Baked Parmesan Zucchini Sticks

Are these legal? Because I’m not so sure.

I mean, can anything this good be anything but illegal? Crunchy breadcrumb/parmesan outside with a soft, baked zucchini inside.

They’re incredible. They’re ridiculously easy to make. They’re addictive.

But wait! Don’t call the cops just yet. I want to share it with you. Because that’s what friends do. Friends exchange greatness with each other.

And a little secret? They’re unbelievably great with tomato sauce dip. One bite and you’ll think you’re in an Italian restaurant.

Resistance is futile.

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Sticks
(adapted from Aggie’s Kitchen)


  • 3 large zucchini, sliced longways, halved and cut into sticks
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried garlic powder
  • Olive oil spray


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray olive oil spray on large baking sheet. Set aside.
  2. Slice zucchini into long planks. Cut planks in half then slice long into sticks.
  3. In large shallow bowl, whisk together 2 eggs, set aside. In large shallow dish, combine breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, oregano and garlic powder.
  4. Working with 3-4 zucchini sticks at a time, start breading process by dunking and completely covering zucchini with egg mixture. Take zucchini sticks out of egg mixture, allowing an extra egg to drip off, and place into breadcrumb mixture. Gently coat the zucchini stick completely with breadcrumb mixture. Place breaded zucchini stick onto baking sheet.
  5. Continue this process until all zucchini sticks are breaded and on baking sheet. Spray each zucchini stick with olive oil spray and place into 425 degree oven. Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Using a spatula, flip each zucchini stick and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until crisp and golden brown.
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33 Responses to Baked Parmesan Zucchini Sticks

  1. Amy says:

    wow. those look delicious! hubby isn’t a fan of zucchini – but he likes the breaded sticks so i think he’d be a fan of these as well! love it! going to definitely try these!

  2. Yum! This might curb my craving for fried cheese sticks!

  3. Those baked zucchini sticks look so crunchy!

  4. spicegirlfla says:

    I’ve seen these before and never tried it, but your photos make them look absolutely irrestible! I’m definitely going to try it now and served with the sauce!

  5. What and absolutely perfect appetizer for my book club next week. Yours looked just lightly browned to perfection and I absolutely LOVE that these are baked not fried so they are a little healthier.

  6. Those look amazing. I bet I could even get my husband to eat zucchini if they were prepared like this. They’re pretty, too.

  7. Joanne says:

    You know what I love? Addictively delicious food that’s good for me.

    And you know what this is? Addictively delicious food that’s good for me. Nice.

  8. these are gorgeous! i love how pretty they look:) thank you for sharing this.

  9. Wow! They look sooo yummy! I am a big fan of zucchini, but usually run out ways to make it. I will be adding this to the list!

  10. J says:

    I often have a hard time getting on the zucchini wagon – but cover something in breadcrumbs and cheese and there’s a 97% chance I’m going to eat it. No matter what it is.

  11. Faith says:

    Baked zucchini sticks are also a favorite of mine! I like to serve them with homemade ranch dressing, but marinara sauce sounds fantastic too!

  12. Tanvi says:

    These look great.I love fried zucchini.Never tried the baked healthy!

  13. I have had zucchini fries (pure Heaven) but these look just as good! I agree that tomato sauce is the perfect dip for these guys. Will have to try these out sometime :)

  14. Gourmantine says:

    My, do these look indulgent and the marinara sauce to accompany sounds like a fabulous idea! :)

  15. How fantastic, and what a wonderful alternative to fries.
    So here’s the question: is it ok to double dip LOL?
    *kisses* HH

  16. These look so fantastic…one of my all time favorite treats :)

  17. Amanda says:

    I HAVE to try these, they look amazing! I have been on a major zucchini kick here lately too. So these are the perfect way to keep the addiction going :)

  18. Xiaolu says:

    I’ve seen these around but never realized how addictive they were. Definitely giving a go this summer – they look and sound amazing!

  19. Ahhh! I just spotted this in a magazine and ripped it out to try (forgot which one?) and picked up a single, lonely looking zucchini just to try it out! We must be related! :)

  20. Juliana says:

    Wow, this are great as appetizers, and I love the idea of not being fried. Hope you are having a great week Nourhan :-)

  21. kankana says:

    I love Parmesan cheese .. you dust anything with that and I will eat with a happy smile. I have to try this recipe of your .. looks soo delish! I bet even the cops will love it ;)

  22. lena says:

    these baked zucchini sticks sounds delicious to me! nice shots that looks so tempting!

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  24. I’ll have to try these with the breadcrumbs! I make mine with panko and melted parm on top but breadcrumbs would be a nice change of pace! =) I love mixing up the same recipe over and over with different variations =)

    Have a great weekend!!!! <3 xoxo

  25. Awesome I am going to try this

  26. These look amazing as does your Zucchini Alfredo! I have so much Zucchini growing in the garden that I’m definitely going to add these two recipes to the list! Can I use this one, Nourhan, and link it back to you? Sure my readers would love it.

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  28. I found your blog when a friend sent me the goldfish link…knowing that I would make them to take to the pool for our kids. Then I started reading recipes…oh my… Tonight I made these – and EVERYONE loved them. Teenagers, tweenagers, hubby – the whole crew – and to get the whole crew on board with a new menu item is quite a feat. Thank you and keep up the awesome recipes!!

  29. Nourhan,
    I have to say that this zucchini was DELICIOUS!! I took them out of the oven and just kept eating them, one after the other – so addicting! They never even made it into the marinara! The family love them, too. Thanks so much for sharing. I will DEFINITELY be making these again.

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