fitted to a baking sheet as shown. After allowing the zucchini to sit with salt for no longer than 30 minutes, give the slices a quick rinse, then blot dry with paper towels. This helps to draw out some of the extra water from the fresh zucchini and helps the baked zucchini chips to be crispy and not soggy.

Overhead photo of baking sheet with rows of zucchini rounds beside a salt cellar and paper towel for blotting off excess moisture //addapinch.com

Arrange on baking sheet.

Prep a rimmed baking sheet with a fitted wire rack or line with parchment paper. Place thinly sliced zucchini slices onto the baking sheet so they aren’t overcrowded. Spray lightly with a spritz of olive oil spray. If you prefer or you don’t have an olive oil spritzer, you can brush the zucchini rounds very lightly with olive oil or melted butter.

Baking sheet holds zucchini slices beside bunch of fresh parsley, container of Stone House Seasoning and bowl holding grated Parmesan // addapinch.com

Mix toppings and sprinkle.

Blend together the grated Parmesan, chopped fresh parsley, and Stone House Seasoning. Sprinkle the Parmesan mixture lightly and evenly on the zucchini.

Zucchini Chips sprinkled with Parmesan, chopped parsley and seasoning on a baking sheet ready to place in the oven // addapinch.com

Bake and serve.

Place in preheated oven and bake until cheese is melted and zucchini reaches desired crispness (total about 30 minutes). Watch the zucchini carefully to prevent burning. The bake time may vary by a few minutes according to the thickness of the slice of zucchini. Once done, remove from oven and serve.

Recipe Tips

Slicing the zucchini in thin uniform slices with a mandoline or a food processor helps to make sure the zucchini chips can bake to be crispy.

Giving the slices a salt treatment is an extra step, but it does help to remove extra moisture. While the step is optional, I would suggest that you don’t skip it. Don’t leave the salt on for a long time or use more than 1/2 teaspoon per medium-sized zucchini, though – more is not better where this is concerned.

Storage Instructions

To store – Place any leftover zucchini chips in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2 to 3 days. Leftover and refrigerated zucchini chips will not be as crispy as they are fresh from the oven.

To reheat – Place the leftover zucchini chips on a wire rack on a baking sheet in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 6-8 minutes or until just heated through. They don’t reheat well in the microwave.

Ways to Serve Zucchini Chips

These tasty little chips are a favorite in my house because they are perfect to serve in so many ways!

Serve as a Side Dish. I like to serve them with all types of main dishes – from Skillet Ribeyes to Baked Chicken to Pork Chops to hamburgers and more. They are an amazing low-carb side served with a Tuna Salad Sandwich instead of potato chips.

Serve as an Appetizer. When you are having a casual party, these make an excellent addition to an appetizer bar with some other favorites, such as Gazpacho, Spinach Artichoke Dip, or Chips and Salsa.

Serve as a Snack. Bake a batch of these scrumptious zucchini chips for some savory, crispy snacks. They are delicious little nibbles all on their own but go well with hummus, salsa, or ranch dip.

Be sure to save this recipe for summer when you have abundant zucchini from the garden or the market. I hope that you enjoy them as much as my family and friends do!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I keep my zucchini chips from being soggy?

Salting the zucchini slices for up to 30 minutes with a bit of salt – half a teaspoon of kosher salt per one medium size zucchini – will help to start pulling the water out of the zucchini. Longer times or more salt are not needed and can actually work against the goal of helping to make the zucchini crispy.

How do I make the crispest zucchini chips?

Slice thin using a mandoline or food processor, do salt treatment to slices to draw out extra water and pat dry, and use a light mist of olive oil prior to baking in a hot oven.

Here is my Parmesan Black Pepper Zucchini Chips recipe. Make them soon!

Zucchini Chips Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Zucchini chips make an easy, delicious snack, side or appetizer! These Parmesan Black Pepper Zucchini Chips are full of flavor and so light and crispy! 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 3 medium zucchini, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
  • olive oil spray
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Stone House Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, for salting to remove excess moisture at the beginning before baking


  • Preheat oven to 425º F and place a fitted wire rack on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Slice the zucchini into thin 1/4-inch slices using a mandoline or food processor.
  • Salt the zucchini slices with 1 teaspoon of kosher salt to extract excess moisture from the zucchini. Allow to sit on a wire rack on a rimmed baking sheet or in a colander in the sink for about 30 minutes, but no longer. Pat dry with a paper towel to remove the extracted water.
  • Arrange zucchini slices on the baking sheet fitted with a wire rack, leaving room between each slice. Spray lightly with olive oil spray. If you don't use olive oil spray, lightly brush olive oil or melted butter on the tops of the zucchini slices.
  • Mix together grated Parmesan, chopped parsley, and Stone House Seasoning. Sprinkle zucchini with the Parmesan mixture.
  • Place in preheated oven and bake until cheese is melted and zucchini reaches desired crispness (total about 30 minutes), checking during bake time to prevent burning. The bake time may vary by a few minutes either less or more according to the oven and the thickness of the slice of zucchini.
  • Remove from oven and serve.


Storage Instructions

To store. Place any leftover zucchini chips in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2 to 3 days. Leftover and refrigerated zucchini chips will not be as crispy as they are fresh from the oven.
To reheat. Place the leftover zucchini chips on a wire rack on a baking sheet in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 6-8 minutes or until just heated through. Microwave reheating does not work as well, as the chips won’t be crisp. 


Calories: 41kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 1241mg | Potassium: 396mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 411IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo

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  1. Lucille says:

    I need crock pot receipts please

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Lucille, enter “slow cooker recipes” in the Search at the right side top of my site. It will pull up all my recipes you can make in a slow cooker. Hope you find many that you like.

  2. Leslie Plummer says:

    Thought of two additions to the instructions: rest slices on paper towels while cutting (better chance to crisp during cooking). And, I will use a light coating of olive oil PAM. CAN’T WAIT! You just solved my snack/carbs problem. Thanks again.

  3. Leslie Plummer says:

    Can’t wait to try these. My constant-carb meal plan removes potato chips, so HURRAY for the alternative. Two questions: What is the yield? how many chips or how many servings per batch? And, as you will expect, what is nutrition info? Specifically, all I need is portion x calories + sodium+ and total cholesterol. THANKS SO MUCH!

  4. Helen says:

    How long can I store these in a zip lock? I would like to make a batch for a snack but hopefully a big batch!! 🙂

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Hi Helen,
      It’s funny, but these are always eaten up every time I’ve made them, so I never have any to store for long. While I can’t say for sure, I would think if you let them cool completely and put them in an airtight container or ziploc bags, they should last a couple of days. Enjoy them! Thanks! xo

  5. Deb says:

    These are very good and appreciated the comments which lead us to try a test the night prior to our dinner party. They were soggy and not crisp. Read other recipes and they called for baking at a lower temp 225 for 2 hours. This worked much better for us. You must dry them in paper towels prior to baking. We loved your mix of seasonings but didn’t add them in the last couple of minutes of baking to prevent burning. You must use a large or medium zucchini not the typical small ones you get in the supermarket. Very good and and they disappeared rapidly.

    1. Jan says:

      Excellent tips!

  6. Kat says:

    Just made these and they are amazing!! And I am a horrible cook and a super picky eater so if I can do these anybody can. I put mini turkey pepp on half just to see and they are really good also. So happy I found this.

  7. Carol says:

    Just made these and they taste so good!

  8. Carole Hans says:

    Looks delicious! Thinking of bring these as an appetizer to my next event. What would be a good dip to accompany them?
    Veggie dip?